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Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment on Black President

NATIONAL | Apr 18
An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.

Bryan Singer

Out Director Bryan Singer Denies Allegation of Raping Teen

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Bryan Singer, the openly gay director of the "X-Men" films, denies allegations made in a lawsuit that he raped a 17-year-old boy and forced him to do drugs in 1999.

Dustin Lance Black

No Shame :: Dustin Lance Black Responds After College Rejects Him

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black was disinvited to be the commencement speaker at his alma mater after the college’s administrators learned of his 2009 sex pic scandal. Black, however, fired back at the officials.

Miley Cyrus

Ill, Hospitalized Miley Cyrus Postpones More Shows

NATIONAL | Apr 18
Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child this Fall

NATIONAL | By Ken Thomas | Apr 18
Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall.

Spectators watch proceedings in Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s courtroom.

Challenge to Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Heard

NATIONAL | By Chuck Bartels | Apr 18
Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.

New Oregon Marriage Licenses For Same-Sex Couples In The Works

NATIONAL | Apr 18
In light of the Oregon attorney general’s decision to not defend the state’s ban on gay marriage, Oregon is now revising its marriage licenses to include forms for same-sex couples.

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop.

Judge Asks Pointed Questions in Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kristi Eaton and Nicholas Riccardi | Apr 18
A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

A coat of arms and a corporate logo of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc

Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

NATIONAL | By Jeff Amy | Apr 18
A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

Barack Obama in the Oval Office replica at the LBJ library

Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Apr 18
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.