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Cerebral palsy, wheelchair won’t stop Andrew from going to a gay club

| Sunday, September 7, 2014
Andrew Morrison-Gurza
When Andrew Morrison-Gurza, age 19 at the time, was preparing to go to a gay bar for the first time, he did what most young gay men do: He had a friend over, talked about what to wear, and put on some pre-party music. Andrew recalls: "We made a bunch of mix CDs with a bunch of early-2000s pop songs on it, like Christina Aguilera and all those things, and I just thought...

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Martina Navratilova proposal broadcast on big screen at US Open

| Saturday, September 6, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the U.S. Open men's semifinals. Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite Saturday, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. "I was very nervous," Navratilova said later. "It came off. She said yes. It was kind of an ...

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Owner takes pride in Southern Indiana’s only gay bar

| Friday, September 5, 2014
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Matt McMahan has owned a few restaurants and bars, but his latest New Albany venture is a real source of 'pride.' The newly renovated Pride Bar + Lounge, 504 State St., is the only LGBT-friendly bar he knows of in southern Indiana. When it opens Friday, McMahan says, it will fill a gap left when the bar's previous owner closed early last month.

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Hotels making record profits on growing list of surcharges

| Friday, September 5, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don't need the in-room safe? You're likely still paying. And the overpriced can of soda ...

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In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data when its stored in the ‘cloud’

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were able to figure out usernames and passwords and bypass...

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James Clementi: A family tragedy leads to a life of compassion, activism

| Sunday, August 31, 2014
James Clementi
In 2010 Tyler Clementi took his own life after being publicly outed on the Internet by his college roommate. His oldest brother James, who is also gay, is now an activist hoping to shape a world that's more accepting and inclusive of LGBTQ people. James recounts how his own journey began when he was a child...

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For couples challenging Ind., Wis., marriage bans, the fight is about fairness

| Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Bonnie Everly, left, and Lyn Judkins, from Chesterton, Ind., embrace during a rally in support of gay marriage at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago.
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. For the couples challenging the bans, the fight is about fairness and the right to be treated like any other couple. A look at ....

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Queer Latina connects with Prince and lives a life of sex positive activism

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
Elicia Gonzales
In her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colo., experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become "very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life." As she became older and started to notice her sexual attraction to women, Elicia became confused: "I pretty much denied my sexuality until later college years, and then ...

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‘It Felt Amazing’ after Sikh man took off turban, cut hair, came out as gay

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Mandeep Jangi of Middlesex, New Jersey, cites his Sikh faith as the "more visible aspect" of his identity. His decision to cut his hair (long hair is a traditional part of Sikh culture) was the first step to discovering his own individual identity. However, after his haircut, Mandeep could sense that something still wasn't exactly right. He felt a sense of uneasiness that he traced back...

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A Minnesota pastor’s pulpit: Not just your ordinary food truck

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
Pastor Margaret Kelly runs a food truck ministry she calls "Shobi's Table" where she serving free calzones she makes from scratch and reads some Bible verses to those assembled on the sidewalk on Payne Avenue in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There are a couple of clues that the mobile kitchen parked every Thursday at lunchtime on Payne Avenue on St. Paul's East Side this summer isn't just another food truck. First of all, the food -- hot calzones -- is free. And the person who drives the truck is a young woman in a clerical collar who likes to say, "Peace be with you."

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