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‘X-Men’ director calls sex abuse lawsuit a ‘sick twisted shakedown’

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:30
LOS ANGELES — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.

Idaho veterans cemetery won’t allow gay vet’s wife to be buried by her side

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:00
BOISE, Idaho -- A 74-year-old Navy veteran says she wants her wife buried with her in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, but officials have denied her request because Idaho doesn't recognize her same-sex marriage.

Mass. governor signs tougher LGBT supportive anti-bullying bill into law

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:30
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for LGBT students and students with disabilities.

Neon Trees singer is one of only a few openly gay celebrity Mormons

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:00
NEW YORK — When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he's gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons. The reaction he got wasn't what he was expecting...

Arson suspect in Seattle gay bar fire may have been provoked by sex ‘slave’ email

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:00
SEATTLE — The man accused of a setting fire to a gay nightclub on New Year's Eve may have been provoked by an email he received from someone offering to be his sex "slave."

Neil Patrick Harris gets outrageous in his new role in ‘Hedwig’

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00
Now that he's wrapped the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," Neil Patrick Harris is back on Broadway starring in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

Mo. House panel mulls impeaching governor over gay couples’ tax returns

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An effort to impeach Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a House committee.

Judge in same-sex divorce case rules Texas gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:30
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A state district judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, “paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue.”

Hasidic ‘neighborhood watch’ members indicted in gang assault on gay man

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:30
NEW YORK — Five men who prosecutors said were members with a Hasidic neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn were indicted on Wednesday in connection with a brutal beating of a gay black man in December.

Canadian judge rules surgery requirement violates transgender rights

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:00
EDMONTON, Alberta -- A judge in Canada has ruled that a provincial law requiring transgender individuals to undergo gender reassignment surgery before they can change their birth certificates is unconstitutional and can no longer be enforced.

Ore. same-sex marriage ban gets day in court, but no one’s there to defend it

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:30
EUGENE, Ore. -- Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon are urging a federal judge to strike down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Gay rights group seeks to expand Ohio same-sex marriage challenge

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:00
CINCINNATI -- A gay rights group wants to intervene in a court case that's being appealed, hoping to persuade a federal court to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state.

S.D. high school group considers activities policy for transgender students

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:30
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a policy on transgender students that would allow them to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.

Jodie Foster weds actress, photographer Alexandra Hedison

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:00
Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster's publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no other details.

Bryan Singer accuser sues three more entertainment figures for sexual abuse

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:00
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has sued three more entertainment industry figures, claiming they also molested him.

Fla. student says he was rejected by fraternity because he’s openly gay

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando says he has been banned from joining a fraternity because he is openly gay.

S.C. town blocks homophobic mayor from replacing fired lesbian police chief

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00
LATTA, S.C. -- The Latta, S.C. Town Council on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of two key measures supporting fired police Crystal Moore, who residents and council members speculate was fired by a homophobic mayor because the chief is gay.

Transgender soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case granted name change

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:00
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

Driving Mr. Briggs: The Kiss

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:30
A new YouTube web series from Frank Lowe, @GayAtHomeDad. “The premise is essentially just me driving the little man around to various places and at various times. We have hilarious banter in the car, and he often tells me off, which is priceless,” says Lowe.

Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:00
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

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