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A First for Italy: Two Mothers Listed on Birth Certificate

A woman wraps her hands around a pregnant woman's stomach.

  Italy’s record for gay rights is a rocky one. The Catholic country only recognized same-sex civil unions in June 2016, and has not yet allowed same-sex marriages. Civil partners have most of the same legal protections as married partners, but not all. For instance, the right to be recognized as equal parents of any […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Jenny Durkan: Seattle’s First Openly Lesbian Mayor

A ballot for Seattle's mayor. The two options listed are Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.

  Jenny Durkan is Seattle’s first woman mayor since Bertha Knight Landes in 1928. She was sworn in on November 28, 2017. She’s also Seattle’s first openly lesbian mayor. “Let’s get to work,” she said as she took her oath of office in the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach. According to her campaign, she […]

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First Openly Gay Woman Competes in the Miss America Pageant

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  The Miss America 2017 competition just ended on September 11th. Erin O’Flaherty, Miss Missouri, didn’t win the crown, but she still regards her presence as a victory. In the 95-year history of the beauty-and-talent-based scholarship competition, she’s the first openly gay woman to reach the state-victory tier and compete for the title and crown […]

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New Jersey Denies Fertility Treatment to Lesbians

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  In what can only be described as a blatant act of discrimination, two lesbian couples from New Jersey were denied medical coverage for fertility treatments. Erin and Marianne Krupa’s medical provider, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, cited a 2001 state insurance mandate that requires women under 35 to have “two years of unprotected sexual […]

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A Lesbian Werewolf Mercenary Waging War In Afghanistan!

Will Cry Havoc, a promising lesbian werewolf war story written by men, transcend tired tropes or fall victim, yet again, to ignorance and foment more mere monstrous misogyny? Please don’t break my heart.

  ‘Lesbian werewolf war story’ sounds like the kind of writing prompt you’d get as a game, drawing random words out of a hat. But it’s also the best brief description of Cry Havoc, the newest ongoing series from Image Comics, writer Si Spurrier and artist Ryan Kelly. The lesbian werewolf is protagonist Louise Canton, […]

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