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Republican state Rep. Matt Krause

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

Oct 1
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

Lea Michele, left, and Chris Colfer, in a scene from "Glee."

GLAAD Study: Gay Depictions Increase on TV

By Lynn Elber | Oct 1
Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Larry King and his murdere, Brandon McInerney

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What if High Court Rejects Gay Marriage Cases?

Oct 1
Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden

Ebola Case Stokes Concerns for Liberians in Texas

By David Warren and Lauran Neergard | Oct 1
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

Melissa Klein

Video: Boo Hoo's From Bigoted Baker at Value Voter Summit

By EDGE | Sep 30
The dais at the Value Voter Summit last weekend was the stage for crocodile tears when Melissa Klein, the bigoted baker from Oregon who told her tale of how she is being persecuted for protecting her First Amendment right to discriminate against gays.

Coalition Plans to Reduce LGBT Youth Homelessness

NATIONAL | Sep 30
A plan for reducing homelessness among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth will be submitted for federal approval this week by a coalition of Cincinnati groups.

Alyssa Dweck, MD

Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and Alyssa Dweck, MD, will give you some helpful tips on managing the symptoms.

Lily McBeth

Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

NATIONAL | By Wayne Parry | Sep 30
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.