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IGLCC reports BT Group, IBM, Dow Chemical among most gay-friendly corporations

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The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) unveiled the results of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index today, announcing BT Group, followed by IBM and The Dow Chemical Company, as the most gay-friendly corporations world-wide. ...

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NY Senator takes action against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday cemented her stand on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays, announcing a hearing to repeal what she called “an unfair, outdated measure that violates the civil rights of some of our ...

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GLAAD Rates HBO Most Gay-Friendly

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HBO tops the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s third annual Network Responsibility Index, a study that evaluates the quantity, quality and diversity of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on television. Among the five broadcast and 10 ...

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Kathy Griffin joins NOH8 Campaign

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The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest launched by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley. ...

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Humpday – Strange Bedfellows (Video)

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In the shadow of Bruno comes "Humpday," an interesting little film that has garnered critical acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. ...

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Author E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

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E. Lynn Harris, the author who introduced millions of readers to the “invisible life” of black gay men, died Thursday while on a business trip in Los Angeles. Harris, 54, was a literary pioneer who wrote a series of novels ...

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Iowa wedding announcement stirs controversy for Indiana newspaper

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The local newspaper in Elkhart, Indiana landed in the center of the same-sex marriage debate this week when it published an Iowa couple’s marriage announcement. Michael Berkey and James Chapin, both of Hanlontown, IA were featured in the newpaper’s July ...

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‘A Hug and Kiss’ lands gay couple in handcuffs at Mormon plaza

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A gay couple say they were detained by LDS security guards on a plaza owned by the Mormon church and later cited by police, claiming it stemmed from a kiss on the cheek. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...

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White House directs Census to include same-sex unions in 2010 count

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The White House said Thursday it was seeking ways to include same-sex marriages, unions and partnerships in 2010 Census data. The administration has directed the Census Bureau to determine changes needed in tabulation software to allow for same-sex marriage data ...

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KC Newspapers Reject Same-Sex Wedding Announcement

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An Independence, MO same-sex couple went to Iowa to get married, but two newspapers refused to publish the wedding announcement. After 10 years together, Mike and Chuck Hewitt finally got to exchange wedding vows. Iowa is currently the only state ...

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