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Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina DMV on Behalf of Gender Non-conforming Teen who was Forced to Remove Makeup for His Driver’s License Photo

Chase Culpepper

TLDEF today filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen who was targeted for discrimination last March. When he attempted to get his first driver’s license, Chase Culpepper was told by the DMV that he could not take his license photo unless he removed the makeup that he wears on a regular basis.

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Family Weekend in the Southwest- Austin Parents Take Pride in their Families

Gay Flag

Family Equality Council is set to partner with the Austin community again this year during Austin Pride Weekend (Sept. 18- 21), in creating additional family-friendly spaces where parents and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, along with their children and other allies, can celebrate, make new connections, and be part of the equality movement.

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Thailand: HIV Infections on Rise Among Young Gay Men

HIV & AIDS

An estimated 70 per cent of new sexually transmitted infections cases are occurring among young people, especially among men who have sex with men, those involved in sex work and those who inject drugs in Thailand, where “social media, online dating websites and mobile application make it much easier for young people to meet others in order to engage in casual sex,” says a new United Nations report.

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The Queens of “The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails” Revealed

Jeza Belle

With six short weeks until the release of The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails, New York City drag star, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle reveals the roster of 27 international drag queens featured in her forthcoming boozy book of cocktail recipes and drunken drag tales.

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Back-To-School Time Calls for Bullying and Violence Prevention – Journeyworks Publishing Offers New Tool for Young Readers

Improving School Climate

Bullying continues to be a hot topic for school communities. New violence prevention materials are now available to help administrators, teachers and parents give their students the understanding of what bullying is, and what they can do to stop it.