• Musings

    Google increases health care coverage for trans employees

    Mountain View, California-based corporation and search engine giant Google recently announced a considerable increase in health care coverage for their U.S. transgender employees. Effective immediately, trans employees are now entitled to a full range of procedures and treatment in accordance with theย World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Standards of Care. This includes transitioning…

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    Cyndi Lauper to open home for LGBT youth

    Cyndi Lauper, the spunky ’80s icon who inspired the name of our shop with her masturbation-embracing ditty, “She Bop,” has a fantastic plan in the works: she’s opening a housing facility for LGBT youth in New York. The True Colors Residence will consist of 30 energy-efficient studio apartments and several community spaces. The home will be…

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    LGBT history coming to California school textbooks

    California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a groundbreaking bill that requires public schools to include the historical contributions of LGBT individuals in their social studiesย lessons. The law — entitled the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act — could begin taking effect as soon as the 2013-2014 school year. California will be…