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Hundreds Gather for Forum on Gay Rights in Ky. City

NATIONAL | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
A public forum on a proposed ordinance in Berea that would prohibit discrimination against gays has drawn hundreds of residents.

HIV doesn't discriminate based on age

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.

Mary Bonauto (center)

2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners Unveiled

NATIONAL | By Don Babwin | Sep 17
Twenty-one people, many of whom are doing work that touches on race relations, same-sex marriage, climate change and other issues that are dominating the news, have each been awarded "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation.

Mayor Pledges Veto as Starkville Aldermen Reverse Insurance to Same-Sex Couples

NATIONAL | Sep 17
Officials in Starkville, Mississippi are rolling back a decision that would have allowed city employees to buy health insurance coverage for one other adult, including possibly a same-sex partner.

Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Brian Bakst | Sep 17
People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.

National Gay Rights Group Forms Nebraska Chapter

NATIONAL | Sep 16
A national civil rights group says it's increasing its advocacy efforts for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Nebraska.

Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

NATIONAL | Sep 16
A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.

John Travolta

Travolta Comments on Gay Rumors Amid Lawsuit

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
John Travolta is speaking out about longtime rumors that claim he is gay amid a pending lawsuit filed against him by a former alleged lover.

In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Civil Rights Commission upheld a judge's ruling that Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, despite Phillips' cited religious opposition to same sex marriage. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people.

The Homophobia-Christianity Complex

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Sep 16
How by invoking "Religious Freedom" a baker can have his 'intolerance c'ake and eat it too

'Show Up in Drag' Protest at Facebook HQ Postponed

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 16
The most colorful protest ever to hit northern California in years has been called off...for now.

Fire as it approaches the shore of Bass Lake, Calif.

Racing Wildfire Engulfs Homes in California Town

NATIONAL | By Jeff Barnard | Sep 16
This scenic town of nearly 3,000 near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze.