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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Is America’s gay community in the midst of a meningitis epidemic?

Dr. Robert Bolan wants to know why gay and bisexual men all over the United States are coming down with invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), a deadly bacterial infection seldom seen in this day and age.

Bolan is the medical director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City have all seen meningitis infections known as IMD in recent months among men who have sex with men.

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Ninety Year Old Newlyweds Talk About How They Fell in Love

Remember that lesbian couple who married in Iowa after being together for 72 years? They have an adorable video about how they met and fell in love. Towleroad.com reports: I wrote the other day about Vivian Boyack and Nonie Dubes of Iowa, ages 91 and 90, getting married the other day after 72 years of […]

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Congressman Jared Polis Files ENDA Discharge Petition

The openly gay House member from Colorado is filing a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act. Towleroad.com reports: Out Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) announced today that he has filed a discharge petition in the House of Representatives for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Polis is the chief sponsor […]

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House Democrats make move trying to force vote on ENDA

WASHINGTON DC – Four Democrats in the U.S. House, lead by openly gay Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado), filed a discharge petition today that could force the Republican-controlled body to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

According to The Hill, the petition would need to win the backing of 218 lawmakers to force House consideration of the non-discrimination bill passed last year by the Senate.

Four Democrats in the U.S. House, lead by openly gay Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado), filed a discharge petition today that could force the Republican-controlled body to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

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San Diego Leadership Alliance to host informational session at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California — The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) will host an information session on Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-7 pm at The Center for those interested in applying for the upcoming 2015 SDLA Institute.

SDLA works to develop the next gen­er­a­tion of pro­gres­sive lead­ers by pro­vid­ing the skills, rela­tion­ships and oppor­tu­ni­ties to build a sus­tain­able pro­gres­sive infra­struc­ture in the San Diego region. The organization’s bench­mark pro­gram is its lead­er­ship insti­tute held each spring.

The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) will host an information session on Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-7 pm at The Center for those interested in applying for the upcoming 2015 SDLA Institute.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Red Planet Respite”

CircleCircledotdot’s Katherine Harroff gets a jump on commercial intergalactic tourism with her space farce “Red Planet Respite,” which introduces the test crew for a trip to Marsimerica’s new Pod Planet Resort, an escape haven for wealthy travelers.

Texas good ole boy “Teddy” Commons, CEO of builder GlobalCom Venture Capital, handles the PR chores on this introductory flight.

“Red Planet Respite” plays through Sept. 28 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UCSD campus).

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Life Beyond Therapy: How to retire happy (the RMO method)

What does it mean to retire? Let’s expand the definition beyond “to stop working.” After all, maybe our grandparents wanted to stop working entirely, and they could. Do we?

Some of my clients have retired at 45, 50 or 55. Some left the military with a full pension, or did their 25 years as a schoolteacher, nurse or public employee. When you retire at that age, what do you do with the rest of your life?

What does it mean to retire? Let’s expand the definition beyond “to stop working.” After all, maybe our grandparents wanted to stop working entirely, and they could. Do we?

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The Center’s #BeTheGeneration campaign challenges San Diego community to end HIV

SAN DIEGO, California — Can San Diego cut the number of new HIV cases to zero in the next 10 years?

Delores Jacobs, CEO of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, thinks so. In a message to the community in the organization’s weekly newsletter last month, Jacobs urged San Diegans to reinvigorate the national #BeTheGeneration campaign.

#BeTheGeneration was launched in 2006 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institute of Health, as a call to action to help end the war against HIV and AIDS.

“We can be the generation that fights to end new cases, that stops the epidemic-level spread of HIV/AIDS,” Dr. Delores Jacobs wrote. “We can make it happen.”

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Transgender princess faces backlash, but stays strong

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A Colorado high school has crowned a transgender student as homecoming princess, and the decision has sparked widespread controversy on Social Media about whether the school district should allow this to happen.

Colorado Springs’ District 49 says they don’t exclude any student from participating in programs or activities based on gender identity or expression.

Homecoming princess Scarlett Lenh was born a boy, but feels more comfortable living life as a girl.

A Colorado high school has crowned a transgender student as homecoming princess, and the decision has sparked widespread controversy on Social Media about whether the school district should allow this to happen.

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