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  • Calls to suspend the dog park registration fee until improvements were made to the facility have been rejected by commissioners.

  • BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested dozens of gay rights activists, saying their protest blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours.

  • As election season shifts into high gear, the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale is looking back at the milestones of LBT political activists and elected officials. 

  • LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Bisi Alimi has been assaulted and persecuted and fled into exile, all because he is gay. Now, he's speaking out about his travails to persuade British legislators to engage Nigerian policy makers about a law that makes even befriending a homosexual a crime punishable by 10 years in jail.

  • (WB) Faced with the Trump campaign’s attempt at LGBT outreach — an unprecedented effort from a Republican presidential nominee, especially from an incumbent who has built an anti-LGBT record — LGBT advocacy groups say they’re staying the course in their efforts to expose the real President Trump.

  • BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts students say they staged a marriage proposal at a Ted Cruz rally as a demonstration against the Republican presidential hopeful's stance on gay marriage.

  • They come from nearly every corner of the U.S. They are engaged in local communities and on the international scene. They include mothers, artists, a fugitive, a performer, and a drug smuggler. They are speaking out, acting up, and in some cases risking their personal safety and liberty.

  • On hot South Florida days, when the temperature rises with the sun and humidity climbs, making one feel like they’re wading through a jungle, many men opt to take off their shirt.

  • After 112 days, the Boycott Fire Island Pines Establishments & Out NYC Facebook page is officially calling it quits.

  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of a proposed state law that critics say could allow discrimination against gays and transgender people are planning an Indiana Statehouse rally ahead of a legislative hearing on the bill.

  • It must be 5 o’clock somewhere! How often have I heard that rallying cry? Cocktail hour is the perfect transition from work to play. The cocktails help you unwind, while a few nibbles here or there tide you over until a later dinner. That’s how it started, anyway. Now, cocktail hours are so bountiful that they constitute a meal on their own.

  • (WM) Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election. They’re yearning for President Donald Trump’s defeat but dreading the possibility that his administration might win four more years and continue targeting them with hostile policies.

  • INDIANAPOLIS —The former head of Angie's List announced Thursday that he's formed a new tech industry coalition that will join a growing list of groups that are ratcheting up pressure on Indiana's Republican-dominated government to approve civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

  • Danny Pintauro, now 39, is fondly remembered for his long run on the sitcom "Who's the Boss" and for starring in the Stephen King penned chiller "Cujo"(1983). Then a rising star, Pintauro was perhaps the cutest kid in Hollywood.

  • Last week it was the 40th anniversary of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The film opened in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1975 and in the U.S. on 26 Sept., premiering at the UA Westwood in Los Angeles.

  • (CNN) -- It was only fleeting and came amid a Scottish extravaganza of pop performances, dancing teacakes and a giant replica sea monster, but there was no mistaking its message.

  • Jacksonville – A gay Jacksonville man is released from jury duty after he refused to serve because he didn’t feel comfortable in the Duval County courthouse.

  • BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 200 gay rights demonstrators descended on the Idaho Capitol, with placard-holding, flag-bearing activists filling multiple rotunda floors as they sought again to convince Republican lawmakers to hold a hearing on a bill to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

  • NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.

  • BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly two dozen gay-rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse were sentenced in front of an emotional and packed courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gay rights activists in Brazil are using the spotlight of the World Cup to draw attention to the harsh penalties gay people face in many of the countries represented at soccer's premier event.

  • TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gay rights supporters are planning a weekend rally at the Kansas Statehouse to protest the end of anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgendered workers in much of state government.

  • PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Protected by hundreds of riot police, about 200 gay activists marched peacefully on Sunday in Montenegro, a staunchly conservative Balkan country seeking EU membership.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) _ A U.S. organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

  • In 2016, I made my man cry. I’m white. He’s black. We were at a party of almost all-white, almost all-gay, almost all-men. 

  • Pittsburgh runs one of the best Pride festivals in the country. But a few weeks ago I got a stunning wake up call about homophobia.  I was verbally assaulted for the first time in my life for being gay.

  • The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

  • The movement to boycott the upcoming historic pic "Stonewall" received some major backlash from an unlikely source Friday, when ACT UP founder Larry Kramer chimed with this opinion via social media, saying those who say the film is "whitewashed" have no way of proving their claim.

  • Around 50 people attended a “meet the candidate” reception for lesbian lawyer Lea Krauss on July 23 at Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale. Krauss, the former President of the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, is campaigning for Circuit Court Judge. The Long Island, New York native, who has called Broward County home for the last 17 years, says becoming a Judge unites her two passions of law and community service.

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