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1 hr ago | EDGE

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage, the Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hanna, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate

1 hr ago | EDGE

GLAAD Slams Hollywood for Poor Portrayal of LGBT Community

GLAAD is criticizing Hollywood's portrayal of the LGBT community in a new report this week , saying filmmakers are failing to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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Related Topix: Transgender

4 hrs ago | EDGE

Mich. Dad Who Beat Daughter to Death to 'Turn Her Gay' Sentenced

A Michigan man who told police he beat his two-year-old daughter to death in 2011 in an attempt to turn her gay so she would avoid men was sentenced to 40-years in prison with a non-parole period of 18-years and nine months Monday.

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Related Topix: Metal, Sentenced

8 hrs ago | Colorado Daily

Suthers appeals ruling to stop Boulder on same-sex marriage licenses

A pro-gay marriage rally is held outside Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office in Denver, July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police union: Video shows woman attacked officer

More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month, which the city's police union contends show the officer was justified.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Transgender

EDGE

Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.

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Related Topix: Transgender

EDGE

ACLU Objects to Full Court Hearing Wis. Gay Marriage Case

Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Sunherald.com

Georgia seeks same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissal

Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit in April on behalf of seven people. Attorney General Sam Olens, representing the state registrar, said in a filing Monday that the suit takes away Georgia residents' right to define marriage.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

EDGE

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Guyana, IGN Entertainment

CBS Local

Judge Asked To Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage Stay

A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, FL, Key West, FL

EDGE

Man Suspected in Double Murder of Seattle Gay Men Arrested in NJ

A man who authorities believe killed two gay men in Seattle last month was arrested in New Jersey Friday, Komo News reports.

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Related Topix: Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ, Social Software

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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Related Topix: Transgender, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Healthcare Law

EDGE

Murray State University Designates Gender Neutral Restrooms

Murray State University has designated three single-person restrooms as gender neutral restrooms available to any person regardless of gender identity or expression.

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Related Topix: Murray State University, Transgender

CultureMap

BBQ worker discusses Obama's reaction to sex joke; takes aim at Perry over gay rights

If Andy Warhol is right and everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, then Austin's Daniel Webb is using his to bring national attention to an important issue: LGBTQ rights.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Advocate

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit

A woman fired by a Catholic-run food pantry in Kansas City, Mo., because she is a lesbian, has filed suit against the Kansas City-St.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Wedding

Sun Jul 20, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Comic-Con 2014: With Archiea s death, mainsteam comics come out of the closet

Archie , of Archie Comics fame, was fatally shot while protecting his gay best friend.

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Related Topix: Transgender

EDGE

San Fran's 'Flagging in the Park'

Flagging in the Park, the celebratory fabric-spinning party and commemoration, returns to the National AIDS Memorial Grove next Saturday, July 26. A combination of festive outdoor event and fundraiser, the roots of the swirling tie-dyed dance form goes back to the earliest days of gay culture, and even decades before.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, SoMa (San Francisco, CA)

EDGE

Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground

Rock stars die, but the sounds and sights of the 1970s punk and glam stars live on in the hearts and minds of fans, and in captivating photos by Paul Zone, whose new book, "Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground," shares rarely seen images of the rock revolution.

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Related Topix: The Ramones, Punk

EDGE

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Transgender

EDGE

James Franco Talks Gay Films

Ever since James Franco emerged in Hollywood, gay men around the country have been infatuated with the actor, who Salon.com named the sexiest man alive in 2009.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Milk, Howl, James Franco, Suicide, My Own Private Idaho

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