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Lesbian and bisexual women have no health problems, says government health agency

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human ServicesImage: chris kleponis-pool/Getty Images Congratulations, everyone! Lesbian and bisexual health problems are officially over. Or so it would seem, if you believe the Department of Health and Human Services’ website. According to the Sunlight Foundation, a government transparency project, HHS removed pages from it’s Office on Women’s Health site that focused on lesbian and bisexual women’s health. SEE ALSO: What would a ‘Queer Eye’ led by queer women look like? HHS told Politico, who first reported the story, that the pages were taken…

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This couple surprised each other by proposing at the same time

In pretty much the most adorable thing to happen since Paddington 2, a couple accidentally proposed to each other at the same time.  On Saturday, Tori Monaco asked her girlfriend of a year to marry her. Then her girlfriend (and now fiancée) Berkley Cade, pulled out a ring and got down on one knee too.  I PLANNED A PROPOSAL FOR MONTHS.. little did I know she planned one too! #doubleproposal #lgbt pic.twitter.com/hWrIaFn3Dl — Tori 🌈 (@Toorriiiiiiiiii) February 11, 2018 While Cade drew out a Pictionary turn, Monaco got on one…

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Tech leaders respond to Trumps ban of transgender people in the military

With Obamacare reform back from the dead and wending its way toward a substantive vote, the Trump administration has decided that two massive national policy controversies are better than one. In a set of tweets this morning, President Trump announced that he is banning transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military. The decision, if implemented, would reverse an Obama-era policy put in place by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asserting thattransgender people could not be dismissed from service or prevented from enlisting just for being transgender.…

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How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates. With San Francisco and New Yorks annual Pride event hitting this weekend, its a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short years. While theres still plenty of work to be done, were happy to celebrate some of the fun ways that companies are showing their solidarity with the queer community while also holding them to task on…

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Tumblr says it fixed the Safe Mode glitch that hid innocent posts, including LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr this week introduced a safe mode for its service, which combines the companys previously available safe search functionality with a new filter that would hide sensitive content from the sites main Dashboard, using an overlay. However, Tumblr quickly came under fire for hiding sensitive content that was anything but instead, noted many users, Tumblr was seemingly filtering out innocent posts, including LGBTQ+ content, for no apparent reason. This wouldnt be the first time that LGBTQ+ content got caught up in an algorithmic filter of some kind. YouTube this week…

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