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Some revive calls for Indiana gay-marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS — Religious leaders, conservative groups and some Indiana lawmakers are renewing calls for a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions. ...

Diocese seeks $20 million from breakaway Episopalians

PITTSBURGH — Episcopal leaders in Pittsburgh went to court last Thursday seeking to recover $20 million in assets they believe were wrongfully taken when...

Pastor in gay scandal: back from the ‘wilderness’

Speaking out two years after being embroiled in a gay-sex scandal, former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard said last Friday his sexual identity is complex...

Prop. 8 backers ask to shield donors

SAN FRANCISCO — The sponsors of the November ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California want a judge to seal selected documents and...

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Kalamazoo repeals gay-rights law The Chicago Tribune reports the Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to rescind its gay-rights law just six weeks after...

GLAAD releases list of worst antigay media voices

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released a report last week that shed light on the myriad personalities who used the media to...

Former PFLAG prez files suit against nationals

The national office of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays agreed this week to return the registration fees for a former PFLAG...

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Settlement reached in building dispute A contentious dispute involving a building in Center City that formerly housed many LGBT businesses and nonprofits has...

New documentary explores cross-dressing on film

We all know that Hollywood loves a good (or sometimes bad) cross-dresser, but a new documentary is out to explore why such gender-bending roles...

Philly sees jump in LGBT tourism marketing

A recent study found that the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection has increased in popularity among LGBT travelers. Community...

School’s back in session at FIGHT

Local HIV/AIDS service organization Philadelphia FIGHT is starting the new year on the right foot with the relaunching of its highly popular and longstanding...

Gay bishop to give inaugural invocation: Obama invites gay supporter on whistle-stop train ride

Demonstrating his inclusive politics, President-elect Barak Obama has asked Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the denomination’s first gay bishop, to give the...

Judge OKs jury trial in same-sex battery case

For the past three years, as Hans C. Ehnert tells it, he has been on a mission for justice, hoping to get...

Obama names gay agency head

The last week leading up to the inauguration of the new president has brought several LGBT-related political developments: Following the announcement that openly gay...

Clinton says she’d review State Dept.’s policies

During Sen. Hillary Clinton’s confirming hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week, the Secretary of State-designate pledged that if she...

CDC reports record number of STD cases

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control, the rates of chlamydia and syphilis continue to rise and disproportionately affect several...

LGBT activist’s story makes it to the small screen

“I doubt that there will ever be any closure, but at least I have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s never too late to...

What was the top LGBT story of 2008?

What was the top LGBT story of 2008?Benjamin Northresearch assistant | Washington Square West“The Rick Warren controversy. His selection to speak at the...

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For a little hope, look to history

Everything is cancelled. Pride celebrations, the Olympics, dining out on a Saturday night. We are living through an unprecedented time, and history...

Attic Youth Center seeks new executive director

The Attic Youth Center has begun a search for a new executive director, the organization announced via email Wednesday. Carrie Jacobs, the...

Paycheck Protection Program money given to anti-LGBT organizations

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a list of 650,000 recipients of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Organizations listed...

Trump’s new asylum rules could end access for LGBT+ asylum seekers

While the country and world is focused on the surging coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department are...