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Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

LOCAL | By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Fort Lauderdale Wins Bid to Host 2015 NGLCC Conference

LOCAL | Aug 16
Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.

Wave Disables Ptown Ferry off Scituate

LOCAL | By EDGE | Aug 13
A ferry headed to Provincetown from Boston was disabled off Scituate today after being hit by a large wave.

Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo, left, holds the certificate presented by Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State's Acting Commissioner for Health

AIDS Quilt Comes to Governor's Island as Kiehl's LifeRide Ends

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
The Kiehl's LifeRide ended its 10-day trek across the U.S. at Governor's Island in New York City, where the AIDS Quilt was displayed for all to see.

Covenant House President Kevin Ryan with Broadway star Capathia Jenkins at last year's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Lauren Bacall, Sultry-Voiced Actress, Dead At 89

LOCAL | By Jake Coyle | Aug 12
Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

Shifts in Attitudes put Gay Marriage on Path to Supreme Court

LOCAL | Aug 8
A majority of Americans of all ages now back same-sex marriage. Nowhere is that groundswell more apparent than in the courts. More than 70 marriage equality cases challenging state bans on same-sex unions have been filed in 30 states.

Bebashi invites you to a daylong Breast Fest

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
On August 13, Philadelphia's AIDS Service Organization Bebashi-Transition to Hope partners with Fox Chase Cancer Center to hold their Fifth Annual Breast Fest, a daylong event to promote breast health and overall wellness.

Seattle's City Council supports removing the ban

Seattle City Council Backs End to Gay Blood Donation Ban

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
The City Council of Seattle, Washington, unanimously backed a repeal of America's longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

In this photo downloaded off the NYC Fire Department Twitter Site, emergency personnel respond to a collision between two double-decker busses on New York City's Times Square,

NYPD: Bus Driver Arrested in Times Square Crash

LOCAL | Aug 6
The driver of a double-decker tour bus has been arrested in connection with a crash with another bus that injured 14 people in Times Square.