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Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

Aug 29
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Maryland AG Issues Guidance Against Police Profiling

By John Riley | Aug 29
After months of protest over police brutality and issues surrounding racial profiling, Maryland is issuing guidance to law enforcement officers about the acceptability of the practice.

AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

By Michael Biesecker | Aug 29
The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

It Gets Better for San Jose Under New Mayor

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 29
San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign due to a number of changes ushered in by Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Clerk Asks US Supreme Court to Intervene in Marriage Case

Aug 28
Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Cecil And Caitlyn Heat Up the Halloween Costume Wars Early

By Leanne Italie | Aug 28
The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head. And then there's Caitlyn.

Times Finds Rentboy Raid 'Peculiar,' CEO Jeffrey Hurant Defends Site

By EDGE | Aug 28
The raid on Rentboy.com earlier this week has raised questions about the government prosecuting a company that provided escorts a cyber-space to do their business.

Ashley Madison Looked to Hook Up with Grindr

By EDGE | Aug 28
Did Ashley Madison look to hook-up with Grindr? Forbes reported today that the adultery-enabling site looked to buy the gay-hook-up site earlier this year. If it had, imagine the fracas the hacker data dump would have had on the gay male community?

Advocates Condemn Detaining Trans Women at Adelanto Detention Facility

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
Civil rights organizations are urging President Barack Obama to stop ICE from sending transgender immigrants to the Adelanto Detention Facility, citing unsafe conditions.

Lavender Effect Oral History Project to Launch on World AIDS Day

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
With a $10,000 Cal Humanities' Community Stories grant, matched by $10,000 from the City of West Hollywood, THE LAVENDER EFFECT® will create "YOUNG CITY AT WAR: Stories from West Hollywood During the AIDS Epidemic."

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