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New website aims to ‘out’ closeted gay priests who oppose gay rights

Gay-Priest
A DC resident has started a controversial internet campaign to gather information about closeted gay priests in the Washington DC area. According to its creator, social media expert and gay activist Phil Attey, the goal of ChurchOuting.org is to gather ...

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LA assemblyman may become CA’s first openly gay Speaker

John Perez
Democratic Assemblyman John Perez of Los Angeles is about to become the California’s first openly gay speaker of the Assembly. The position will make Perez the highest-ranking gay politician in California history. The speaker is generally considered the second or ...

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‘In the Life’ looks at progress and efforts in fighting HIV

In the Life
Over twenty million people have died from AIDS since its cause, HIV, was discovered in 1981. Though leading scientists worldwide have dedicated their life’s work to understanding the virus, its genetic complexity is unprecedented and a cure is still beyond ...

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Next stop NJ: gay marriage bill up for vote next week

Gay marriage rally in Trenton, NJ. (NJ.com photo)
TRENTON — The New Jersey gay marriage proposal will be considered Monday by a Senate committee and could be posted for a full senate vote later in the week, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger. On Monday in the Judiciary Committee, ...

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Cardinal’s anti-gay remarks prompt rebuke from Vatican

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan
The Roman Catholic Church still regards homosexuality as an “insult to God” and homosexuals and transsexuals will never go to Heaven, a leading cardinal said on Wednesday, prompting a rebuke from the Vatican. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, the retired head ...

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Washington’s ‘everything but marriage’ law goes into effect

Gregoire, Reed certify R-71
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Governor Chris Gregoire have made it official, certifying that voters adopted the “everything but marriage” Domestic Partnership law approved by the Legislature last spring. Referendum 71, placed on the ballot by foes of ...

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Uganda set to pass anti-gay measure with little opposition

Uganda is likely to pass a bill criminalizing homosexuality in the east African nation and deal a blow to rights activists, but the act will have some changes to appease donors who fund about a third of the budget, reports ...

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Openly gay Utah state senator announces his resignation

Utah‘s first openly gay state senator will be resigning from office effective the end of this week to focus more time on practicing law, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Democratic state Sen. Scott McCoy, announced Tuesday that he had already ...

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Big night for LGBT candidates in GA elections

Voters in Georgia have elected the first openly lesbian African-American state legislator in the U.S. In a runoff election on Dec. 1, Simone Bell was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives. Simone has worked for more than 20 ...

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‘Family Ties’ mom Meredith Baxter: ‘I am a lesbian’

For seven years, actress Meredith Baxter has been hiding a secret. Now Baxter, who played the devoted hippie mom constantly butting heads with her conservative kids on “Family Ties,” is making a public admission. “I am a lesbian and it ...

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