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Super Turnout for Virginia Pride

Posted on 28 August 2014

NORFOLK – An estimated 15,000 people turned out to celebrate Hampton Roads Pride, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s PrideFest 2014 last Saturday. Organizers credited the string of legal victories regarding the state’s same-sex marriage laws for drawing the record crowd. Among those filling Town Point Park in Norfolk: Tim Bostic and Tony London, co-plaintiffs (with Carol […]

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Indiana and Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Cases Head to 7th U.S. Circuit Court in Chicago

Posted on 28 August 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—Pam Lee is an office with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), and has been with her partner Candy for 25 years. Last Tuesday, they took their legal battle to become legally married to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court in Chicago. “Our personalities just mesh and even though we’re complete opposites in every way, shape, […]

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HRC Demands Name of House Source of On-Line Edits

Posted on 23 August 2014

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization for LGBT individuals, has challenged U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to identify who in Congress made multiple and inaccurate changes to Wikipedia articles on transgender people. The anonymous edits were called “deeply troubling” by the organization. The offensive edits have led to a month-long ban […]

Blair to Sign Autobiography at US Open Tournament

Posted on 20 August 2014

MMP founder and former nationally ranked tennis player Bobby Blair will appear on Friday, August 29 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the US Open Book Store during the 2014 US Open to sign his autobiography, “Hiding Inside the Baseline.” Colleagues joining Blair and co-author Barry Buss, at the on-site book signing include Billie Jean […]

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Police Investigate Theft of Ohio Church’s Gay Flag

Posted on 20 August 2014

The Dayton, Ohio, based Lower Miami Church of the Brethren was flying a rainbow pride flag to show its support of LGBTI people, when someone tore it down last week The church’s flag pole was broken and a rainbow LGBTI pride flag stolen on Saturday in an apparent protest against welcoming parishioners. After Pastor Nan […]

Ex-Punter Chris Kluwe Settles with Vikings Over Same-Sex Sacking

Posted on 20 August 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—Former pro punter Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings football team announced that they has reached a settlement and adverted a threatened lawsuit over Kluwe’s claim that he was sacked from the team last year for his outspoken views in support of same-sex marriage. Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of […]

Obama Obsessed with Abortion and Gay Rights

Posted on 13 August 2014

Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey says Obama is obsessed with promoting abortion and gay rights. “I do think that unfortunately there’s been an obsession by some within the administration — and that goes for the president himself — to promote the abortion agenda and the LGBT agenda in our foreign policy,” Smith said […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Gay Rights and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 07 August 2014

DURHAM, NC–Speaking before an audience at Duke University School of Law, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomed the court’s recent embrace of gay rights, telling the law school last week that in the past few years, the high court has used lofty language about the bedrock values of “liberty and equality” and “equal dignity” […]

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ACLU: No ‘Legitimate Purpose’ for Gay Marriage Ban

Posted on 07 August 2014

MADISON, WI–The ACLU argued last Monday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose. The ACLU was pressing the court to preserve a ruling decided this summer by Judge Barbara Crabb. State attorneys under the stewardship of Republican Attorney […]

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Bisexuals Overindulge in Drink, Cigarettes and Food Compared to Gays and Lesbians

Posted on 30 July 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC–In a federal report released this week, the government attempted to corral sexual orientation for the first time in a scientifically controlled study. The study, reported by the National Center for Health Statistics, was based on answers from more than 34,000 adults, and revealed that 1.6 percent of the population is gay or […]

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