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Island House Key West Named Favorite Gay Resort by Gay.com

Since its renovation in 2000, Island House in Key West has been winning awards and applause from the gay press for its high standards of accommodation and service including the coveted “Best gay resort in the world” from Out Traveler Magazine in 2007. This year Island House has received the “Oscar” of all gay travel awards, the Planet Out - Gay.com Travel Award 2009 for Favorite Guest House, voted by more than 24,000 of the website’s readers.

Early Stimulus Reports Show Gain In Teaching, Construction Jobs

Teachers, construction workers and public safety officials appear to be the initial winners from the states' share of the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package, according to the first quarterly reports filed by states to show how many jobs the rescue plan saved or created.

ENDA's Introduction Announced in the House

The National Center for Transgender Equality applauds the introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a vital step towards employment equality for all Americans.

Inclusive ENDA Introduced in the Senate

A fully inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced today in the Senate with bipartisan support. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), introduced the bill, which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hearing on ENDA in House of Representatives

The House Committee on Education and Labor, led by Chairman George Miller, heard testimony this morning about the devastating impact of workplace discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The hearing was part of the Committee’s work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), HR 3017.

Study Finds Differing Long-Term Effects of Hand-Held Cellphone Laws

(ARLINGTON, VA.) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of cartoons and, on a more serious side, the focus of legislation. A key question is whether such laws succeed in changing patterns of driver cellphone use.

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Creigh Deeds for Virginia Governor

(WASHINGTON D.C.)– The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced yesterday the endorsement of state Senator R. Creigh Deeds for Governor of Virginia.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation to Present Seal of Excellence to N.Y. Adoption Agency

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced today they will be presenting a seal of recognition of the “All Children – All Families” initiative to Family Focus Adoption Services. The seal is given to adoption agencies that demonstrate excellence in working with LGBT families. Family Focus Adoption Services is the first New York agency to receive this honor.