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Carson apologizes for homosexuality comment

(CNN) — Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who rose to GOP fame in recent months, apologized Friday for appearing to equate homosexuality with the criminal acts of pedophilia and bestiality. “I love gay people. I love straight people. So this was really, I think, on my behalf, somewhat insensitive and I certainly apologize if I offended anyone, […]

For now, Irish transgenders ineligible for birth certificate change

DUBLIN — In what the Irish government is calling a work ‘in progress,’ transgendered nationals are still banned from changing their birth certificate to reflect their new identities while those from other nations are not reports the Irish Times. “The General Registrar Office in Ireland will accept a birth certificate amended by another state where […]

Anti-gay state-sponsored musical in Malaysia provokes outrage

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia can now add musicals to the growing list of state-sponsored efforts to help curb the spread of homosexuality in this largely Muslim country. The Guardian is reporting that Asmara Songsang (Abnormal Desire), written and directed by Rahman Adam, 73, aims to teach younger members of the LGBT community about the evils of their […]

Final design for New York City AIDS memorial unveiled

  NEW YORK — The New York City AIDS Memorial’s Board of Directors  revealed new renderings of the final design for the memorial and formally launched their capital campaign at a press conference last Wednesday evening in Manhattan. The effort to build the memorial, which started in 2011 as a grass-roots advocacy campaign led by two […]

Implementing the national HIV/AIDS strategy across the United States

BY DR. GRANT COLFAX, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Successful implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (the Strategy) requires ongoing collaboration among Federal, state, and local governments and key non-governmental stakeholders. As part of our ongoing efforts to support Strategy implementation, ONAP is convening community discussions across the United States. Discussions are focusing […]

Gay marriage’s corporate boosters

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Supreme Court is toiling over a decision on two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. But many companies have already decided to support them. Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz publicly told off an investor who complained that the coffee giant’s support of same-sex couples was hurting profits. “It’s a free […]

From the really radical same-sex marriage files: A protest from 1971(VIDEO)

While Supreme Court coverage over two potentially decisive blows to the anti-gay marriage movement continues to spill over, the Atlantic.com has unearthed some amazing video from a same-sex marriage protest from 1971. The video, posted in three approximately ten-minute segments on YouTube, shows the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA), one of two major gay organizations to […]

Something big, thick, meaty and lovely to behold

The intercom buzzed late one recent afternoon and I answered the door. Dillon gave me a hug and accepted a frosty-cold mug filled with an amber microbrew. Bright last-day-of-winter sunlight splashed through the floor-to-ceiling windows. “Thanks for coming over,” I said. “You said you wanted to show me something ‘big, thick, meaty and lovely to […]

Lesbian Spring Break is here!

BY ANA PINES AND KIM RESCATE It’s that time of year again when women from San Diego and all over the world take over Palm Springs for Club Skirts’ Dinah Shore Weekend. Now in its milestone 23rd year, this 5-day event, happening April 3-7, is already on its way to be the biggest its ever […]


Francis, rebuild my church Dear Editor, “Francis, rebuild my church,” is a line from a dream, according to legend, Pope Innocent III had before he approved what would come to be known as the Rule of St. Francis, the foundation of the Order of Poor Friars. Innocent had a dream of a crumbling St. John […]

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