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Senate Democrats Aim to Block LGBT Measure From Defense Bill

By Richard Lardner | Oct 25
Senate Democrats are intent on keeping out a provision from the annual defense policy bill that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation.

Rihanna Seeks Information About Missing Backup Dancer

Oct 25
Rihanna posted an emotional plea online for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing dancer from New Jersey who also performed with Beyonce and Missy Elliot.

What $400 M? NC Republican Official Claims Anti-LGBT Law Hasn't Had Economic Impact

Oct 25
What $400 million lost because of the anti-LGBT bathroom law? One NC official claims the state is doing just fine. It must be opposite day in Raleigh.

LGBT Group Sues Utah Over Anti-Gay School Laws

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Brady Mccombs | Oct 25
A Utah lawsuit filed Monday seeks to open up a new front in LGBT rights following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by challenging laws they say discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.

Catholic League Blasts Amazon, Wal-Mart Over Racy Clergy Halloween Costumes

Oct 24
Bill Donohue, the anti-LGBT mouthpiece of the Catholic League is balking that Way-Mart and Amazon's stock of Halloween costumes should be as sensitive to Catholics as they are to transgender Americans.

3 Fla. Cities Get Top Scores for Gay Residents

Oct 24
Three Florida cities have gotten the highest score possible on an index that measures the quality of life for gays, lesbians and transgender residents.

10 Transgender Soldiers Seek Formal Gender Identity Change

By Lolita C. Baldor | Oct 24
Within weeks of the Pentagon allowing transgender service members to serve openly, Army officials said 10 soldiers have formally asked to be recognized as their new, preferred gender.

NY Commission Seeks Artists to Create LGBT Memorial

Oct 24
A state commission is searching for artists to design an LGBT memorial honoring victims of hate, intolerance and violence, including those killed in June's attack in an Orlando gay nightclub.

Obama Nixes Twerking at Final White House Musical Event

By Darlene Superville | Oct 24
President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday.

With Email Dumps, WikiLeaks Tests Power of Full Transparency

By Raphael Satter | Oct 24
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders?

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