GRAPEVINE, Tex. - The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a landmark step its chief executive called "compassionate, caring and kind." The decision, which followed years of resistance and wrenching internal debate, was widely seen as a milestone for the Boy Scouts, a symbol of traditional America. More than 1,400 volunteer leaders from across the country voted, with more than 60 percent approving a measure that said no youth may be denied membership “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”
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A Manhattan Criminal Court Grand Jury indicted Elliot Morales, accused of shooting and killing a gay man in the West Village last weekend for a hate crime murder.
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College financial aid forms will be more fair and inclusive to LGBT and other nontraditional families starting Jan.
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In his first installment, Tony Phillips explored Gay Days at Disney World and Disneyland and also brought EDGE readers up to date with the latest happenings at Universal Orlando.
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A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers.
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The biggest names in technology have normally been unflinching champions for the rights of same-sex couples. Yet, they were conspicuously silent this week as the Senate rejected the right for American same-sex couples to petition for visas for their foreign-born partners.
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An intimate love story between two young women received rave reviews from critics at the Cannes film festival despite explicit lesbian sex scenes that could limit the film's distribution.
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Gornell Roman turned himself in at a police precinct Tuesday night in the Bronx, CBS 2 reported.
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A Ukrainian court on Thursday banned what would have been Ukraine's first-ever gay pride demonstration, upholding a suit by city authorities, who argued the rally would disturb annual Kiev Day celebrations and could spark violence.
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. , listens to testimony during a hearing on the immigration bill on April 22.
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An older brother was being questioned Thursday in the deaths of two Utah boys found by their mother when she returned home, police said.
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Kaitlyn Hunt's supporters say she is being prosecuted because she was in a sexual relationship with someone of the same sex.