Thursday, March 27, 2008

Morning Sweep

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that gay youth are now coming out earlier, thanks to more visibility and an increase in awareness programs.

But, on the downside, homophobia, discrimination and victimization cause LGB teens to be 190% more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, a new study shows.

Fidel Castro’s niece (daughter of new president Raul) proposes pro-LGBT legislation in Cuba.

Florida enters the ring as the latest state to introduce legislation prohibiting discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

San Francisco makes a move to accommodate the LGBT homeless by adopting new shelter guidelines.

The first ever black transgender woman delegate is headed to the Democratic National Convention.

British singer Joss Stone will play a lesbian character in her second movie roll.

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