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LGBT History Month profile: Filmaker, poet, activist Marlon Riggs

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 26, 2013
Marlon Riggs
Marlon Riggs was a filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist. He examined race and sexuality in his documentaries for which he received an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

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Boy who planned to shoot student who called his friend ‘gay’ remains in custody

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
Quincy Tuttle
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A middle school student who took a gun and ammunition to school with the intent to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues.

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LGBT History Month profile: Sally Ride, first female American astronaut in space

Equality Forum | Friday, October 25, 2013
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She later became the only person to serve on the presidential commissions investigating both of the nation’s space shuttle tragedies — the Challenger explosion (1986) and the Columbia disaster (2003).

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Christian diners say gay waiter is ‘an affront to God’ and deserves no tip

| Friday, October 25, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A pair of Christian diners stiffed their 20-year-old server at Carraba’s Italian restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, on the grounds that his homosexuality is “an affront to God.”

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LGBT History Month profile: Blues singer, recording artist Ma Rainey

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 24, 2013
Ma Rainey, called the “Mother of the Blues,” was one of the earliest known American blues singers and recording artists. She is recognized as one of the great female blues vocalists.

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Ill. governor: Veto session valuable to ‘lay foundation’ on marriage legislation

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
WHEELING, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that Illinois lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.

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Police: Boy ‘heard voices’ telling him to kill student who called his friend ‘gay’

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
Quincy Tuttle
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- An 11-year-old boy who took a gun and ammunition to his middle school heard voices in his head telling him to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, police said in a court document released Thursday.

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N.J. man convicted of killing, dismembering live-in boyfriend

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
Pedro Garcia
HACKENSACK, N.J. — A New Jersey man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of killing and dismembering another man whom authorities say was his live-in boyfriend.

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Doctors have convincing evidence baby born with HIV may be cured

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus - a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

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LGBT History Month profile: First out black writer Bruce Nugent

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bruce Nugent was a writer and artist during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first out black writer.

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