World News

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok. The two sides reached the cease-fire deal Friday, after talks in Saudi Arabia that involved President Idriss Deby of Chad and high-level officials from Cameroon. […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Parents and supporters in Nigeria have marked six months since Islamists abducted more than 200 girls from a secondary school. Nigerian police on Tuesday blocked protesters demanding the release of the schoolgirls from marching on the president’s official residence in the capital, Abuja. On April 14, dozens of fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

Former Haitian self-proclaimed president-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will receive no formal state funeral. Instead. the brutal and corrupt Caribbean dictator will be remembered during a private ceremony Saturday at the chapel of a Catholic school he once attended in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier’s lawyer, Reynold Georges, said until recently the government of Haiti under […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →

National News

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
US Courts Block Voter ID Laws

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →
Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights

Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights

Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American Attorney General tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, September 26, 2014.Holder was a fierce fighter for the civil rights of women and minorities, and led the Justice Department (DOJ) in an unprecedented expansion of the civil rights of LGBT people.

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Community News

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship provider, accepting applications beginning November 1 LOS ANGELES – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Catholic synod: Gay rights groups ‘disappointed’

Catholic synod: Gay rights groups ‘disappointed’

Catholic gay rights groups say they are disappointed after bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, which had the Pope’s backing. The call to “accept and value” homosexuals was in a draft report, but failed to win the backing of two-thirds of the bishops at a synod in Rome. The final report says […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
UCC Victorious in Lawsuit as Judge Strikes Down North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

UCC Victorious in Lawsuit as Judge Strikes Down North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s marriage laws as unconstitutional, giving the United Church of Christ and its co-plaintiffs a monumental and historic victory for equality for all people. General Synod of the United Church of Christ et al vs. Cooper challenged the state’s Amendment One for violating the First […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Life & Society

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan “a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States” WASHINGTON- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship provider, accepting applications beginning November 1 LOS ANGELES – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’

Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’

Cuba is a “welcome” addition to the fight against Ebola, a senior US official has said. A state department spokesman said the Cuban government was doing more than many others to contain the disease. “We welcome their support,” she said. The US has maintained an embargo on Cuba for more than five decades. Last month, […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Sports News

Women to join men in four-man bobsleigh

Women to join men in four-man bobsleigh

The four-man bobsleigh may have to be renamed after the sport’s governing body announced a groundbreaking move on Thursday to allow women to compete alongside the men in mixed gender teams when the season starts. “We follow the spirit and movements of our time. There is a strong belief in the FIBT [International Bobsleigh & […]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
Michael Sam Signed By Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam Signed By Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, has been signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, having passed his physical exam, team officials said today.

By September 3, 2014 Read More →
Michael Sam Set To Join Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam Set To Join Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, is about to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, pending the outcome of a physical exam, team officials said yesterday.

By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Entertainment News

Kimberly Davis brings Church to the dancefloor

Kimberly Davis brings Church to the dancefloor

This week, D1 Music releases its next fiery track from disco diva Kimberly Davis, “Speak No Evil”. It marks the label’s fourth collaboration with the lead singer of Nile Rogers’ band Chic.

By October 14, 2014 Read More →
Disney: ‘Lion King’ Musical is Top-grossing Box-office Production of All Time

Disney: ‘Lion King’ Musical is Top-grossing Box-office Production of All Time

NEW YORK— The stage musical of “The Lion King” has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co. said on Monday. The musical, which has been running on Broadway since 1997 and has been playing around […]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
Hollywood discriminates against gay actors, claims LGBT thinktank report

Hollywood discriminates against gay actors, claims LGBT thinktank report

More than 50% of acting union members consulted by UCLA academics say film-makers are biased against LGBT performers More than half of gay actors in Hollywood believe film-makers are biased against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) performers, according to a new study The report from the Williams Institute, a thinktank on gay issues at […]

By September 14, 2014 Read More →

Other Articles

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Converse sues firms over trademark shoe

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies, arguing they are copying the design of its trademark shoe. The company filed lawsuits against big retailers such as Wal-Mart and Ralph Lauren for allegedly selling imitations of its famous Chuck Taylor sneaker. The lawsuits filed in New York include companies based in Canada, Australia, Italy, China and […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official

US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Equatorial Guinea’s second vice president Teodorin Nguema Obiang has been ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell more than $30 million worth of property it believes was bought using illegally obtained assets from corrupt business deals.

By October 15, 2014 Read More →