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Dolly Parton talks with Joy Behar about her gay following

HLN’s Joy Behar talks with singer Dolly Parton about her gay following, and Joel Osteen saying gays are “not God’s best.” Says Parton replies: “I just think they [gays] appreciate the fact that I just love everybody for who they ...

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‘Washington Blade,’ gay publications fold in surprise company shutdown

The Washington Blade, the weekly newspaper that chronicled the coming-out of the capital’s gay community, was born amid the idealism of 1960s street protests. Monday, the paper died, victim of the unforgiving realities of the nation’s sagging newspaper industry, reports ...

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Gay teen found brutally murdered in Puerto Rico

The body of a gay teenager was discovered this past weekend, found burned and decapitated on the island of Puerto Rico. Jorge Steven López Mercado’s body was found decapitated, dismembered and partially burned in a wooded area near Cayey on ...

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Conservatives warn of ‘gay takeover’ in Houston if Parker becomes mayor

Houston — A group of socially conservative Houstonians is planning a campaign to discourage voters from electing City Controller Annise Parker in the December mayoral runoff because she is a lesbian, according to multiple ministers and conservatives involved in the ...

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal may be attached to 2011 defense budget

The effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will likely come next year as an amendment to the Defense Department spending bill, rather than through a standalone bill, according to gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), reports the Washington Blade. Frank ...

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Argentine judge allows gay marriage, a first for Latin America

Argentina
Update: 11/30/09 – Judge puts Latin America’s first gay wedding on hold. An Argentine judge has granted a gay couple permission to get married, setting a precedent that could pave the way for the Catholic country to become the first ...

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Gay catholic group urges DC to reject church’s demands

The gay Catholic group Dignity USA is urging the D.C. City Council to reject a demand by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington that it amend a pending same-sex marriage bill to allow its charitable arm to discriminate against gay employees, ...

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2nd suspect charged in vandalism at Memphis gay center

Memphis Police have arrested the second suspect accused of vandalizing the Gay & Lesbian Community Center and assaulting an officer. Wesley Huggins, 22, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with vandalism, setting fire to personal property or land, and ...

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Rhode Island governor open to domestic partnerships

PROVIDENCE — Two days after vetoing a bill giving domestic partners the right to make funeral decisions for each other, a conciliatory Governor Don Carcieri told a gay-rights activist group he is open to supporting a domestic-partnership law that bestows ...

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Arkansas 5th grader refuses to ‘pledge allegiance’ until gays gain equality

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Updated 11/17/09. Added: Interview with CNN. A 10-year-old Arkansas boy named Will Phillips has decided that he cannot in good conscience pledge allegiance to the flag as long as the country for which it stands refuses legal equality to its ...

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