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‘DC Agenda’ debuts to fill void left by closure of ‘Washington Blade’

Just days after the Washington Blade ceased publication, several former employees of the 40-year-old gay and lesbian newspaper launched a new, more modest version of the paper on Friday. Following the Blade’s surprise closure earlier this week, some former employees ...

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Suspect in killing of Puerto Rico teen may claim ‘gay panic’ defense

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a gay teenager in Puerto Rico will likely use “gay panic” as a defense, reports UPI. Juan A. Martinez Matos, 26, a married father of ...

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Inaction on New Jersey gay marriage bill angers bill’s sponsor

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) is angry Thursday about what she sees as a broken promise by Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) to move legislation in the upper house during the lameduck session that would legalize same-sex marriage, reports ...

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Lambert on ‘Out’ controversy: ‘I’m not a politician, I’m an entertainer’

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has been in the news this week for more than just the upcoming release of his debut album, For Your Entertainment: After putting Lambert on the cover of OUT magazine, Aaron Hicklin, OUT’s editor, wrote ...

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Rutgers-Eagleton poll: New Jersey supports gay marriage

Supporters of gay marriage may find New Jersey more hospitable than many other states, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday. By a 46 percent to 42 percent margin, adults in New Jerseyans favor legalizing same-sex nuptials, with 12 percent ...

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Gay marriage opponents sue to force DC ballot measure

The decision by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics to block a ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage reverberated on Capitol Hill and in the courts Wednesday as the battle continued over whether voters should have a say in ...

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NY court rules married gay couples entitled to benefits

ALBANY — The state’s highest court on Thursday upheld policies giving some government benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married outside the state, but did not rule on whether gay marriage should be legal in New York, leaving that ...

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Suit aims to protect domestic partner benefits for AZ state employees

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A gay rights group has filed suit seeking damages for state employees whose families will lose their health-care coverage following the elimination this year of domestic-partner benefits. ...

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Family ‘friend’ admits to murdering Baltimore gay teen

As LGBT advocates around the country are planning candlelight vigils in memory of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado — the 19-year-old boy who was burned, dismembered and decapitated last week in Puerto Rico — word comes out of Baltimore about another ...

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Judge orders compensation to gay couple denied spousal benefits

A federal judge today ordered compensation for a Los Angeles couple denied spousal benefits by the federal government because they are gay men, reports the Los Angeles Times. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt deemed the denial ...

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