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Ptown Carnival Comic Book Capers :: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug 22
Commercial Street became home to the Justice League of America, the Avengers & RuPaul's Drag Race at this year's Carnival "Comic Book Capers" celebration - check out the photos!

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Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Ga. University System Changes Gay Couples’ Benefits

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 1
Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system’s governing board.

 In this May 25, 2006, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., attends a hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

POLITICS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 23
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

Exclusive Interview with NFL Star and Equality Ally Chris Kluwe

SPORTS | By Mike Halterman | Aug 23
Chris Kluwe catapulted to international recognition in 2012 when he used his voice for good. As a punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, he had the chance to speak out for equality in a noble and rather colorful way.

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Lance Bass to Lead Record Breaking Effort in Atlanta for Gay Marriage

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Jun 16
An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Arms-Linked Toast will be made Monday when entertainer and activist, Lance Bass joins over 200 marriage equality supporters in Atlanta.

Del Shores will do two back-to-back benefits for AID Atlanta

Del Shores: My Sordid Best Benefits AID Atlanta

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 10
On June 11 and June 12, Del Shores will come to Atlanta for two benefit performances for the AIDS Service Organization AID Atlanta.

'Dancing Sondheim' :: New App for iPhone

CULTURE | By EDGE | Aug 23
"Dancing Sondheim" - a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim - will be released September 1, 2014.

Taylor Swift in "Shake It Off."

Haters Gonna Hate: Taylor Swift Gears Up for a Total Pop Takeover

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
Taylor Swift released her latest single "Shake It Off" on Monday and revealed her details about her fifth studio album, "1989," what she calls her first proper pop album.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

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San Diego's Top Ten Pet-Friendly Brasseries

FOOD/DRINK | By Joel Martens | Aug 23
Your pet may not be a French poodle and the following restaurants are anything but Français, (save one) but "brasserie" seems just a tad more deliciously descriptive.

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Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

LEGAL | Aug 22
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

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Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

AUTO NEWS | Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

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How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

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The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

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