Fifth male arrested in brutal gang-rape of teenage boy in Kentucky

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A fifth suspect has been apprehended in the gang-rape of a fifteen-year-old Kentucky male that has stunned the local community of Hopkinsville, a bedroom community in Christian County, 26 miles north of Clarksville, Tenn. According to the LeafChronicle.com, Sam Miller, 18, was detained in Louisville and transferred back to Christian County without incident. He is [...]

Appalachian Queer Film Festival, a first, debuts Oct. 23 in Lewisburg, W.Va.

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Hoping to both quash stereotypes and introduce the public to the pulse and talent of local queer artists, the Appalachian Queer Film Festival is set to premiere Wednesday, Oct. 23 and conclude three days later. The event, which will be hosted in the self-described artistic colony of Lewisburg, W. Va., will screen 12 films of [...]

Marriage equality coming to Arizona, Wyoming

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Today U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled against Wyoming’s law banning marriage equality for same-sex couples. In Guzzo v. Mead, the National Center for Lesbian Rights sued the state on behalf of Wyoming Equality and four same-sex couples arguing that Wyoming’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Skavdahl granted a temporary [...]

Rep. Joe Kennedy to campaign for Scott Peters Saturday

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SAN DIEGO — Rep. Scott Peters’ re-election campaign is receiving a boost, with Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts becoming the latest prominent Democrat to help with voter outreach in the CA-52 district. Rep. Kennedy will come to San Diego this weekend to campaign for Peters, joining with other volunteers to walk neighborhoods and talk to [...]

Tijuana Hace Teatro’s ‘Audience School’ begins theater chapter in San Diego

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2014 marks the fifth consecutive year that Tijuana based theater company Tijuana Hace Teatro (Tijuana Does Theatre) conducts the project Escuela de Espectadores (Audience School) where a group of people is invited to see theater throughout one year in Tijuana. Once a month a meeting takes place in order to discuss the plays seen during [...]

After Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases, Attorney General Holder announces federal government to recognize couples in seven new states

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages taking place in the states affected by the Supreme Court’s recent decision to decline to review rulings from three federal appeals courts that had struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The Attorney General added that the Department of Justice will work [...]

DeMaio campaign manager on identifying trackers: young, black = red flag

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Hard on the heels of the alleged sexual harassment scandals surrounding Carl DeMaio, yet another revelation has come to light about the DeMaio campaign, reports Talkingpointsmemo.com. Now, a set of internal emails obtained by The Washington Examiner have revealed how campaign manager, Tommy Knepper, offered advice on how to spot trackers – opposition staffers who [...]

Commentary: It’s not the scandal, it’s the cover-up

Carl DeMaio

Those who follow politics know that often what brings a politician down is the cover-up not the scandal itself. Candidate Carl DeMaio has denied the allegations by a former staffer that DeMaio sexually harassed him. While the investigation into the allegations continues, both sides cite lie detector tests to support their claims. Not unlike the [...]

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament passes draft anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ law

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The Kyrgyzstan National Assembly has undertaken an initial vote to pass new harsh anti-LGBT legislation during its first reading.  According to Radio Free Europe, 79 members of the Kyrgyz parliament voted in favor of the legislation, while seven voted against it.  Two more parliamentary votes are required before the legislation is submitted to Kyrgyz President [...]

For one gay Turkish couple, a honeymoon fraught with death threats

Ekin Keser and Emrullah Tüzün

Compared to its Muslim neighbors, Turkey can seem like an oasis of tolerance. While legal protections for members of the LGBT community are virtually non-existent, Turkey also has a firmly established history of individual liberties that prevents, say, public hangings and other acts of barbarism to be directed toward members of the sexual minority. But [...]

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