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3 hrs ago | The Age

Gay sex: Singapore top court tackles challenge to colonial ban

Lawyers for Kenneth Chee and Gary Lim argued that the ban, first adopted under British colonial rule in 1938, discriminated against gay men and violated rights to equal protection guaranteed by Singapore's constitution.

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7 hrs ago | Gay.com

A Timeline of Gay Sex Through the Ages

With all the strides that LGBT people have seen in recent years when it comes to civil rights and equal treatment, it's easy to forget that it was also a sexual revolution.

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11 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

Singapore pulls book about gay penguins from libraries

Singapore's National Library Board has pulled three children's books from libraries, including one about penguins.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Social Software, Transgender

16 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

The people of Latta, who voted overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning gay marriage eight years ago, turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and the town council rehired Moore.

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18 hrs ago | EDGE

Heritage of Trademark: The Legal Battle Over Ownership of 'Pride'

A lawsuit filed in New York City by the organization that runs the Pride March and attendant events has people asking: "Who owns 'pride'?" The answer could have ramifications far west of the Hudson, to every city that has an official organization running its Pride celebration.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY

22 hrs ago | WABC-AM New York

National Blood Drive Protests Ban on Gay Donors

For the second year in a row, groups held a national blood drive to protest the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Gay blood drive aims to lift FDA ban

Ryan Bailey helped organize the San Bernardino event for the National Gay Blood Drive at LifeStream offices in San Bernardino.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, Redlands, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

EDGE

Fabulous in Frankfurt

Nicknamed Bankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany has long held a reputation as a center of finance -- and not much else.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Germany Travel, Frankfurt, Germany Travel, Travel, Europe Travel,

EDGE

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

A gay Kenyan activist, who asked that his identity not be revealed, visits San Francisco during a recent stateside trip.

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The Washington Post

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Scott Walker, US Governors, Chris Christie, Terry Branstad, US Politics, US News

EDGE

Philly Fun

With same-sex marriage bans being lifted in many states, including Pennsylvania, why not share some travel tips about our nation's historically political birthplace? Philadelphia's current scene is gay and friendly, without the occasional attitude of its larger neighbor, New York City.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Dining

EDGE

Dozens of Gay-Marriage Licenses Issued in Colorado

Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Pueblo County, CO, Boulder County, CO, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

KAUZ

Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

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

Bellingham Herald

Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled from the shelves and said it would "pulp" the copies of three titles, citing complaints their content goes against Singapore's family values.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Fri Jul 11, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to... Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around ... (more)

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

EDGE

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man, NPR reports .

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ABC News

ACLU Asks Holder About Indiana Gay Marriages

Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

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

ABC News

Utah Gay Couples Who Married Could Get Benefits

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days following a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a... Democratic Sen ... (more)

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EDGE

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays and lesbians can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against in public accommodations.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Pennsylvania

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