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  • 2 face federal hate crime charge in Ky. gay attack

    04/12/2012 8:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2012 | DYLAN LOVAN
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two Kentucky men have been charged with a federal hate crime in a beating attack on a gay man in an Appalachian park, marking the first time the law has been applied in a U.S. case alleging bias over a victim's sexual orientation, authorities said. The U.S. attorney's office in Lexington announced the charges against cousins David Jason Jenkins, 37, of Cumberland, and Anthony Ray Jenkins, 20, of Partridge.
  • Report: Gay rights activists arrested in Russia

    04/07/2012 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 7, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Moscow (CNN) -- Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have arrested two gay rights activists for breaching a new law that bans the "promotion of homosexuality" to minors, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Saturday.</p> <p>The two men were detained on Thursday after picketing against the law, which came into effect on March, the news agency said.</p>
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • Transgender pageant hopeful wants rule change

    04/03/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe said Tuesday that a rule requiring contestants to be born as women should be dropped, whether or not she gets a chance to compete. "I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have endured," said Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change four years ago.
  • Two Men Given Six Months Jail for Kissing in Public

    03/28/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    European and Asian deny charge but witness said he saw them kissing on the mouthAn appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous court verdict and sentenced a European and an Asian man to six months in prison and ordered their deportation after they were convicted of kissing each other on the mouth in a public place, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The court supported the previous sentence after a witness confirmed again that he saw them hugging and kissing each other on the mouth in a street in Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language daily Alittihad said. The two unnamed...