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53 min ago | NewsOne

Re: Lesbian Detroit Bishop Moves To Maryland To Start Affirming Ministry | News One

Six months after resigning as pastor of a small church in downtown Detroit over her announcement that she had married a woman in Iowa, Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams has opened a new church in Silver Spring, Md., with the goal of pastoring the kind of ministry she feels God has called on her to lead.


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5 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

Gay rights activist Dustin Lance Black claims Pasadena City College...

PASADENA >> Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black has accused Pasadena City College administrators of rescinding an invitation for him to be the commencement speaker because of a scandal involving private photos released on the Internet of Black and a former partner.

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9 hrs ago | EDGE

Web Soap 'Beacon Hill' Reunites Daytime Stars

Fans of daytime drama were shocked when the long running soap opera "The Guiding Light" was cancelled in 2009.


Related Topix: Soap Opera, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Guiding Light, Crystal Chappell, All My Children

13 hrs ago | EDGE

Lez in the Dez: Club Skirts the Dinah Brings 20,000 to Palm Springs

The flash of cameras light up the rhinestones on my vintage Studio 54 T-shirt as I skirt the edge of the red carpet at the Palm Springs Convention Center .


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14 hrs ago | EDGE

Putin Would Be Proud: 'No Homo Promo' Laws Around the Nation

In a piece that Russian lawmakers might very well call "gay propaganda," The Mirror brings you nine U.S. states that have similar anti-gay laws - or what Russian lawmakers would approvingly nod their heads at.


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Fri Apr 18, 2014


Norwegian Plumber Sentenced for Stabbing Coworker 10 Times for Gay Jokes

A plumber from Norway has been sentenced to time in a mental care facility, in lieu of jail, after he stabbed a coworker ten times for making jokes about him, implying the plumber is gay, Gay Star News reports.



Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license

Clerk David Orr says he issued the marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.


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Out Director Bryan Singer Denies Allegation of Raping Teen

Bryan Singer, the openly gay director of the "X-Men" films, denies allegations made in a lawsuit that he raped a 17-year-old boy and forced him to do drugs in 1999, Pink News reports.


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Challenge to Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Heard

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.


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New Oregon Marriage Licenses Read For Same-Sex Couples

In light of the Oregon attorney general's decision to not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, Oregon is now revising its marriage licenses to include forms for same-sex couples.


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The Washington Post

Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


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Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, African-American, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College, California

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay... A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed ... (more)


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Bill and Pete's Not So Excellent Adventure: Hate Group Leader Back on American Soil

After a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan that started with a prolonged detention at the Canadian border and ended in a jail cell, Peter LaBarbera, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality is back on American soil looking for cash to pay his legal bills.


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No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

If LGBT Ugandans are searching for a way to leave their oppressive country, they can cross Namibia off their list.


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Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.


Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, George Bush, W.


Is the GOP Finally Getting Hip to Gay Marriage?

Just as the Nevada GOP drops its opposition to same-sex marriage, a group of young conservatives is launching a campaign to change anti-gay language in the national party platform.


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Hearing Set in Challenge to Arkansa's Gay Marriage Ban

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.


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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

Diego Sanchez, the first openly transgender person to work as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, helped to develop a new Justice Department program that trains law enforcement to be more sensitive to the needs of transgender people.


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House kills bill to remove anti-sodomy law in La.

Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.


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