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Desiree Mark, right, and her partner

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 11
When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against.

Eric Williams and his boyfriend Diego

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Supports Repeal of Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 10
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced its unconditional support for the overturning of bans on same-sex marriage in Florida.

Magnet celebrates their 11th Anniversary!

SF’s Magnet Celebrates Their 11th Anniversary

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 9
Later this evening, July 9, the San Francisco AIDS service organization Magnet celebrates their 11th Anniversary with delicious food, fantastic drinks, amazing company and a photo booth.

God’s Love fundraiser will help outfit their new kitchen at the Michael Kors Buildling

God’s Love We Deliver Launches "1,000 Tiles for Love"

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
As part of the renovation and expansion of their SoHo home at the Michael Kors Building, God’s Love We Deliver has announced the charity event "1,000 Tiles for Love."

They want a world safe for families everywhere

Jane Doe Inc. and The Network/La Red Imagine a World Without Domestic Violence

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
Massachusetts’ Jane Doe Inc., a coalition of 60 domestic violence provider organizations across the state, have teamed up with The Network/La Red to launch the "I Want a World" campaign.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

Anti-Gay Hate Group Calls on Fla. AG to Step Down in Marriage Ban Case

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 8
Claiming that she is not presenting a "vigorous defense" in the cases against Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, Mat Staver of the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Liberty Counsel, is calling for state Attorney General Pam Bondi to step down.

Madonna Shows Up For Jury Duty

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 7
Monday morning at New York County Court in Manhattan, instead of the accused getting all of the attention, all eyes were on a prospective juror -- Madonna. And quicker than a ray of light, she was gone.

Mass. elected officials support prostate screening!

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

Kylie Jack said Petticoat Fair discriminated against her

Austin Lingerie Store Asks for Transwoman’s ID Before Service

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 5
An Austin, Texas lingerie store is coming under fire today after being accused of humiliating and discriminating against a transgender customer.