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2 hrs ago | EDGE

Federal Court To Hear Challenge to Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week, and while critics will argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians, there appears to be little support for it to be upheld.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

6 hrs ago | WIOD-AM Miramar

Gay South Florida Couple Participating In ...

Among the dozens of parents who will be chasing their kids today at the White House Easter Egg Roll will be South Florida's Melanie and Vanessa Alenier.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Va. Beach lawyer in gay rights case finds his calling

At first glance, you'd likely never see Bob Ruloff as someone who initiated what could become a landmark gay marriage court case.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Virginia Beach, VA, Old Dominion University

AlertNet

Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at S. Carolina college

Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, College of Charleston

Salisbury Journal

Archbishop to highlight hardship

The Archbishop of Canterbury will use his Easter sermon to highlight the hardship of people suffering from conflict around the world and in Britain.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Wedding

EDGE

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

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Related Topix: Transgender

EDGE

B: The Forgotten Letter in LGBT

You're a friend to everyone and subsequently an enemy to many. It must be so easy for you, people might say, you can just switch it off, and go for her or him, or whatever you wish.

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EDGE

Proudly Representing the 'B' in LGBT: Let's Hear it For Bisexuals

While this list is by no means complete, it does pay homage to some of the better-known Bs in LGBT.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts, Joe Dallesandro

Sat Apr 19, 2014

EDGE

Gay? Mormon? Affirmation Can Help

As a junior at Brigham Young University, John Gustav-Wrathall was struggling with his sexuality, he was suicidal, and devastated over the idea of leaving behind the Mormon church that had been his entire life.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Human Sexuality

Free Republic

Lesbian police chief with 20 years service is summarily fired by new anti-gay mayor

An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to homosexuals.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Wedding, Laurel, MD

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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Related Topix: Pasadena City College, Education, California

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.

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

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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Related Topix: California, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The L Word

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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Related Topix: Transgender

Fri Apr 18, 2014

EDGE

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.

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KFVS12

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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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Albany Park (Chicago, IL)

EDGE

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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Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, IGN Entertainment

EDGE

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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Related Topix: Arkansas

EDGE

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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Related Topix: Wedding

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