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‘Eagle’ patrons to rally Sunday night in protest of gay bar raid

ATLANTA — Patrons and supporters of the gay leather bar the Atlanta Eagle are gathering today at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the establishment to hold a rally to protest a controversial raid where eight employees were arrested ...

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Atlanta police descend on gay bar in ‘Stonewall’-like raid

ATLANTA — The owners of an Atlanta gay bar say their establishment was unfairly targeted by police conducting a raid Thursday evening. Several customers at Atlanta Eagle say they were harassed without prompting, forced to the ground and frisked. “Our ...

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DC Council moves closer to legalizing gay marriage

Washington D.C. is poised to become the next battleground for gay marriage as the D.C. Council moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex unions. D.C. City Council member David Catania (I-At Large) is expected to introduce a bill to allow ...

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Washington AG to appeal Judge’s ruling to hide R-71 petition signatures

The Washington state attorney general’s office announced Friday it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling to keep secret the names of people who signed petitions calling for a public vote on expanded domestic partnership benefits. Spokeswoman Janelle Guthrie says Attorney ...

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Ohio gay rights bill making progress in state legislature

A proposal in the Ohio Legislature to prohibit employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is making progress for the first time, after years of languishing in committee. The Democratic-controlled House is poised to bring the ...

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Judge shields signatures in Washington’s gay rights referendum

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the state of Washington to continue shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on expanded benefits for gay couples. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle (pictured) in Tacoma granted the ...

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LA Gay & Lesbian Center Chief calls Assemblymember a ‘hypocrite” and ‘despicable’

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Chief Executive Officer Lorri L. Jean issued a statement yesterday, calling Assemblymember Michael Duvall’s extra-marital affairs “despicable.” “Even as he resigns in shame, former California Assemblymember Michael Duvall is wallowing in hypocrisy. ...

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Family values proponent and Prop 8 supporter quits over sex scandal

SACRAMENTO — A Republican state assemblyman in California resigned Wednesday amid growing outrage over a videotape that caught him bragging in graphic detail about having sex with a female lobbyist and another woman. Mike Duvall, 54, whose votes on family-oriented ...

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Pressure from LGBT community builds on Senators Boxer, Feinstein

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California’s two Democratic U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, are facing increased pressure from LGBT leaders to take charge on pro-gay legislation as Congress returns from its summer recess, according to The Bay Area Reporter. The calls for the ...

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‘Amazing Race’ to feature gay brothers from Missouri (Video)

Brothers Samuel and Daniel McMillen from Liberty, MO will appear on the new season of CBS’ “The Amazing Race” this fall. What’s unique is that the brothers are both gay. As their story goes, Sam and Dan will tell you ...

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