Recent Headlines

Obama Proclamation May Affect Antigay Extremists
The Advocate
August 9, 2011

President Obama issued a proclamation late last week that bars immigrants and nonimmigrant aliens from entering the U.S. if they are involved in war crimes or human rights violations — the order includes those who persecute LGBT people.

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Missouri Education Group Drops LGBT Website Filter
The Advocate
August 9, 2011

The Missouri Research & Education Network will no longer include “alternate lifestyles” in its filter software barring student access to online LGBT content.

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Town plans its first gay pride party - News
ReviewJournal.com
August 9, 2011

Pahrump will host its first gay pride festival this month.

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S.F. gay married couple loses immigration battle
SF Gate
August 9, 2011

Citing the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple from San Francisco and ordered the expulsion of a man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted...

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Beit Simchat Torah Finds a Home Full of Assyrians
NYTimes.com
August 9, 2011

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, known familiarly as the "gay synagogue," hopes to settle into its first permanent home in 2013, in a building featuring Assyrian motifs.

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NYC Announces Winners of Honeymoon Package
The Advocate
August 8, 2011

New York City officials announced five couples as winners of the city’s honeymoon package to celebrate the start of marriage equality.

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Do the Homely Need Legal Protection Against Discrimination?
New York Magazine
August 8, 2011

Knowing the extent to which people are economically penalized (or rewarded) for their looks raises the question: Should the ill-favored be protected? And if so, how?

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London Riots Blamed on Economic Malaise
New York Magazine
August 8, 2011

Those looking to explain the unexpected riots that broke out in the northern London neighborhood of Tottenham on Saturday over the shooting death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan have zeroed in on an all-too-familiar culprit: the global economic downtown.

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Photos: Saturday's Wild Lines To See Alexander McQueen At The Met: Gothamist
Gothamist
August 8, 2011

As one person Tweeted, "There is a 2 hr. line outside to get to a 2 hr. line inside to get to a 2 hr. line for the exhibit."

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America's 5 Stages Of Grief, Inspired By The S&P's Credit Downgrade: Gothamist
Gothamist
August 8, 2011

Washington and Wall Street find themselves mired in the Kübler-Ross model of the Five Stages of Grief. Grab a bottle of Night Train and cut your last Prozac in half so you can make your journey through America's psyche go a little smoother.

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