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Pressure Builds on Paul Ryan to Run for House Speaker

Oct 9
The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post.

Aspen Gay Ski Week Announces 2016 Events

Oct 9
Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW), the nation's largest and oldest gay ski event, returns for its 39th year from January 17 to 24, 2016. Here are the details!

UN Declares October 11 International Day of the Girl

By EDGE | Oct 9
On International Day of the Girl Child, UNAIDS is calling for the end to gender inequalities and the protection of the human rights of young women and girls everywhere.

Marine in 2012 Viral Kiss Photo Ties the Knot

Oct 9
The Marine sergeant and his boyfriend who were immortalized in a 2012 viral photo that showed the couple kissing at a homecoming event in Hawaii, tied the knot last weekend.

Hero Servicemember Stabbed Months After Thwarting French Train Attack

By Don Thompson and Julie Watson | Oct 9
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl.

Video Indicates California Officers Ignored Dying Man's Distress

By Amanda Lee Myers | Oct 9
Police officers in the California desert city of El Centro repeatedly ignored signs of medical distress in a man they suspected of being a drug dealer, even telling a 911 dispatcher to ignore calls from his family for help, video records suggest.

North Dakota Fraternity Cleared of Hate Crime Accusation

Oct 9
A monthlong police investigation has concluded that a gay man who reported being the victim of a hate crime at a University of North Dakota fraternity invented the story and actually instigated the fight.

Mother Dresses Son in Drag as Punishment for Anti-Gay Remarks

Oct 9
A South Carolina mother took public humiliation to a new level when she dressed her son in bad drag that included a tutu and had him parade around Wal-Mart as punishment for fighting and making anti-gay comments.

What Will They Cook? One Million Moms Wage War on Campbell's Soup

Oct 9
A new advertising campaign for Campbell's is making one group of Christian bigots reconsider using Cream of Mushroom Soup as a staple in their casseroles this fall.

Scientists Claim They Found 'Gay' Gene Changes to Predict Sexuality

Oct 9
Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, said they can determine someone's sexuality by looking at specific changes in genes.

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