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NJ Transgender Student Can Use Boys' Restroom

Dec 19
A transgender student in New Jersey who gave up his female identity says his school reversed course and will now allow him to use the boys' restroom.

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Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis Dies

RELIGION | Dec 19
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

NJ Transgender Student Can Use Boys' Restroom

NATIONAL | Dec 19
A transgender student in New Jersey who gave up his female identity says his school reversed course and will now allow him to use the boys' restroom.

Stephen Colbert Retires His 'Report' and the Host He Played

POLITICS | By Frazier Moore | Dec 19
Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.

Victory for Plaintiff in China Gay Conversion Case

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 19
A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy.

FBI Formally Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

INTERNATIONAL | By Eric Tucker | Dec 19
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date

Egypt's Gays Go Deeper Underground, Fearing Crackdown

INTERNATIONAL | By Maggie Michael | Dec 19
Egyptian homosexuals have been driven deeper underground, fearing not only arrest but also the public scare-mongering against the community drummed up in the media.

Humana Agrees to Serious Cuts in HIV Drug Costs for Florida

AIDS | By EDGE | Dec 19
The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace.

Hack Attack Spurs Call for More North Korea Sanctions

NATIONAL | By Matthew Pennington and Eric Tucker | Dec 19
Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Hate Group Condemns Justice Dept. For Protecting Trans Workers

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 19
The move this week by the Justice Department to extend workplace protections to transgender employees has the SPLC designated hate group Family Research Council in an uproar.

'7th Heaven' Actor Stephen Collins Denies He's a Pedophile

NATIONAL | By Frazier Moore | Dec 19
Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.

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