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Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out

Posted on 01 October 2014

A recent anti-gay beating in Philadelphia has prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to take a new look at passing hate crime laws that include penalties when criminals target individuals’ sexual orientation and gender identity. During a press conference Tuesday advocating for the provisions, outgoing State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D) came out as gay. Ferlo asked to make […]

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Gays Not Getting Tested for HIV

Posted on 01 October 2014

MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one […]

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Catholic Church to Gay Couple: Divorce or Stay Away

Posted on 26 September 2014

LEWISTOWN, MT– Paul Huff and Tom Wojtowick has been in love for over 30 years, and since 2003 they have been active members of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Woitowick, 66, had served as the church’s organist for a time, while both Woitowick and Huff, 73, have sung in the choir. Not anymore. The […]

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Poll: Support for gay marriage drops

Posted on 26 September 2014

WASHINGTON, DC–A survey released Monday from the  DC-based Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off slightly after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. According to the poll, 49% of Americans are in favor of allowing same-sex marriage and 41% opposed – a 5-point dip […]

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Del Shores to Develop “A Very Sordid Wedding”

Posted on 25 September 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA–Award-winning writer, director, producer Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, “Queer As Folk”, Blues For Willadean) has announced that his next feature film project will be A Very Sordid Wedding, a sequel to his 2001 gay cult classic film Sordid Lives. Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”, “American Horror Story: Coven”) and Caroline […]

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Ugandan Gay Activist Granted Asylum in US

Posted on 25 September 2014

BOSTON–John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist for over 17 years, has been recommended for asylum in the United States. In a letter dated September 11, 2014, and just received by Agenda, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informed Wambere that his application was recommended for approval, pending a routine security check. “I […]

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Louisiana Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Posted on 23 September 2014

Up until Monday, Louisiana was the only state in the union where a ban on same-sex marriage was upheld in court. But now Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court has ruled that Louisiana’s law prohibiting same-sex marriage is a “violation of the due process and equal protection” guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of […]

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Hate?

Posted on 18 September 2014

Even though same-sex marriage is now legal in the state of Pennsylvania, gay bashing is still not technically a hate crime. That’s what State Rep. Brian Sims, the state’s first openly gay lawmaker, hopes to change after an incident on September 11 in which two gay men were held down and beaten by thugs while the […]

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Faced with an Uphill Battle, Anti-Gay Marriage Groups Go International

Posted on 18 September 2014

Things have not been going well for Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage.  As court case after court case have been being ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriage to proceed in various states across the country, the man who preaches the horrors and damage done by allowing same-sex couples to […]

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE BY STATE

Posted on 17 September 2014

Click on map to enlarge.   (Courtesy Fourth Estate-University of Wisconsin)

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