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State regulators say Denver gay bar discriminated against man in drag

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Vito Marzano
DENVER -- Colorado regulators say a Denver gay bar discriminated against a man when a bouncer denied him entry last year because he was dressed in drag. The civil rights division of the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies has ordered the Denver Wrangler to resolve the dispute with Vito Marzano, a gay man who was wearing a dress and wig...

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Gay bar in rural Missouri hell bent on beating the odds

| Sunday, August 3, 2014
Norma Jean's owner, Jamie Gore poses with "Marilyn."
French Village, Mo., is a unique setting for a gay bar. The hour drive down Interstate 55 from St. Louis is a scenic trek – exiting on Highway Y, one must pass through the pastoral green and farmland along the hill-crowned blacktop to the entrance of Goose Creek Lake to reach their destination. Norma Jean’s opened its doors on Friday, July 18, 2014. It was a labor of love...

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Suspect in Seattle gay bar fire pleads guilty to federal arson charge

| Saturday, May 3, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge.

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Arson suspect in Seattle gay bar fire may have been provoked by sex ‘slave’ email

| Thursday, April 24, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — The man accused of a setting fire to a gay nightclub on New Year's Eve may have been provoked by an email he received from someone offering to be his sex "slave."

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Brooklyn bar owner fights landlord who forbids him from operating a gay bar

| Monday, April 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the premises.

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Seattle police make arrest in New Year’s Eve arson at gay nightclub

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — A 30-year-old man suspected of starting a fire at a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been arrested, police said Saturday.

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Investigators say New Year’s Eve fire at Seattle gay nightclub was arson

| Thursday, January 2, 2014
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SEATTLE -- Police and fire investigators said Thursday that a New Year Eve's fire at a popular Seattle gay nightclub was most likely arson.

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Popular gay dance club in Moscow targeted with second attack this month

| Monday, November 25, 2013
Central Station, Moscow.
MOSCOW -- A Moscow dance club popular with the LGBT community suffered its second attack in as many weeks when unknown assailants late Saturday night released an as yet identified noxious gas inside the main portion of the club.

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SPLC files lawsuit against Miss. town for denying business license for LGBT bar

| Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Shannon, Miss., its mayor and its aldermen for denying a business license to a bar catering to the LGBT community.

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Ohio lawmaker to introduce hate crimes bill following attacks outside gay bar

| Monday, September 30, 2013
Nickie Antonio
CLEVELAND — An Ohio state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next week that would make crimes targeting someone because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability a hate crime.

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