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Madonna

Did Madonna Use ’Gay’ Offensively?

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Madonna has received some criticisms for using the world "gay" to describe kale in a word association game on a recent BuzzFeed feature.

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Plaintiffs, attorneys and supporters walk out of federal court where a federal judge heard oral arguments in two cases challenging Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court

NATIONAL | By Jonathan J. Cooper | Apr 24
Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster Ties the Knot

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Jodie Foster reportedly married her girlfriend of nearly a year last weekend.

Carolyn Sherer, left, looks at her new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation work in Birmingham, Ala.

Photos Explore Dynamics of Youths’ Sexual Identity

NATIONAL | By Jay Reeves | Apr 23
A photography exhibit opening Wednesday at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute puts a face on such young people while exploring the difficult dynamics of family acceptance of their identities in the South.

U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning

Soldier Convicted in WikiLeaks Case Gets New Name

NATIONAL | By John Milburn | Apr 23
A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

Edith Windsor

Johns Hopkins Univ. to Honor DOMA Plaintiff

NATIONAL | Apr 23
Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government’s recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

People magazine shows the cover of its special "World’s Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o Named People’s ’Most Beautiful’

NATIONAL | Apr 23
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the "World’s Most Beautiful" for 2014.

Plaintiff Michael Egan

Ex-Fox Exec Denies Allegations in Sex Abuse Suit

NATIONAL | By Oskar Garcia | Apr 23
A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children.

La. Lawmaker Pulls Gay Rights Anti-Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | Apr 23
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer Reveals Marriage to Longtime Partner

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Though Matt Bomer came out to the public just two years ago, the actor announced in this month issue of Details magazine that he married his partner Simon Halls three years ago.