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March 23, 2011 - 09:00 AM
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"FUNNY" T-SHIRT reading "I can run faster horny than you can scared!" "hilariously" available in women's sizes.

APPLE has agreed to dump the iPhone app dedicated to "ex-gay" reparative therapy.

AFTER THE JUMP: parsing the increased abortion restrictions in Virginia; Prince George's county's record on women; what if every person living and working in D.C. knew her HIV status?

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, the area with the lowest median income for women in the Washington region, hears from the Washington Area Women's Foundation: "At a community forum, Prince George’s County residents learned that they live in a county that has the most single mothers raising children in the region; that 66% of these families live in unaffordable housing; and that in Maryland, the cost of full-time child care is 34% of a single mother’s income."

EQUALITY MATTERS investigates Chick-Fil-A's anti-gay past.

 

RETHINKING HIV IN D.C.: "Despite major advancements in testing, treatment and social outreach, there has been little change in the HIV/AIDS bureaucracy, and shamefully low bars set for action. The vision of the much-hyped 'National Strategy'—to reduce new incidences of HIV transmission by 25 percent over five years—means 200,000 instead of 280,000 people get HIV," Brad Ogilvie writes in the Washington Post.  "This is unacceptable. Instead, we should be promoting bold visions and concrete community action. Here’s one idea: By the time the International AIDS Conference gathers in the District next summer, all people living and working in the District should know their HIV status. Knowledge is our best weapon, and knowing one’s status is essential to any effort to stop the spread of the virus."

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATION hits the Prince William County police department.

LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER the DC Center will be forced to move offices again, this time to make way for a hotel.

INCREASED ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IN VA are expected to hit the state's abortion providers in 2012. Katherine Greenier of the ACLU of Virginia provides her take: "Measures like SB 924’s amendment, called Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider, or TRAP, laws, pose unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on abortion providers. They have nothing to do with the safe delivery of services for women and everything to do with legislators’ views on reproductive rights. Indeed, any health care expert will tell you that the architectural, procedural, staffing, and equipment requirements of outpatient surgical centers are unrelated to providing, and unnecessary for ensuring, safe first-trimester abortion services," Greenier writes. "That’s why, until this amendment passed, the General Assembly had over many years, including this year, repeatedly voted down TRAP legislation when introduced as a stand-alone bill."

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  1. TJ TJ

    TJ T

    Mar 23, 2011 - 03:58:38 PM

    @Trian, no one is trying to silence the "ex-gay" folks.  They have every right to create the app and market it any way they want, just like they have had the freedom to create this make-believe minority.  Apple doesn't have to be the avenue in which they get it to the public, though.  I applaud Apple for this decision.  I would have hated to think that I made a mistake by getting an iPhone.

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      Trian One

      Mar 24, 2011 - 09:13:38 AM

      JT,  that is EXACTLY what Apple is doing!  I am sorry you are so opposed to free speech in the digital age, since Apple does not allow apps to be purchased outside of the App store. I personally believe you mafe a huge  in getting an iPhone for that very reason, because Apple is choosing not to be a common carrier, but a publisher to their iPhone platform. Would you support Apple only allowing you to access approved Web content from their laptops?

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    LaLa Seidensticker

    Mar 23, 2011 - 03:11:28 PM

    Looks like the t-shirt has been removed from the site!

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