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Gay dad and kids receive benefits


This Wednesday marks the 100th day since President Obama took the oath of office and, for the national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, never-before-experienced access to and inclusion in the federal government — although the LGBT community is still awaiting the appointment of an openly gay individual to the president’s cabinet.

Amazon restores book rankings after ‘glitch’

Yahoo News reports two days after Amazon claimed a “glitch” had caused the sales rank to be dropped from thousands of gay and lesbian books, the numbers returned April 14 for Annie Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain,” James Baldwin’s “Giovanni’s Room” and other notable titles.

Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control announced a new domestic HIV/AIDS-prevention campaign this week, marking the first time the federal government has funded a media promotion focused on national HIV/AIDS issues in nearly 20 years.

Shelters adapt to help trans homeless

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that help is harder to find for the transgender homeless, whose nontraditional gender status raises questions about sleeping arrangements and shower facilities.

Dating site eHarmony made good on its legal agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General this week with the launch of its new matching site geared to gays and lesbians.

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