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Chandler police forming committee to connect with local LGBT community

| Monday, September 15, 2014
Chandler-AZ
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The Chandler Police Department is forming a new committee to help connect with the city's LGBT community. Chandler Chief of Police Sean Duggan said the formation of the committee was not a reaction to anything that had happened involving the LGBT community, but rather an attempt to strengthen the bond the department has ...

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Target snubs boycott by featuring same-sex parents in latest campaign

| Monday, September 15, 2014
Target
Barely a month after a number of anti-gay groups called for a nationwide boycott of Target stores after the retailer signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality, the chain has released a new advertisement featuring same-sex parents.

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Friends, witnesses say Philadelphia attack on gay couple was a hate crime

| Monday, September 15, 2014
Caryn Kunkle posted this image on Facebook of injuries one of her friends sustained in an attack in Philadelphia last week.
PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia continue to investigate a brutal attack on a same-sex couple that left the victims with shattered cheek bones and other facial injuries. Friends and witnesses said there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay.

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HRC launching Nebraska chapter to advocate for LGBT rights

| Monday, September 15, 2014
Nebraska
The Human Rights Campaign on Monday announced it will form a Nebraska chapter to advocate for laws that protect LGBT people in housing, employment and public accommodations in the Cornhusker State. The HRC said its recent survey of LGBT Nebraskans show 57 percent of respondents have called the state home for more than 20 years, more than ...

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HRC report examines global advocacy of American anti-LGBT extremists

| Monday, September 15, 2014
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown.
There is a network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.  They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science. Some claim that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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19-year-old Wis. assembly candidate apologizes for Tweet calling gays ‘fags’

| Monday, September 15, 2014
Jacob Dorsey
JANESVILLE, Wis. -- A 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin state Assembly has apologized for describing gays as "fags" in a Christmas day Twiiter post expressing disapproval over a same-sex marriage ruling. Five months before announcing his candidacy, Jacob Dorsey tweeted “fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone" after the ...

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First look: ‘Paternity Leave’

| Sunday, September 14, 2014
Paternity-Leave
"Paternity Leave," directed by Matt Riddlehoover, is a romantic comedy slated for release in 2015: "Greg (Jacob York) finds out that he's pregnant with his partner Ken's (Charlie David) baby. Dumbstruck by the news, their relationship takes twists and turns through hardship and hilarity, while we're left wondering if they're going to make it through the most unexpected...

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‘30 Rock’ actor Cheyenne Jackson marries Jason Landau

| Sunday, September 14, 2014
Landau-Jackson
"30 Rock" and "Glee" actor Cheyenne Jackson married his partner, actor and entrepreneur Jason Landau, on Saturday evening. The couple exchanged vows and rings in an interfaith ceremony at a friend's estate in Encino, California, reports People magazine.

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Gay rights groups outraged over straight men who married to win rugby tickets

| Friday, September 12, 2014
Matt McCormick, left and Travis McIntosh
Gay rights groups in New Zealand are fuming over the legal, same-sex marriage between two heterosexual men in a radio station stunt in exchange for tickets to the Rugby World Cup to be held in the United Kingdom in 2015. Self-described best mates since childhood, Matt McCormick, 24, married engineering student Travis McIntos, 23, in a rugby stadium on Friday.

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Gay music legend Bob Crewe dead at 83

| Friday, September 12, 2014
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe, the veteran producer, singer and songwriter who penned a string of hits for the Four Seasons died Thursday at the age of 82. Crewe’s brother, Dan, confirmed the songwriter’s death, reports Rolling Stone:

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