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Ted Haggard, cured of gay ‘compulsions,’ to launch new inclusive church

Ted Haggard, the disgraced pastor who resigned from his ministry in 2006 amid an embarrassing gay sex scandal, was back in his home town Wednesday to announce he was starting a new church in Colorado Springs. ...

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Logo’s ‘Gay housewives’ cast revealed

Santiago and Lehmkuhl
From Gawker: We got wind of the cast of Logo’s new “gay housewives” show. And it’s filled with just the fame-hungry, attractive, horrible people you could have imagined. They’re all models! This is going to be a fantastic mess. The ...

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McDonald’s airing gay-themed ad in France: ‘Come as you are’

McDonald’s is running a new ad on French TV that features a gay teen and his father, who is unaware of his son’s orientation. The ad shows a gay teen seated at a McDonald’s table, talking to his boyfriend on his cell phone. He hangs up when he sees his father coming. ...

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FedEx to expand health coverage to include same-sex partners

Shipping giant FedEx announced Tuesday it will begin offering health insurance to same-sex domestic partners. The benefit won’t become available until January 1, 2012, and while the company has yet to finalize many of the details, it has announced the ...

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Dutch researchers suggest ‘gaydar’ may actually exist

Image: Cover from the book Gaydar, by Donald Reuter.
“Gaydar,” that innate ability gay people supposedly have to zero in on other gays even in a crowd, may really exist. A group of Dutch researchers recently looked at whether straight and gay people focus their attention differently when faced ...

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Powell: ‘the law will change and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will go away’

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said “the country has changed” in the 17 years since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” became law and now believes, “it is perfectly acceptable to get rid of ...

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Malawi president pardons gay couple

Monjeza (left) and Chimbalanga
A gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years hard labor for holding the country’s first same-sex engagement were pardoned Saturday after a meeting between the president and the UN Secretary General. President Bingu wa Mutharika announced his pardon of ...

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Obama declares June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in presidential proclamation

On Friday, President Obama declared June as “Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and transgender Pride Month, “and called upon Americans to “renew our commitment to the struggle for equal rights for LGBT Americans and to ending prejudice and injustice wherever it exists.” ...

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U.S. House vote on Pentagon policy advances effort to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The U.S. House approved a measure Friday that includes a provision to allow the Defense Department to repeal the 17-year-old Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on gays serving openly in the military. By a vote of 229-186 that split largely ...

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Outed California lawmaker changes course on anti-gay voting record

A California state lawmaker who was forced to reveal he is gay after a recent arrest for drunken driving spoke out passionately in favor of gay rights during a legislative session Thursday, urging his fellow senators to “rise above discrimination” ...

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