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Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Andre Johnson a.k.a. Christ Bearer

Report: Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Balcony, Survives

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 17
In a bizarre alleged suicide attempt, a rapper connected to the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he reportedly cut off his penis and jumped off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood home.

Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

FAMILY | By Martha Irvine | Apr 17
Leggings. Shaved heads. Graphic T-shirts. The list goes on and on. What is the latest fashion trend to come under fire for teens and why are parents and administrators making such a fuss?

Director Bryan Singer

Lawsuit: Gay ’X-Men’ Director Accused of Sex Abuse of Teen Boy

NATIONAL | By Oskar Garcia | Apr 17
A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

Former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes Linda Perry

4 Non Blondes to Reunite for 1 Night at LA Event

By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 17
The ’90s rock band will perform May 10 at "An Evening With Women" to benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Linda Perry, the band’s former lead singer and hit songwriter, has produced the event for years.

Hearing Set in Challenge to Arkansa’s Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Apr 17
Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.

Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kristi Eaton | Apr 16
Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday.

University of Rhode Island

URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

LOCAL | Apr 16
The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (Erasure) in 1986

Erasure’s Andy Bell, ’Glee’ Star to Sing at Detroit Gay Pride Festival

PRIDE | Apr 16
Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year’s gay pride festival in Detroit.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Plans $50M Gun Control Network

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 16
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,.

Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.