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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 11

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

Man Attacks Gay Pride Marchers In Jerusalem For Second Time, Police Say

The New York Times reports that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who had recently been released from prison after serving 10 years for stabbing participants in the annual Gay Pride Parade in 2005 struck again on […]

Minister From Viral Video Is Not A Gay Rights Champion After All

Advocate.com reports that the Georgia minister whose anti-homophobia sermon has been viewed by hundreds of thousands in an online video has turned out not to be the GLBT rights champion some have perceived him as […]

Uncle’s Death Motivates Gay College Athlete To Create Change

OutSports reports that Griffin Hay, a University of Portland runner, looks to work with his coach to form an NCAA organization for GLBT athletes. Read the full story from OutSports http://www.outsports.com/2015/7/30/9071553/griffin-hay-gay-cross-country-track-portland-university-coming-out

In New Documentary, Gay Palestinian Men In Israel Grapple With Their Sexual, National Identity

U.S. News & World Report reports that a privately funded film by British Director Jake Witzenfeld premiered at both the Sheffield Film Festival in England and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and documents the unique […]

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BigGayNews for Monday, August 3, 2015

Today’s Top Headlines Canada’s Policy On Gay Men Donating Tissue Is 30 Years Behind Russia Is Investigating If Gay Emojis Break Its Laws To Be Gay and African Should Not Be a Crime “Gay Neighborhoods […]

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Cheryl Furjanic’s Uplifting HBO Documentary on Greg Louganis: A Story of Herculean Struggle and Triumph

No diver in recorded history has achieved the level of greatness as Olympic diving champion, Greg Louganis. The HBO Sports documentary, Back on Board: Greg Louganis, captivates with up close and personal interviews. It will […]

“Gay Neighborhoods Are Evolving”

The Georgia Straight asks if gay neighborhoods are passé. In a world that’s getting more inclusive, it seems they’re becoming relics of a discriminatory past. Read the full story from The Georgia Straight

To Be Gay and African Should Not Be a Crime

The Pacific Standard reports that homosexuality is an identity that most African leaders, political and religious, call “un-African.” The majority of these leaders do not want to even acknowledge that gays exist. Read the full […]

Russia Is Investigating If Gay Emojis Break Its Laws

Time reports that Russia’s state media watchdog is investigating whether gay-themed emojis on Facebook are in violation of Russian laws against promoting homosexuality. Read the full story from Time

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