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Ptown Carnival Comic Book Capers :: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug 22
Commercial Street became home to the Justice League of America, the Avengers & RuPaul's Drag Race at this year's Carnival "Comic Book Capers" celebration - check out the photos!

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US Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Curt Anderson | Aug 21
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

Nan Rich

Fiery, Feisty, Running for Florida Governor :: Meet LGBT Ally Nan Rich

POLITICS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 13
Compassionate. Principled. Unwavering. Assessable. Determined. These are just a few of the words that supporters of Nan Rich have used to describe the democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate.

Retailers Beware: Virus May Lurk in Cash Registers

CRIME | By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jeff Horowitz | Aug 23
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

 In this May 25, 2006, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., attends a hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

POLITICS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 23
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

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Tropical Heat Key West

By Mike Halterman | Aug 10
Tropical Heat is one of the sexiest events catering to gay men on Key West's social calendar. Take this article with you when you come down for this special weekend, and it'll help you locate some of the most popular parties and mixers.

World Aids Museum and Educational Center

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Aug 6
It's been nearly three years since the World AIDS Museum was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and since then nearly all of the hopes and dreams of the Museum's Board of Directors have been fulfilled.

China Cans Beijing Independent Film Fest

MOVIES | By Didi Tang | Aug 23
Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for critical voices.

This April 17, 2014 file photo shows plaintiff Michael Egan speaking during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Singer Sex Abuse Accuser Seeks Case Dismissal

MOVIES | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Aug 23
A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit - not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

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San Diego's Top Ten Pet-Friendly Brasseries

FOOD/DRINK | By Joel Martens | Aug 23
Your pet may not be a French poodle and the following restaurants are anything but Français, (save one) but "brasserie" seems just a tad more deliciously descriptive.

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Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

INSURANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

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Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

AUTO NEWS | Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

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How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

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In this photo taken on Aug. 20, 2014, cars drive past the SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas. The hotel and casino, formally known as the Sahara, has gone through extensive renovations is scheduled to open this weekend.

Vegas' Storied Sahara Casino Reborn, Transformed

By Michelle Rindels | Aug 23
The decision to cling to the shabby casino looks nothing short of prescient as the reincarnated Sahara opens as the vibrant SLS Las Vegas.

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The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

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