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  • (EDGE) The "crimes against humanity" case against anti-LGBT hate group leader Scott Lively for his part in the formation of Uganda's "kill the gays" law was dropped in federal district court on Monday. According to Equality Case Files, the court granted a summary judgement in Lively's favor, based on lack of jurisdiction. 

  • Marco Rubio emerged unscathed. Ben Carson defended his integrity. Donald Trump flashed his dominant personality. And Jeb Bush avoided disaster.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

  • PARIS -- French authorities say they are trying to identify and apprehend those responsible for a recent spate of anti-Semitic and anti-gay graffiti messages that have appeared on buildings in the southern city of Toulouse.

  • (EDGE) On January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, acclaimed singer-songwriter parents of two children living in Los Angeles, CA have will unveil their inspiring music video called "Be The Change," to give hope and motivation to millions of Americans who are drowning in fear of the unknown since the election.

  • After a gay man from Mountain Home, Ark. died, local churches refused to allow the family to have a funeral in their churches. The local firehouse, which was built by the man’s father, refused to open its doors for fellowship after the funeral as is the custom in that town, according to Jeremy Liebbe, who officiated at the service.

  • A same-sex couple got a very unorthodox thank you for their tip when a waitress from an East Texas restaurant told them, "We don’t serve fags here," after they finished eating their breakfast Tuesday morning, East Texas ABC-affiliate station KLTV reports.

  • Vietnamese food is an amazing blend of Asian and French cuisine, due to the colonization of Indo-China by the French. That blend of cultures is most evident in the classic báhn mi, a sandwich featuring Asian ingredients, such as pickled daikon with paté (that’s the classic version, others have been adapted to American tastes) on a crisp baguette. It’s a classic staple in Vietnam.

  • Pride Month, usually a positive, exciting time for most LGBT citizens, became a nightmare for Austria’s first openly-gay politician when she was attacked at the Vienna Pride event.

  • Over fifty LGBT activists protested for over an hour in the rain Saturday outside ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, demanding that the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, emerge and administer the stonings that his public sign recently called for. Until it was vandalized last week, the church’s marquee read, "Jesus would stone homos. Harlem is a homo free zone."

  • No one has been celebrating the marriage equality victory more than comedian Margaret Cho and she wants to officiate over the marriages of LGBT couples in the audience at her upcoming appearance in Miami Beach.

  • Police are investigating the attack of two transgender women of color, who were harassed and stripped on an Atlanta, Ga., Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train on May 20 by several men allegedly because of their gender identity, Atlanta’s ABC-affiliate station WSB-TV reports.

  • Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, made headlines last month when he was caught on tape making disgustingly racist remarks to his mistress about African Americans. His team protested him, corporate sponsors dropped the Clippers like a hot potato, and everyone from Oprah Winfrey to President Obama lined up to condemn Sterling’s racist views.

  • A Pakistani paramedic was arrested last week and admitted to killing three men, saying he wanted to send a message about the "evils" of homosexuality, the AFP reports.

  • We all know that Pat Robertson believes that all gay people are going to hell. Apparently, according to statements made on the air Monday, gays will have more company in hell that previously thought. According to Pat, gay affirming Christians will be feeling Hades' heat too, Right Wing Watch reports.

  • SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Police are being criticized for failing to provide adequate security for a gay film festival in Sarajevo that was attacked by a dozen masked men.

  • By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Oren Liebermann and Jason Hanna (CNN) -- Shira Banki, the high schooler fatally stabbed at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, will be laid to rest Monday, a day after Israel's Prime Minister called on his people to "vigorously fight manifestations of hate."

  • A gay couple from Texas said they felt "embarrassed" after an employee at a public pool told them to stop kissing - even though other straight couples were apparently showing PDA, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports.

  • UPDATE: The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on Tuesday that their numbers have reached nearly 900 reported hate incidence within the 10 days after the election.

    For many minorities, the end of the recent presidential election became the beginning of increased harassment and intimidation. The Southern Poverty Law Center collected 437 (now nearly 900) reports of such incidents between Nov. 9 and 14.

  • The United States and Chile are putting the spotlight on "the barbaric treatment" of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people by the Islamic State extremist group.

  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe.

  • The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial religious group who coined the term “God Hates Fags,” plans to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral because of her stance on gay rights.

  • WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church, especially since she officiated at a ceremony for 15 same-sex couples last month on the Sedgwick County Courthouse steps.