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Joan-Rivers

Joan Rivers uses transphobic slur to describe First Lady Michelle Obama

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama "is a tranny," which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president. Rivers, who officiated a same-sex couple's impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought... [ Read more → ]
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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men may be in N.J.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
SEATTLE — Prosecutors in King County, Wash., have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says police are working with law enforcement in New Jersey, where 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown... [ Read more → ]
Quamar Edwards

Suspect in murder of Ohio transgender woman turns himself in

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
CINCINNATI – A man suspected of the murder of a transgender woman turned himself in to Cincinnati police on Wednesday. Quamar Edwards was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Tiffany Edwards, 28, whose body was discovered by a sanitation worker on a Cincinnati street last week. [ Read more → ]
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Burger King diners try to figure out what’s different inside the Proud Whopper

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Just for the San Francisco Gay Pride 2014, Burger King introduced a new burger: the Proud Whopper. What made this burger different? People were surprised, delighted and even a little shocked to find out. Watch the Proud Whopper unwrap for the big reveal. Customers were not told what is in the burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow paper... [ Read more → ]
Pocatello

Recount confirms Pocatello voters approved non-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
POCATELLO, Idaho — A recount has confirmed a May vote by Pocatello residents retaining an ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The recount on Friday was done at the request of a group opposed to the city ordinance approved by the Pocatello City Council in June 2013 and backed by voters on May 20. [ Read more → ]
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Joan Rivers officiates gay couple’s wedding at NY book signing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Comedian and author Joan Rivers on Monday officiated an impromptu wedding of a same-sex on at a book signing in New York City. Rivers, 81, was taking questions from her fans when Jed Ryan and Joe Aiello, a couple of three years, raised their hands and ask if the comic – who is an ordained minister capable of officiating weddings – would marry them ... [ Read more → ]
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Clipped Wings: The personal side of the Boy Scouts’ discrimination

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
"Clipped Wings," a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts of America, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the Boy Scouts allowed openly gay scouts. The film also follows the story of Geoff McGrath, a Washington state scoutmaster who was ejected from scouting ... [ Read more → ]
The six couples who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to end the ban on same-sex marriages in Colorado hold a news conference in Denver on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Six same-sex couples file federal challenge to Colo. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
DENVER -- Six same-sex couples from across Colorado filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit is the third such challenge to Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, but the first to be filed in federal court. The case cites last week’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court that upheld a District Court... [ Read more → ]
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Elton John says he believes Jesus Christ would support marriage equality

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Sir Elton John, who plas to marry David Furnish — his partner of more than 20 years — in a “low-key” affair next year, says in a new interview with Britain’s Sky News, that he believes Jesus Christ would support marriage equality. "The church hierarchy, the traditionalists, might be up in arms about it but times have changed. If Jesus Christ was alive today... [ Read more → ]
Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister comes out in support of LGBT rights

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a rare public statement Sunday indicating his support of LGBT rights, according to Italian media reports. “The [fight] for civil rights for homosexuals is a fight that in a truly modern and democratic country should be everyone's responsibility,” Berlusconi said, according to La Repubblica. [ Read more → ]
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