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3 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

Church-state separation put to the test in Ky.

Baptists make up 25 percent of the state's 4.4 million population but 40 percent of the General Assembly, according to statistics gathered by the 2010 Religious Census by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Legislative Research Commission.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Wedding, US Governors, Steve Beshear, US News

8 hrs ago | EDGE

Pete in 'The Pokey': LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

Peter LaBarbera, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-gay hate group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality and Bill Whatcott, a local Saskatchewan man who is presumably the Canadian knock-off version of LaBarbera, were arrested Monday after the pair refused to leave the grounds of the University of Regina.

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Related Topix: Abortion

8 hrs ago | EDGE

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion, Episcopal Church

8 hrs ago | EDGE

Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

As expected , the Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have the same legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt, Reuters reports.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Malta, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

12 hrs ago | EDGE

Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to 'Push the Gay' Out of Brother

A judge sentenced an Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, with two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

13 hrs ago | EDGE

Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over 'Noah' Inaccuracies

The uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the Russell Crowe pre-summer biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not placing the blame on the flood on gays.

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14 hrs ago | EDGE

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

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16 hrs ago | EDGE

Axe Murder and Cannibalism and Graham Crackers, Oh My

Generations Christian radio host Pastor Kevin Swanson, is the latest right wing mouthpiece to voice objection to Nabisco's Honey Maid ad, which features a same-sex couple, Right Wing Watch reports.

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18 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

In India, landmark Supreme Court ruling recognizes transgender as third gender

India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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Related Topix: Transgender, India, World News

20 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

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Related Topix: Wedding

Yesterday | CFRA

U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

A pair of controversial political activists - one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion - have been arrested at the University of Regina.

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Related Topix: Activism, Canada,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez had a good night Saturday night in Beverly Hills at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize outstanding images of the LGBT community in the media.

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Related Topix: Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Drama, J Lo, Transgender

EDGE

Finland's New Homoerotic Stamps

You've never seen stamps like this. Just as the United States rolls out its new Harvey Milk stamp , which goes on sale in May, to honor the LGBT movement, Finland revealed its new homoerotic stamps, which celebrates artist Tom of Finland.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Milk

EDGE

Cleveland Cabbies Protest 'Gay Games' Promotional Campaign

Despite the fact that the 2014 Gay Games promises to bring millions of dollars in tourism revenue to the beleaguered city, Cleveland's cabbies have reportedly refused to drive their cabs, protesting Cleveland Hopkins International Airport taxi's rooftop signs promoting the LGBT sporting event.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment

EDGE

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Among MSM

Following a frightening outbreak of meningitis among men who have sex with men in New York City last year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now urging MSM to get vaccinated.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS

EDGE

Harvey Milk Stamp to Debut at The White House

The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp will take place at the White House on May 22. Harvey Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S. when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

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Related Topix: Transgender, San Francisco, CA

EDGE

Huckabee Attacks Obama's Position on Same-Sex Marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday, Mediate reports.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Barack Obama, IGN Entertainment

EDGE

Irish Journalist Plays Victim Card on 'Pantigate' Scandal

Just in time for Easter, allegedly anti-gay Irish journalist that came to international attention in February over a defamation lawsuit involving Irish drag performer/activist Panti Bliss is throwing himself on the metaphorical cross.

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Related Topix: Journalism

ABC 33/40

Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Prison, Education Etc.

This is Local London

Lopez remembers aunt at ceremony

The actress, singer and American Idol judge opened up about her late aunt Marisa as she accepted the Vanguard Award, reported E! News, which applauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community.

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