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amfAR Report Outlines Steps Needed to Track HIV Data

AIDS | By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 2, 2014
A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Death Threats Curtail Inaugural Bahamas Pride Event

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
The first GLBT Pride event to be organized in The Bahamas came to a premature end after an organizer received death threats.

Walter Kubitz, most likely to be fired from his law firm

Virginia Lawyer Faces Severe Action After Calling AIDS "Gay Plague"

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 2
Responding to Florida's decision to lift the ban on same-sex marriage last month, a Virginia lawyer emailed his entire law firm that the "gay plague of AIDS" should have shown us all better by now.

Oakland Pride, for the kids

Oakland Pride Clarifies: Hide Okay - As Long As It's Tanned

LOCAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
Oakland Pride kicked off its own event this weekend, but found itself embroiled in a near-tempest with media reports that the leather community had been disinvited.

A Pueblo County Sheriff's deputy carries marijuana plants from a grow site on private property near the San Isabel National Forest above Rye, Colo., on Aug. 15, 2012

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

NATIONAL | By Joan Lowy | Sep 1
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer, left, signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of "World News," with new anchor, David Muir, right, looking on in New York

David Muir Takes Over at ABC's 'World News'

NATIONAL | By David Bauder | Sep 1
Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 1
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

Jeff White

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

'World Congress' of Homophobia Sparks Protests Down Under

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
The World Congress of Families, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for its vicious rhetoric and support of discriminatory laws, convened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.

Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Sep 1
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

U.S. Supreme Court

Virginia Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

By Justin Snow | Sep 1
Attorneys for the couples fighting Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage urged the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to hear their case, describing it as "excellent vehicle for authoritatively resolving" the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage.