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Gay Murders in Paradise

Posted on 17 September 2014

Flagler Drive is one of those strange little streets in Fort Lauderdale that runs diagonally through a mostly industrial neighborhood of warehouses and storage facilities, intersecting Sunrise Boulevard just east of The Home Depot store. On Tuesday, September 9, a gay African-American man was inhumanly murdered in a townhouse on Flagler in the bedroom of […]

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Hate Crime Reported in Wilton Manors

Posted on 17 September 2014

A gay man was attacked on his way home from a bar on Tuesday morning in Wilton Manors. It happened on Wilton Drive, where the suspect followed the man for several blocks, throwing rocks at him and shouting anti-gay slurs. According to the police, the suspect is hispanic, has a shaved head and drives a […]

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Preliminary Vote in Miami Dade for Transgender Rights

Posted on 17 September 2014

Last year, Miami-Dade County commissioners considered a proposal to add transgender rights to the human-rights ordinance. At the time, the proposal was withdrawn due to lack of support. Commissioner Lynda Bell was one who voted against it. She then found herself in a very tough campaign for re-election, partly due to a motivated opposition from […]

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Same-Sex Divorce Legal for Four Days; Not Anymore

Posted on 16 September 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE—It was legal to get a same-sex divorce in Broward County for four days at the beginning of September 2014, the result of the ruling of 17th Judicial Circuit Judge Dale Cohen’s ruling in the case of Heather Brassner v. Megan E. Lade. It no longer is. Despite high expectation from Lake Worth art […]

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Arizona Ordered to Provide Same-Sex Marriage Death Certificate

Posted on 15 September 2014

PHOENIX—— A federal district court judge ordered the state of Arizona today to provide a death certificate that accurately reflects a recently deceased Green Valley man’s marriage to another man.  Lambda Legal had requested a temporary restraining order last week on behalf of 69-year-old Fred McQuire, surviving husband of George Martinez, who died August 28 […]

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New Jersey’s Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Upheld by Court

Posted on 15 September 2014

New Jersey’s ban on gay conversion, signed into law by Governor Chris Christie last year, has been upheld by the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith said that the ban did not violate the free speech or religious rights of those who provide therapy to covert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. […]

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Marriage Equality Scorecard

Posted on 12 September 2014

            Pending Marriage Equality Lawsuits There are currently: 92 pending marriage equality lawsuits in 33 states (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NV, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY) and Puerto Rico. […]

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Bobby Blair Autographs to Sell-Out Crowd

Posted on 11 September 2014

Bobby Blair Autographs to Sell-Out Crowd FLUSHING MEADOW—Multimedia Platforms LLC founder Bobby Blair had his fans lining up for his autograph during his August 29, 2014 book signing of his autobiography titled “Hiding Inside the Baseline.” The book was showcased during the day on all scoreboards at the U.S. Open, played annually at the USTA […]

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Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of ‘Culpable Homicide’

Posted on 11 September 2014

On Thursday, a court in South Africa found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of the most serious charges of murder. But after an unexplained adjournment, the court returned on Friday morning with its decision on a lesser charge of “culpable homicide,” the U.S. equivalent of involuntary manslaughter, and that verdict was guilty. Mr. Pistorius was also […]

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Sugar for the Westboro Baptist Church

Posted on 11 September 2014

The anti-gay group Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kansas, launched their “God Hates The Media” tour in New York City with hate protests outside the offices of HBO and The New York Times on Monday. But when they got to the headquarters of The Huffington Post on Wednesday, the four members of the WBC […]

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