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Egypt's Gays Go Deeper Underground, Fearing Crackdown

By Maggie Michael | Dec 19
Egyptian homosexuals have been driven deeper underground, fearing not only arrest but also the public scare-mongering against the community drummed up in the media.

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Beijing Court Orders 'Ex-Gay' Shock Therapy Clinic to Compensate Victim

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 19
A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual

Egypt's Gays Go Deeper Underground, Fearing Crackdown

INTERNATIONAL | By Maggie Michael | Dec 19
Egyptian homosexuals have been driven deeper underground, fearing not only arrest but also the public scare-mongering against the community drummed up in the media.

FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

INTERNATIONAL | By Eric Tucker | Dec 19
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

'OITNB' Shares Holiday Greetings From Litchfield

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Interwebs are buzzing this morning, as the cast of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" share their YouTube holiday greetings, a la "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Bi Montana Teen's Home Vandalized With Gay Slur

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 19
A teen from Montana, who identifies as bisexual, said that someone spray painted a gay slur on the door of his home last Thursday.

Pussy Riot's MediaZona Partners With The Guardian

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.

Filipino Family Wants US Marine in Local Jail During Trial

CRIME | By Oliver Teves | Dec 19
A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during trial.

Humana Agrees to Serious Cuts in HIV Drug Costs for Florida

AIDS | By EDGE | Dec 19
The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace.

Hate Group Condemns Justice Dept. For Protecting Trans Workers

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 19
The move this week by the Justice Department to extend workplace protections to transgender employees has the SPLC designated hate group Family Research Council in an uproar.

Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis Dies

RELIGION | Dec 19
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

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