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Activists rally in support of gay marriage on March 25 in Chicago. The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that will legalize same-sex marriage, but it has stalled in the state House.

Will Ill. Legalize Gay Marriage Before Legislature Adjourns? – NPR

Enlarge image i Activists rally in support of gay marriage on March 25 in Chicago. The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that will legalize same-sex marriage, but it has stalled in the state House. Scott Olson/Getty Images Activists rally in support of gay marriage on March 25 in Chicago. The Illinois Senate has approved legislation […]

Matt Damon ‘proud’ he got nude as Liberace’s gay lover – MSN NZ News

Matt Damon feels “proud” of revealing his “Brazilian tan line” on camera alongside Michael Douglas in Behind The Candelabra. The 49-year-old actor portrays the late entertainer Liberace’s gay lover Scott Thorson alongside Michael Douglas in the biopic and was pleased with himself after the risqué scene he suggested to director Steven Soderbergh – which involved […]

Being himself: Baptist minister comes out, now a Miami leader for LGBTQ rights – Miami Herald

In the LGBTQ community, there are many leaders but some stand out. One particular influencer is a minister who came out as a gay man at age 30 in 2015 — and has been making his mark in South Florida ever since. “It was all because, again, the work of BMe,” said Benjamin ‘Brotha Ben’ […]

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‘Beach Rats’ Exclusive Clip: Sundance’s Hottest Gay Film – Daily Beast

‘Beach Rats’ Exclusive Clip: Sundance’s Hottest Gay Film – Daily Beasthttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHDBr8L8tzMWqeRd452K3vhUVjR1g&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779581886299&ei=zzOWWeDKMKXEqgKI9oiADg&url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/beach-rats-exclusive-clip-sundances-hottest-gay-filmhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay&output=rssgay – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Reflecting On The AIDS Epidemic This Gay Men’s Health Crisis Founders’ Day – HuffPost

While AIDS has changed a great deal since the early 1980s with the advent of effective medications that make HIV a manageable chronic disease, GMHC is still here – continuing to save lives every day. GMHC still operates that hotline, still provides counseling and testing for HIV, sexually transmitted illnesses, Hep B and Hep C and […]

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CDC partners in largest gay sex survey in the US – Wisconsin Gazette

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered in what’s considered the country’s largest gay health survey. An introduction to the survey at http://www.sexisthequestion.org says, “We all know how to keep ourselves safe. Yet, guys continue to test positive. We need your help to figure out why.” The confidential survey, led […]

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Exclusive interview: Openly gay referee Ryan Atkin – ‘The climate has to be right for a player to come out’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Eastbourne Borough and Welling United have just played out a drab goalless draw in the National League South. Both teams are trudging off Eastbourne’s 3G pitch still looking for their first win of the new season as the 521-strong crowd make their way to their cars or to the adjacent Langney Sports Club for one last […]

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Fahrenheit Chicago, Pride South on the Lake Announces Entertainment Lineup – Windy City Times

CHICAGO—Non-stop entertainment from top rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers, and DJs will be featured at Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride South on the Lake, an end-of-summer beach party of fun, music, and social networking for LGBTQ Illinoisans, their friends and families. International queer rap artist Cakes da Killa, whose debut album drops […]

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61% of Conservative voters believe gay sex is ‘unnatural’ – Business Insider

London’s Pride March Ik Aldama/DPA/PA Images 61% of all Tory voters and 59% of Brexit supporters believe gay sex is unnatural. Half of all voters believe teachers should be prohibited from teaching primary school children about gay relationships. Third of voters believe gay couples should not be allowed children. Findings come 50 years after gay […]

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In pictures: Risky business for ‘sexugees’ in Turkey – POLITICO.eu

Optics For many LGBT refugees — from former students to engineers and cleaners — sex work is often their only hope of a steady income. By Bradley Secker 8/17/17, 5:00 AM CET Updated 8/17/17, 5:27 AM CET ISTANBUL — Open any dating app in Istanbul and you will see the effects of the refugee crisis […]

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Hindu, Jewish women marry in UK’s first interfaith gay wedding – Business Standard

A Hindu woman and her Jewish partner have married in the UK in what is believed to be the country’s first interfaith lesbian wedding, according to media reports. Kalavati Mistry, 48, and Miriam Jefferson, who is from Texas, met more than 20 years ago on a training course in the US, and […]

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Judgement due on challenges to NI ban on gay marriage – Independent.ie

In the first case, two couples in civil partnerships – Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles and Chris and Henry Flanagan-Kane – argued the region’s prohibition on same sex marriage breached their human rights. Both couples were, respectively, the first and second in the UK to enter into a civil partnership after Northern Ireland became the […]

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Policemen approach to check a passport of a gay rights activist standing in individual picket in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. His poster reads: “In this library there are also books by gay and lesbian writers. Their works are a part of the world culture”.

Authors voice fury at Russian publisher cutting gay scene from novel – The Guardian

VE Schwab’s Shades of Magic series follows the story of the magician Kell, a “traveller” with the ability to move between four parallel versions of London. Acclaimed and bestselling – in the Guardian it was called “a compelling, swashbuckling read” – the fantasy trilogy features a diverse array of characters, from the gender-fluid pickpocket Lila […]

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Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’ – New York Times

On this week’s podcast, the actress Cynthia Nixon reads “Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time,” about siblings who come out to their conservative Mennonite father near the end of his life. Photo Credit Brian Rea The writer, Mary Alice Hostetter, lives in Charlottesville, Va. Stay tuned after the reading for a […]

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Man Threatened to Rape NYC Politician and Kill Gay Police, Cops Say – NBCNews.com

Authorities say a man threatened to rape the New York City Council speaker, kill her family and kill all the city’s gay police officers. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Silvera was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan criminal court on charges including aggravated harassment as a hate crime. NBC New York reports the threats were allegedly made in emails sent […]

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High School Sparks Outrage For Omitting Gay Teens’ Yearbook Quotes – HuffPost

Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, who graduated from Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri this spring, received their yearbooks recently and were stunned to find a space beneath their portraits usually reserved for student quotes left blank. The teens, both of whom identify as gay, told KCTV 5 that they’d written “innocent,” personal quotes that summed […]

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Reflecting On The AIDS Epidemic This Gay Men’s Health Crisis Founders’ Day – HuffPost

While AIDS has changed a great deal since the early 1980s with the advent of effective medications that make HIV a manageable chronic disease, GMHC is still here – continuing to save lives every day. GMHC still operates that hotline, still provides counseling and testing for HIV, sexually transmitted illnesses, Hep B and Hep C and […]

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Legal Council for Health Justice to host Bienvenidos at Sidetrack – Windy City Times

Legal Council for Health Justice will host its annual summer benefit at Sidetrack on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. This year’s event is called Bienvenidos! and will celebrate the diverse, vibrant and welcoming country of Mexico. Bienvenidos! will feature Mexican cuisine by Bombon Cafe, cocktails by Sidetrack, live entertainment, an extensive silent auction and […]

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High School Sparks Outrage For Omitting Gay Teens’ Yearbook Quotes – HuffPost

Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, who graduated from Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri this spring, received their yearbooks recently and were stunned to find a space beneath their portraits usually reserved for student quotes left blank. The teens, both of whom identify as gay, told KCTV 5 that they’d written “innocent,” personal quotes that summed […]

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Ryan Atkin Is First Openly Gay Professional in English Soccer – NBC … – NBCNews.com

LONDON — A small league soccer pitch in a British coastal town seems an unlikely setting for a giant step forward in soccer equality. But when Ryan Atkin steps onto the field at Eastbourne Borough Tuesday, he will become the first openly gay man in English professional soccer — a sign of how far the […]

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Sicko charged with threatening to rape City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, murder ‘every gay and lesbian … – New York Daily News

A 26-year-old man allegedly threatened to rape Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and kill her family — and to kill all the city’s gay and lesbian police officers. Daniel Silvera was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on Tuesday charges including aggravated harassment as a hate crime. He sent the speaker e-mails […]

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Same-sex marriage advocates are sharing an hilarious ‘big gay rainbow’ speech by a New Zealand MP – Business Insider

Same-sex marriage was legalised in New Zealand in April 2013, when the country’s politicians voted overwhelmingly – 77 votes to 44 – in favour. And one of those who rose to speak in favour was National Party MP Maurice Williamson, who was a minister under PM John Key at the time. His four-minute speech became […]

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Gay hopes to build upon success at Aledo – Weatherford Democrat

Claire Gay is the new head volleyball coach and athletic coordinator at Aledo High School. Gay started out in the fashion world, although, after working in that business for a short time, felt like it wasn’t her. Coaching club volleyball after college is when she realized where she belonged. “I fell […]

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