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Openly gay Providence mayor announces run for Kennedy’s house seat

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline on Saturday announced plans to seek the U.S. House seat being vacated by Patrick J. Kennedy. Cicilline, 49, Rhode Island’s first openly gay mayor, became the second Democrat to declare his candidacy for the congressional ...

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Queer Rising activists stage protest outside NYC marriage bureau (Video)

Four gay rights activists were arrested Friday morning after staging a protest in which they chained themselves to a New York City marriage bureau. The group, members of the LGBT civil disobedience group Queer Rising, chanted “one struggle, one fight, ...

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Kenya police arrest 5 suspected homosexuals in raid on gay wedding

A new report, cites at least six incidents since 2008 in which mobs attacked or threatened lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or health workers serving the LGBT community.
Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding. A police official said two of the men had been found with wedding rings, attempting to get ...

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Minnesota gay rights group rallies in support of gay marriage legislation

Gay rights supporters rallied at the Minnesota state capital in St. Paul this week in a show of support for same-sex marriage. One of the state’s most high-profile gay rights group gathered spiritual leaders and activists in the Capitol rotunda ...

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Rhode Island House elects first openly gay, minority Speaker

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State Representative Gordon Fox this week became the first openly gay lawmaker elected Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The Democrat from Providence was overwhelmingly elected with 51 votes in the House, with the other 19 votes going ...

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NH lawmaker describes gay sex in graphic anti-gay marriage statement

New Hampshire state Rep. Nancy Elliott wants to repeal same-sex marriage because “we’re talking about taking the penis of a man and putting it in the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to ...

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WV lawmaker stalls anti-gay marriage amendment in committee

A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in West Virginia will not be moving forward, according to chairwoman of the WV House Constitutional Revision Committee. Delegate Barbara Fleischauer (D), said there is already a law in West Virgina that ...

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Chinese contestant defies Beijing, enters ‘Mr. Gay World’ competition

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A Chinese contestant will take part in the Mr. Gay World pageant to be held in Oslo this weekend despite Beijing’s attempts to prevent him doing so, an organizer has told AFP. Last month, Beijing police blocked China’s first gay ...

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Designer Alexander McQueen found dead of apparent suicide

Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has been found dead after taking his own life. He was 40 years old. A source at the designer’s office today confirmed his death, which was followed by a brief statement on the designer’s ...

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San Francisco school board votes to increase funding for LGBTQ education

The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday night to fund a substantial increase in instruction and services related to gay and lesbian issues. The school district, facing layoffs and massive program cuts, unanimously agreed that the estimated $120,000 annual price ...

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