Brody Levesque

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

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Citing God and science, Oklahoma judge refuses transgender name changes

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’

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

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 ...

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Transgender advocacy group condemns planned ‘Anderson Live’ segment

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

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

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, ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Radio station cancels public affairs program over interview with LGBT advocate

Sean Savoy
RENO, Nev. -- A Fox Radio affiliate in Reno, Nev. has cancelled a public affairs program because the show's host conducted an interview on Aug. 12 with social commentator and LGBT advocate Will Kolb. ...

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