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4 min ago | Towleroad

Three Arrested in Attack That Left German Gay Rights Activist in Critical Condition: VIDEO

A 27-year-old German gay rights activist who was attending a LGBT conference in Belgrade, Serbia is in critical condition after sustaining "life threatening" injuries from an attack Saturday. Dusan Jovanovic, deputy director of the hospital where the man is being treated, said the man [whose name has not yet been released] has undergone surgery but is still in a "serious condition".

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring discusses federal gay marriage appeals

After offering opening remarks to the participants at the third annual Charlottesville Gay Pride Festival in Lee Park on September 13, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring spoke to reporters about the same-sex marriage cases that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its coming term. Answering questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner, Herring, a Democrat who served in the state Senate before his 2013 election as attorney general, explained how his mind has been changed about gay marriage .

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8 hrs ago | On Top Magazine

John Barrowman Proud Of Gay Kiss At Commonwealth Games

Out actor John Barrowman says he's proud of a kiss between himself and a male dancer at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. The married actor said he was proud of the message the kiss sent to the Commonwealth countries which still prohibit gay relations, currently 42 out of 53. "Oh, I felt great about it, because it was a scripted thing that was in there," he told reporters at the National Lottery Awards.

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12 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Attack on gay Philadelphia couple leaves 1 injured

Capt. Frank Banford tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that a gay couple was approached Thursday night by two men and a half-dozen females. Authorities say a 27-year-old victim suffered a bone fracture in his face that will require surgery.

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16 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized in Arizona

In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex unions. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick allowed Fred McQuire to be listed on his spouse's death certificate, marking another development in the national debate over gay marriage as state and federal judges across the country have struck down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US News, US Supreme Court, California

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NewsOne

Re: My Big, Gay, 'Greek' Wedding? Fraternity In Uproar Over Same Sex Nuptials [VIDEO]

Homophobia in the Black community is a horribly kept secret and the marriage between Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay has once again brought it to the surface. Gay is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and social media exploded with vitriolic criticism towards the couple, many stating that it was insulting to the 'Frat' to have a gay, Kappa wedding.

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Advocate

Study: Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases

U.S. religious congregations' openness to gays and lesbians as members and leaders has increased substantially in recent years, according to a new Duke University study. The latest set of data in Duke's ongoing National Congregations Study showed a notable increase from 2006 to 2012, the university announced Thursday - essentially confirming a trend observed in news reports.

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Windsor Beacon

Couples, firms take sides in gay marriage debate

In this June 25, 2014 file photo Bart Peterson, left, and Pete McNamara are married by Marion County Clerk Beth White in Indianapolis after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage bans in both Indiana and Wisconsin were overturned in June and then appealed by the attorneys generals of both states.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Scranton, PA, Scott Township, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Suria

Gay marriage set to make grand US...

The US Supreme Court this week made plans to revisit gay marriage, less than 15 months after its landmark decision that same-sex couples were entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals. Demonstrators in support of same sex marriage stand in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC during the second annual "March for Marriage" June 19, 2014 - by Karen Bleier While courts across the United States have been hearing gay-marriage cases, the Supreme Court said it will use a September 29 private conference to consider appeals that concern whether gay marriage can be legal in some states but not in others.

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Monterey County Herald

German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told The Associated Press that the man was attacked early morning by a group of young men who beat him with a glass ashtray and shouted: "We don't want foreigners in Belgrade!" Serbia, which has a long history of attacks by far-right groups against gay activists, has repeatedly pledged to protect human rights as it seeks European Union membership.

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Related Topix: Activism, Riot

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

8, 2014, Kurdish Peshmerga walk on a street in Gwer in northern Iraq. . In this image made from video taken on Sept.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Navy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits. In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws."

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc., Prison

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

[VIDEO] Black Churches Are Becoming More Gay-Friendly

A new study released by Duke University has found that acceptance of homosexual members in Black protestant churches has recently surged. The percentage of churches accepting of gay and lesbian members has risen from 44% in 2006 to 62% in 2012.

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The York Daily Record

New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy is upheld

New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy was upheld by a federal appeals court, though the three-judge panel took issue with a key aspect of a lower court's ruling. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower-court ruling in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban filed by two associations and two licensed therapists who practice what are called "sexual orientation change efforts," referred to in court filings by the acronym SOCE.

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KCOL-AM Fort Collins

Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, "I have two moms."

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WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Dane County judges approve adoptions by same-sex couples

Wednesday, Circuit Judge Shelley Gaylord agreed to let Teresa and Kat Riley adopt the biological children whom both previously had by sperm donors. Last month, Judge Julie Genovese granted Heather Schaller and Sarah Davis of Madison an adoption.

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Related Topix: Dane County, WI, Madison, WI

The Town Talk

Abby: Parents persist in thinking gay son with straighten outAbby:...

Dear Abby: I'm a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am 99 percent of the time. Abby: Parents persist in thinking gay son with straighten out Dear Abby: I'm a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am 99 percent of the time.

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The York Daily Record

Arizona man seeks recognition of same-sex marriage

George Martinez was a Vietnam War veteran in the throes of the final stages of cancer when he and his partner of 45 years traveled from Arizona to California to fulfill one of his final wishes and get married. He died two weeks ago, and now his surviving spouse is in the midst of a legal battle over Arizona's ban on gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Supreme Court

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Argus

Police increase patrols after sex act man caught

POLICE have increased patrols at a popular gay cruising spot after a father and child walked by as a man performed a sex act on himself. Dukes Mound, above Madeira Drive, Brighton, is a well known meeting place for gay people for casual sex and sexual activity.

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Related Topix: East Sussex County, England, World News, West Sussex County, England, United Kingdom

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