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Apple CEO Lends Name to Alabama's Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 5
Apple CEO Tim Cook -- the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay, in October -- has lent his support and his name to an anti-gay workplace discrimination bill in his home state of Alabama.

Congress Aims to Save $44M By Cutting Medicare Penis Pumps

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
The Republicans in Congress have officially had enough of funding penis pumps for men who can't get erections. The devices are covered by Medicare to the tune of $44 million per year -- money better spent on the disabled.

Uganda Lawmakers To Fast-Track New Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 31
After an embarrassing defeat of the Uganda Parliament earlier this year by the Constitutional Court, legislators now say they will return on November 4, determined to fast-track a new anti-gay bill.

Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

PA Lawmakers Introduce Pay Equity Legislation for Women

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 13
On January 6, as part of a larger effort to address the concerns of Pennsylvania women, state Reps. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., introduced a bill to clarify and update the legal standards for pay-equity lawsuits.

Top Ten HIV Stories of 2013

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 31
EDGE looks at the top 10 HIV health stories of the year.

HOPE Act Allows HIV-Positive to Donate Organs

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 19
AIDS service organizations are applauding the House of Representatives’ decision to allow people living with HIV to donate their organs to other people living with HIV.

With Sponsorship of Bill Nelson, ENDA is Three Votes From Passage

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
With the co-sponsorship of Sen. Bill Nelson, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now just three votes away from passing the Senate.

REPEAL Legislation Seeks to End HIV Criminalization

HIV/AIDS | By Holly Grigg-Spall | May 28
Reps. Barbara Lee and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have introduced legislation to repeal the HIV Discrimination Act, outdated laws that criminalize people with HIV, regardless of intent.

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