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Javed Jaghai

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Faces of Pride :: The New York Parade

Aug 30
EDGE looks back to earlier this summer when New York Pride turned the city into the biggest street party in the world.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Kayla Gilchrist Jones, who spent four years working as a sex worker, said the police were aggressive and dismissive when she became the victim of sexual violence

Transgender Women's Killings Test Police Outreach

CRIME | By Juliet Linderman | Aug 30
Several unsolved killings of transgender women in Baltimore have cast fresh light on tensions between the LGBT community and police.

San Francisco police released this video image of a person of interest in connection with the death of Bryan Higgins.

Witness Describes Attack on Gay Man

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 30
Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests.

AHF's Michael Weinstein

AHF's PrEP Ad Sparks Controversy

By Liz Highleyman | Aug 30
A new ad campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP.

Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York in January, 2012

Daughter: Joan Rivers Is In 'Serious Condition'

By Jake Pearson | Aug 29
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Dolly Parton accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dolly Parton Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 29
Joining a long list of celebrities and everyday people accepting the new ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for Lou Gehrig's disease is country music star Dolly Parton.

Pippi's Packing Heat: Boyfriend of Former Child Star Seeks Court Order

By EDGE | Aug 29
The estranged ex-boyfriend of "Pippi Longstocking" star Tami Erin filed for a court order of protection from the former freckle-faced red-headed beauty.