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U.S. military Color Guard leads off pride parade in nation’s capital

Monday, June 9, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Thousands turned out for Capital Pride over the weekend, marked by the annual pride parade through the streets of the nation's capital on Saturday, and a street fair and festival on Sunday. And for the first time ever, a U.S. military color guard marched alongside rainbow flags in the parade. [ Read more → ]
Lookin' good

Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

Monday, June 9, 2014
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Thousands of participants, spectators and marchers gathered along the famed Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood on Sunday for the annual LA Pride parade. Organizers said prior to the event they expected more than 400,000 participants, making it the largest ever gathering of LGBT people and their allies in Southern California. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) pays tribute to marriage equality advocates at a celebration in Chicago on June 8, 2014.

Quinn, Emanuel attend Illinois same-sex marriage celebration

Sunday, June 8, 2014
A swanky brunch paying tribute Sunday to those who helped pass Illinois' new same-sex marriage law wasn't free from election-year politics as organizers deemed Gov. Pat Quinn "the most pro-gay governor in the history of Illinois" and knocked his Republican re-election challenger. [ Read more → ]
Brittany Stergis (left) and Delshawn Carroll

Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman

Sunday, June 8, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have charged a Cleveland man with murder in connection with the fatal December shooting of a 22-year-old transgender woman. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was charged with one count of aggravated murder for shooting and killing Brittany Stergis Dec. 6 as she sat in her car outside public housing. [ Read more → ]
Maite Oronoz Rodriguez

Puerto Rico governor nominates openly gay attorney to Supreme Court

Saturday, June 7, 2014
A lesbian attorney is poised to become the first openly gay person on Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court after being nominated earlier this week by the U.S. territory's governor. Maite Oronoz Rodriguez, who currently serves as legal director for city San Juan, was nominated to fill a vacancy on the court by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. [ Read more → ]
Ali Muhammed Brown is wanted in the slayings of two gay men in Seattle.

One man in custody, another on the run in Seattle homicide of two gay men

Saturday, June 7, 2014
SEATTLE -- One man is in custody and another suspect is on the run in last weekend's double homicide of two gay men in Seattle's Central District. Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, were fatally shot in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 1. Both victims are believed to have been gay. [ Read more → ]
Kevin Maxwell

Former cop sues London police claiming years of anti-gay harassment

Saturday, June 7, 2014
LONDON -- A former police officer is suing London's Metropolitan Police for discrimination, claiming he was forced to quit after being told his bosses monitor the gay hook-up app Grindr, and that fellow officers taunted him by saying he should become "a hairdresser or cabin crew." [ Read more → ]
Southern Poverty Law Center Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin

N.J. judge: Conversion therapy practitioners could be liable for damages

Saturday, June 7, 2014
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A judge has ruled that a New Jersey conversion therapy organization is potentially liable for the costs to repair the damage it inflicted on four young people by using discredited therapy it claimed can convert people from gay to straight. [ Read more → ]

SLC police officer placed on leave after refusing to work at LGBT pride

Friday, June 6, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department has been put on administrative leave after he reportedly refused an assignment to work during the weekend’s LGBT pride event. The officer had been given a traffic control and public safety assignment during Sunday’s parade. [ Read more → ]

General Mills, Lucky Charms celebrate Pride with #LuckyToBe campaign

Friday, June 6, 2014
General Mills is celebrating LGBT Pride Month with a new campaign social media focused on diversity and acceptance. Centered around one of its iconic brands -- Lucky Charms -- General Mills is encouraging folks to participate in its campaign by tweeting photos with the hashtag #LuckyToBe. [ Read more → ]
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