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Bay County, Mich., approves policy change to protect LGBT county workers

BAY CITY, Mich. — The Bay County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county's personnel policy on Tuesday, April 15, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender county workers from employment discrimination. ...

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UN condemns Brunei law that calls for death by stoning for gay sex

The United Nations Human Rights office has condemned a revised penal code in Brunei which calls for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes ...

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Ohio man gets prison time for trying to ‘push the gay out’ of disabled brother

Lawrence L. Featheroff
LANCASTER, Ohio — An Ohio man who was caring for his disabled younger brother has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for punching him and threatening to slice off his genitals to “push the gay out of him.” ...

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A journey from daughter to son: A transgender teen’s story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California transgender teen is sharing his story to encourage acceptance of other LGBT kids like himself. ...

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Study: Marriage leads to improved health for same-sex couples and their children

Dr. Paul Melchert (left) and his husband James Zimmerman, with their twin boys.
A recent report from The New England Journal of Medicine finds that marriage equality has positive effects on public health by improving access to healthcare for same-sex couples and their children, and reducing the risks of anxiety, depression and other ...

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Pastor says God sparked massive fire in Chile over same-sex civil unions

Pastor Javier Soto
A Chilean pastor said God sparked a massive forest fire in the coastal city of Valparaíso over the weekend in response to lawmakers' consideration of a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. ...

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U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. ...

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Finnish postal service to issue ‘Tom of Finland’ gay male erotica stamps

HELSINKI, Finland — The Finnish Postal Service, Itella, is preparing to release new sets of stamps in September 2014, including “male drawings by Tom of Finland” – a deceased Finnish artist notable for his homoerotic fetish art on late twentieth ...

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Malta Parliament votes to legalize same-sex civil unions, adoptions

VALLETTA, Malta -- Same-sex couples are set to gain the right to obtain legal recognition for their relationship as the Maltese Parliament prepares to vote on the Civil Unions Bill in its third and final reading on Monday evening. ...

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Leto speaks of AIDS epidemic and hope the disease would soon be eradicated

Jared Leto took home the MTV Movie Award on Sunday for best on-screen transformation for his role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers Club." ...

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