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Report: Gay Games added $52 million to Northeast Ohio economy

| Saturday, December 6, 2014
Gay Games 9 organizers march in June's Cleveland Pride parade.
The 2014 Gay Games, which attracted nearly 8,000 athletes to Northeast Ohio in August, added $52 million to the local economy during the eight-day event.

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The greatest of hypocrisies: Gays condemn black riots over racism, forget how our movement started

MATT COMER
Journalist, North Carolina
| Saturday, December 6, 2014
This photo appeared on the front page of The New York Daily News on Sunday, June 29, 1969. It’s apparently the only photo taken during the first night of the Stonewall Riots. In it, street kids, including homeless youth who made the park across the street from Stonewall home, are shown getting into a fight with police.
Some gays are hypocrites. They condemn the rioting in the aftermath of extreme miscarriages of justice for black people, all the while ignoring the fact they gather once a year ...

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12-year-old boy on cheerleading squad commits suicide over anti-gay bullying

| Friday, December 5, 2014
Ronin
FOLSOM, Calif. -- A 12-year-old middle-school student in Folsom, Cailf., committed suicide this week and friends and family say relentless anti-gay bullying was the cause because the boy was on the cheerleading squad last year.

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Challenge to N.J. ban on conversion therapy appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

| Friday, December 5, 2014
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The anti-gay legal group Liberty Counsel on Wednesday asked the court to review a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ...

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TRAILER: ‘Looking,’ Season 2

| Friday, December 5, 2014
Looking
Season two of the HBO series "Looking" premieres Sunday, January 11. Here's a preview:

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New Alaska attorney general to review same-sex marriage appeal

| Thursday, December 4, 2014
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Craig Richards, Alaska's new attorney general, says he will review litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines. Richards, 39, is the former law partner of Gov. Bill Walker, who defeated Parnell and took office Monday.

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Alabama lawmaker to name workplace discrimination bill after Apple CEO

| Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tim Cook
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker plans to name her bill to prohibit anti-LGBT workplace discrimination after Apple CEO Tim Cook. Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) said she will introduce "The Tim Cook Economic Development Act" when the legislative session gets underway in March 2015, in the hope that Alabama ...

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GOP-controlled House panel rejects bid to attach ENDA to defense bill

| Thursday, December 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House panel on Wednesday rejected an attempt to pass a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as part of the annual defense authorization bill. The Washington Blade reports that the amendment was introduced in the House Rules Committee by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) ...

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Toledo city council expands hate crimes ordinance to include gender identity

| Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to strengthen the city’s hate crime statute to protect transgender individuals. The Toledo Blade reports the council voted 12-0 to add gender identity to the city ordinance in the wake of a brutal beating and robbery last month of a transgender woman.

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