Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist and Chief Washington D.C. correspondent and Bureau Chief for LGBTQ Nation.

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar suspended for homophobic slur

| Tuesday, September 18, 2012
NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended from play in this week’s three-game series against the New York Yankees for displaying an anti-gay slur written on his eye black strips during last Saturday's home game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Citing God and science, Oklahoma judge refuses transgender name changes

| Monday, September 17, 2012
Judge Bill Graves
An Oklahoma judge has repeatedly denied transgender women their petitions for a name change to reflect their female identity, ruling that the requests were made for a fraudulent purpose.

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Conservative columnist: Ryan made a mistake speaking at ‘Values Voter Summit’

| Saturday, September 15, 2012
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)
The Washington Post’s conservative political columnist Dana Milbank, in his column Friday, openly criticized GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan for his appearance Friday morning to speak before attendees at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit.”

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British producer jailed in Uganda for staging play depicting gay characters

| Thursday, September 13, 2012
David Cecil
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The British manager of a bar and cultural center in the Ugandan capital city was arrested and remains in police custody after being denied bail for staging a play last week, whose main character is a gay businessman who is killed by his own employees.

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Transgender advocacy group condemns planned ‘Anderson Live’ segment

| Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Anderson Cooper
WASHINGTON -- The National Center for Transgender Equality on Wednesday denounced plans by the syndicated talk show "Anderson Live" to air a controversial interview with a person who claims an anti-baldness drug made them transgender.

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Anti-gay Michele Bachmann in danger of losing congressional seat

| Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Michele Bachmann
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A recently conducted internal tracking poll for Democrats in Minnesota’s new 6th Congressional District shows that GOP incumbent Michele Bachmann could be in trouble.

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Famed gay computer scientist Alan Turing honored with Monopoly edition

| Tuesday, September 11, 2012
BLETCHLEY PARK, U.K. -- Alan Turing, a mathematician and World War II codebreaker widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, and who committed suicide in 1954 after being sentenced to chemical castration for being gay, has been honored with his own edition of the popular board game Monopoly.

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‘Political porn:’ Mystery anti-gay attack flyer surfaces in NY Senate race

| Monday, September 10, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In what many journalists and pundits are labeling "political porn," a flyer has been circulated via e-mail that attacks New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, one of four Republicans who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Empire State a year ago.

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Iranian news agency accuses Israel, U.S., U.K. of ‘spreading homosexuality’ globally

| Sunday, September 9, 2012
QOM, Iran — The Mashregh News, a state-controlled Iranian media outlet, has published a report asserting that the “Zionist regime” of Israel, along with Jews in the U.S. and the United Kingdom were financing efforts to “spread homosexuality” across the globe.

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First Lady, San Antonio Mayor electrify opening night at Democratic Convention

| Tuesday, September 4, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — In uncompromising honesty — tinged with personal emotion and a great deal of passion — the two major speeches of the opening night of the 2012 Democratic Convention appeared to have electrified both convention goers as well as millions watching on live broadcasts.

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