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  • Transgender teens face new struggles, options

    Transgender teens face new struggles, options
    CHICAGO — Naperville North junior Adam Beaty sat in the back of a classroom with a group of friends giving him a pep talk. A teacher who knew Beaty before he transitioned to male stood at the front of the room. “I was terrified. My heart was...
  • Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

    Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban
    A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, but the decision will not take effect for a week and the attorney general's office immediately appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The American Civil Liberties Union of...
  • Official: Nebraska agency ignoring ban on gay foster parents

    Nebraska welfare officials have been placing foster children in the homes of gay, lesbian and unmarried couples since before Gov. Pete Ricketts took office in January, despite a 1995 policy barring the state from doing so, the governor's spokesman said...
  • Closing gender gap in mobile phone usage could add $170 billion to market

    Closing gender gap in mobile phone usage could add $170 billion to market
    Businesses and mobile carriers are missing out on billions of dollars in potential revenue by not closing the gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in developing countries, according to research by the GSMA, an association of mobile operators and...
  • NYC mayor to skip St. Patrick's parade over policy on gays

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is not planning to march in the nation's biggest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade unless its organizers change their limitations on displays of gay pride. De Blasio skipped the march a year ago and currently intends to do so...
  • It's not (quite) so lonely anymore for gay California Republicans

    It's not (quite) so lonely anymore for gay California Republicans
    Saturday, on the eve of the California Republican Party’s historic vote formally welcoming gay Republicans into the fold, a dapper 75-year-old named Fred Schein described his challenges. “It’s very lonely being a gay Republican,”...
  • State GOP formally welcomes gays to the party

     State GOP formally welcomes gays to the party
    In a historic break with its past, the California Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Sunday to formally recognize a gay GOP group. The move, which drew the condemnation of some socially conservative GOP members, grants a charter to the Log Cabin...
  • Gay group wins formal recognition from state Republican Party

    Gay group wins formal recognition from state Republican Party
    In a historic move, the California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized a gay GOP group. The Log Cabin Republicans, a 38-year-old organization that had unsuccessfully sought a charter from the state party several times in the past,...
  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

    The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. The news provided a modicum of relief to a...
  • Mexican's killing by police exposes wounds in a changing town

    PASCO, Wash. Some call downtown Pasco, Wash., "Little Mexico." It's not hard to see why. Step off the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets, once the hub of this old rail town, and the unsuspecting may be confused by all the Spanish signs and storefronts...
  • Gay Republicans' acceptance: A long, twisting journey

    The California Republican Party's decision Sunday to officially recognize a gay group comes after decades of debate about the role that gays should play in the party. Here is a look at the move toward greater acceptance. 1985: Gay Republicans in...