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Op-Ed: Apple CEO hypocritical on gay rights

Apple CEO and social activist Tim Cook wrote an Op-Ed that lambasted the state of Indiana over the implementation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Critics say his quixotic diatribe is hypocritical.

Op-Ed: View on homosexuality sinks second GOP presidential candidate

Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican dark horse candidate for president, has been a popular draw for conservatives. Unfortunately, he has just sunk his chances by asserting that homosexuality is a conscious choice...because prisoners "choose" to be gay.

Op-Ed: Calling homosexuality 'lifestyle choice' sinks Huckabee campaign

Little Rock - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has essentially knocked himself out of his likely 2016 presidential run early by calling homosexuality a "lifestyle choice," revealing that he's too far behind the times to be a viable candidate.

Op-Ed: CA Supreme Court should ban religious conservatives in judiciary

Los Angeles - The California Supreme Court has voted to ban judges who are members of the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the BSA discriminates against homosexual adults. It should go ahead and ban all judges who are religious conservatives.

Apple CEO comes out in a Bloomberg Businessweek editorial

On the morning of October 30, Bloomberg Businessweek published an Opening Remarks piece titled, "Tim Cook Speaks Up." The essay is written by Tim Cook, and provides readers with a stunning and extremely honest look at the life of Apple's CEO.

Gay and straight marriages show similar longevity

A recent study revealed that the break-up rate for gay couples was comparable to the break-up rate for heterosexual couples.

Supreme Court denies cert in same-sex marriage cases

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.

Homosexuality still listed as 'chronic problem' alleges lawsuit

Los Angeles - Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and his medical network after they allegedly ignored his complaint about notations in his medical records indicating that he was suffering from homosexual behavior.

U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals mulling gay marriage ban

The U.S. 6th Court of Appeals is deciding gay marriage bans on the books in four states. The three-judge panel has the chance to overturn the bans and likely send the case on to the Supreme court in 2015, and history suggests they will do so.

PTT Patron, former MEP Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords

Michael Cashman — a patron of the UK's Pink Triangle Trust, former Labour MEP and one-time British soap actor — is to be made a Lord, it has emerged.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

U.S. 6th Circuit prepares to hear six same-sex marriage cases

Cincinnati - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to make history next week, becoming the first federal court to hear six marriage equality cases in a single day.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay legislation introduced in February

Kampala - Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled draconian anti-homosexual legislation cleared into law in February. The court found the bill was passed illegally and therefore has no place in Ugandan law.

Op-Ed: Texas logic on gay marriage would also ban marriage of minorities

Austin - Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor this fall, says that the state's ban on gay marriage should be upheld because gay couples are allegedly not as conducive to "stable" families and child-rearing.

Pride: First official trailer for Matthew Warchus movie (VIDEO)

PRIDE: The first official trailer is out for Matthew Warchus's critically acclaimed film set during the UK's 1984 miners' strike.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Texas Republicans officially endorse 'gay cure' therapy

Fort Worth - The Republican Party of Texas has voted to approve an official platform endorsing discredited and dangerous 'reparative therapy' meant to 'cure' gays and lesbians of their homosexuality.

Photo essay: Kitchener hosts humble, but fabulous Pride Festival Special

Kitchener - Kitchener's annual tri-Pride Festival and live music show welcomed hundreds to the city's downtown core on Saturday, proving that small cities can measure up to Toronto after all.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s gay-rights movie “Stonewall,” which has now begun production in Montreal.

Church changes anti-gay views after pastor's son comes out

La Mirada - A Baptist church in Southern California has rejected its parent church's official anti-gay policy after the pastor's son came out as gay.

Republican gay rights groups barred from Texas convention

Fort Worth - According to a joint press conference Thursday, two Republican gay rights groups were barred from setting up booths at the upcoming GOP convention in Forth Worth, TX.

Dozens wed after judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

Portland - Dozens of Oregon same-sex couples rushed to marry on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

GOP lawmaker: Gay sex is 'one-way alley for the garbage truck'

Sioux Falls - A Republican state lawmaker and Christian leader from South Dakota has written a letter warning of what he calls the dangers of gay sex, titled "A One-Way Alley for the Garbage Truck."

Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way.

Expert witness at same-sex marriage trial: 'gays going to hell'

Detroit - An expert witness hired by the state of Michigan to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday in a court case challenging the ban that unrepentant gay people are going to "hell."

Disney ends funding of Boy Scouts over gay rights

Orlando - Disney has said it will stop Boy Scout funding next year because the organization does not allow gay troop leaders. The Boy Scouts recently ended their ban on allowing gay youth to participate in activities.

Restaurant owner refuses to serve gay people or 'freak' customers

Enid - An Oklahoma restaurant and bar owner has raised eyebrows and ire by refusing to serve gay people, blacks, Hispanics and other racial minorities, welfare recipients, disabled people, Muslims and Democrats.

Op-Ed: Russian Police Choir more entertaining than the laws they support

The Russian police choir performed at the Olympics opening ceremony. It’s good to see the Russian police singing instead of carrying out their controversial regime.

Scotland legalizes gay marriage

Edinburgh - Scotland has become the world's 17th nation to achieve LGBT marriage equality after its parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Putin declares Sochi Winter Olympics as gay-friendly venue

Sochi - Homosexuals are welcome in Russia, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, less than a month before the start of Sochi Winter Olympics.
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