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27 min ago | Brandon Sun

New education minister's ties to church criticized by NDP but not gay advocate

The NDP is criticizing the appointment of Gordon Dirks as Alberta's education minister, saying he is linked to a church that believes homosexuality is a sin. But a prominent advocate for gay rights in the province says he met with Dirks on Tuesday and believes the former chairman of the Calgary Board of Education will work to promote safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students in the province.

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3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage

People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday. Ginsburg said cases pending before the circuit covering Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee would probably play a role in the high court's timing.

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Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. The Ugandan foreign minister said his priority will be to ensure agreement on new U.N. goals to fight poverty and preserve the environment.

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9 hrs ago | Click Orlando

What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy. Several gay and transgender entertainers reported last week that Facebook temporarily suspended their personal accounts for not providing their "real name."

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Transgender

13 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Web filter lifts block on gay sitesWeb filter lifts block on gay...

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

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13 hrs ago | On Top Magazine

Gay Couple Violently Attacked By Mob In Philadelphia's Center City

A gay male couple in their twenties was violently attacked by a mob of eight to twelve men and women in Philadelphia's Center City on Thursday. Eye witnesses said the men, together over a decade, were walking home from dinner when they were approached the group.

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18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Great Films Make Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse Fest Seem Like Gay Academy Awards

The Palm Springs Cinema Diverse film festival seems to be shaping up to be the Academy Awards of Gay Movies. The Sept.

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Related Topix: Oscars, SoMa (San Francisco, CA), Watches

22 hrs ago | Advocate

3 Arrested In Brutal Attack on Gay Activist In Belgrade

Three men have been arrested in Serbia in connection with the weekend assault of a German activist who was attending a gay rights conference in Belgrade last week, which left the activist with life-threatening injuries, reports Towleroad . Towleroad posted security video of the Saturday evening ambush in the Serbian capital, noting that it is currently unclear if the attack was motivated by homophobia.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles doctor asks feds to study why meningitis targets gay, bisexual men

With nearly a dozen cases of meningococcal disease already reported across Los Angeles County this year, a local doctor has asked the federal government to look into why gay and bisexual men seem to be at greater risk for exposure and transmission of the illness. Dr. Robert Bolan, medical director for the Los Angeles LGBT Center , urged the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week to determine why men who have sex with men are being infected by and, in some cases, dying of the disease, which can lead to brain or spinal cord infections commonly known as meningitis.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to find the ban on gay marriage constitutional, arguing the state's voters have a right to define marriage.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Same-sex couples hoping to get married in Indiana will have to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the question of whether gay marriage bans are constitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday stayed its Sept.

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Related Topix: Indiana, US Supreme Court, US News, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Wisconsin Gazette

No gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Advocate

An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum

Vlad Slavskiy is an 18-year-old LGBT rights activist currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Sochi, Russia, where he endured severe harassment and abuse after coming out as gay.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, World News, Russia

Advocate

PHOTOS: Gay Warriors

Not so long ago, photographs like these, evidence that military personnel had same- sex partners, could have been grounds for an honorable discharge. Many went to great lengths to hide important aspects of their lives, including whole families, to stay in the military.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

Community concerns over ice use among gay men in Victoria

A REPORT into the use of ice in Victoria has sparked concerns over a high prevalence of the drug among young gay men. An inquiry into methamphetamine use and supply in Victoria focusing on ice was submitted to a parliamentary committee last week , and identified LGBT people as a group facing "problematic" methamphetamine use.

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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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Related Topix: Serbia, World News

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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Related Topix: Virginia, US Supreme Court, US News

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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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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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

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