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Rhode Island House elects first openly gay, minority Speaker

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State Representative Gordon Fox this week became the first openly gay lawmaker elected Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The Democrat from Providence was overwhelmingly elected with 51 votes in the House, with the other 19 votes going ...

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NH lawmaker describes gay sex in graphic anti-gay marriage statement

New Hampshire state Rep. Nancy Elliott wants to repeal same-sex marriage because “we’re talking about taking the penis of a man and putting it in the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to ...

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WV lawmaker stalls anti-gay marriage amendment in committee

A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in West Virginia will not be moving forward, according to chairwoman of the WV House Constitutional Revision Committee. Delegate Barbara Fleischauer (D), said there is already a law in West Virgina that ...

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Chinese contestant defies Beijing, enters ‘Mr. Gay World’ competition

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A Chinese contestant will take part in the Mr. Gay World pageant to be held in Oslo this weekend despite Beijing’s attempts to prevent him doing so, an organizer has told AFP. Last month, Beijing police blocked China’s first gay ...

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Designer Alexander McQueen found dead of apparent suicide

Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has been found dead after taking his own life. He was 40 years old. A source at the designer’s office today confirmed his death, which was followed by a brief statement on the designer’s ...

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San Francisco school board votes to increase funding for LGBTQ education

The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday night to fund a substantial increase in instruction and services related to gay and lesbian issues. The school district, facing layoffs and massive program cuts, unanimously agreed that the estimated $120,000 annual price ...

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Openly gay soldier back in uniform following discharge order under DADT

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Lt. Dan Choi, who was discharged from the military for revealing he is gay under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, is back in uniform. Last year, an Army National Guard committee had recommended that Choi [...] ...

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Iowa Republicans fail in two attempts to force vote on gay marriage ban

Two Democrats and all 62 Republicans in the Iowa state legislature failed Tuesday in their bid to bring up a resolution that would set up a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The first attempt came shortly ...

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Iowa lawmakers seek to exclude gay students from anti-bullying law

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Two Iowa state legislators have introduced a bill that would remove protections for gay, lesbian and transgender students from an anti-bullying law passed in 2007. Republican Reps. Jason Schultz and Matt Windschitl want to remove protection to lesbians, gay and ...

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NJ gay rights group halts political party donations, citing gay marriage defeat

New Jersey’s largest gay rights group is suspending donations to political parties after feeling spurned by Democratic lawmakers who did not pass a gay marriage bill. In a statement released Monday, Garden State Equality said it will now contribute only ...

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