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  • Aiken files for Congress

    Singer Clay Aiken, best known for his runner-up finish on the hit television talent show ‘American Idol’ has officially filed paperwork to run for U.S. Congress.

  • Colonel Comes to Lesbian Vet’s Aid

    After the Idaho Division of Veterans Services denied a request by a U.S. Navy veteran to be buried with her wife in the state’s veterans cemetery, a former U.S. Army colonel is offering his spot instead. In a letter to the Idaho Statesman, Barry Johnson, a 27-year veteran writes, “I am happy to give my fellow veteran that small peace of mind. And I do it to honor all great Americans I’ve served with a long the way – gay, straight, whatever.” Idaho denied Madelynn Taylor’s request to be buried with her departed wife Jean Mixner because the state does not recognize same-sex marriage.

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news bites.

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  • Pam Bondi, Melissa Etheridge, CDC, and more...

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news bites.

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender headlines for the week.

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender headlines for the week.

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  • GOP Rep. Slams Aiken, Dozens Arrested in Idaho, Russia Bans Gay Hook-up App , Houston Mayor Marries Longtime Partner 

  • Chevrolet Features Gay Families

    The world of advertising is finally catching up with its LGBT audience.

    During the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Chevrolet — one of the world's largest car brands — aired two new advertisements with diverse casts that include gay families. The spots blend news clips, social media and real-life events to show that even though the world is changing, the things that matter most remain the same.

    "Chevrolet has nailed it with ads that truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

    Winter Party Seeks Volunteers

    From the internationally acclaimed Beach Party, to a progressive shopping night on the world-renowned Lincoln Road pedestrian mall, to electrifying events exclusively for women, the 2014 Winter Party Festival promises a six-day, non-stop lineup of events and activities.

    Organizers of Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach are seeking hundreds of volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including assisting with nightclub and social events, staffing the welcome center, event production, finance and media relations, among others. Various shifts are available from Monday, March 3, through Monday, March 10. Interested volunteers can apply online at and follow the instructions.

    Methodists in Crisis Over Gay Marriage

    The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.

    The intensity of the conflict was laid bare over the last several months, when the church tried, convicted and defrocked Frank Schaefer, a Pennsylvania pastor who presided at the wedding of his son to another man. Schaefer has since been traveling the country giving talks and sermons on gay acceptance.

    New Gay Pool Party Launching in Vegas

    Following a $200 million renovation, the updated Tropicana Resort and Casino, now called The New Tropicana Las Vegas, is launching an LGBT pool party in just a few months.

    Called Xposed!, the weekly Saturday party will feature a pool area with waterfalls, palm trees, daybeds, cabanas, DJs, go-go dancers, celeb performers, two Olympic-sized sand volleyball courts, two heated pools, and lots of half-naked people ready to mingle.

    "We are a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community," Fred Harmon, chief marketing officer for The New Tropicana Las Vegas, said in a statement.

  • Check out the latest news from around the nation!

  • Beginning this week, SFGN commences the daunting task of selecting individuals who have distinguished themselves in our community, commencing with this week’s choice of Wilton Manors City Commissioner Chris Caputo as our Person of the Year.

  • Wilton Manors elections have burst out of the starting gate and are off and running here in our Island City.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged the Senate to pass the Equality Act during an interview on MSNBC Sunday evening.

  • HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is granting parole for the only man still serving time in the 1991 gay-bashing death of a Houston banker.

  • Three-year-old brothers Nacho and Pancho are eager to find a home where they can stay together.

  • For many, Princeton is an Ivy League college that is a popular dream school of aspiring college students, and AJ Lonski couldn’t wait to arrive there. 

  • Florida police are currently searching for someone who continues to drill glory holes in the men's bathroom at Treasure Shores Beach in Vero Beach, Fla., the Smoking Gun reports.

  • The death of a young gay man has many in Atlanta asking questions of the adult entertainment business.

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