Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist based in Washington D.C.

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For a lost soldier…

AP (File)
Every year that I have lived and worked in this city I have always gone to Arlington National Cemetery to observe the Memorial Day ceremonies. Afterwards, I wander down through the grounds, just to watch, maybe to listen, but mostly ...

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Biden: There’s no ‘downside’ to an executive order for LGBT protections

Joe Biden
WASHINGTON -- If there's one characteristic of Vice-President Joe Biden that can be counted on, it's his ability to stay one step ahead of the President on matters of LGBT rights. ...

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Facebook status outs gay Eagle Scout, ends leadership opportunities

Garrett Bryant
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- For 19-year-old Garrett Bryant, a Boy Scout since he was a small boy, summers meant Boy Scout Camps, and this year, a job to help pay his college tuition -- that is, until a "relationship" status on ...

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Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Matthew Vines
A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian ...

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Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. ...

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Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. ...

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Judge rules discrimination case against Library of Congress can move forward

Peter TerVeer
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has ruled that a gay man's discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress can move forward, and that he could find relief under protections already provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that ...

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Radical clerics promise more violence at IDAHOT demonstrations in Georgia

Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there. Photos: Shakh Aivazov, AP
TBILISI, Georgia -- Radical Orthodox Christians and clerics are warning the LGBT community in this eastern European nation that any demonstrations on the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) would be met with even harsher retaliation that marred ...

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Higher Education Anti-harassment Act reintroduced in U.S. Senate

Courtesy: VKristopher Sharp (left) with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would require colleges and universities receiving federal student aid funding to enact an anti-harassment policy. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 ...

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On eve of meeting with Pope Francis, Obama lectures Russia on LGBT rights

Pablo Martinez Monsivais,  APPresident Barack Obama in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday again took aim at Russia's anti-gay laws following talks with European Union and NATO leaders on Russia's military-backed annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. ...

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