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Cartoon : CNBC Outs Apple’s Tim Cook

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Acclaimed ‘supermodel’ Andreja Pejic comes out as transgender

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Bosnian-born supermodel Andreja Pejic, known for her striking androgyny, has come out as transgender, announcing on social media Thursday that she’s transitioned from male to female, and that doing so has saved her life.

The acclaimed model, who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, said she will only be modeling women’s fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition.

“As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter,” she said, in a post on Facebook…

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Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites

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A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.

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Republican Michele Bachmann Suggests Gay People are Predators and Polygamists

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US right wing republican Michele Bachmann, who is currently running for re-ection for her seat in the House of Representative has let fly on air with a tirade against LGBT people, suggesting they are predators and polygamists.

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Minnesota lawmakers ask Vikings to afflict harsher punishment on Mike Priefer

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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn’t the only one upset about the three-game suspension drawn by special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for anti-gay remarks made in a conversation with Kluwe. According to a July 26 report by local NBC affiliate KARE 11, a group of state lawmakers are also asking the Vikings to deal more harshly with Priefer.

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Iowa HIV diagnoses over 45 reach all-time high in 2013

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Prevalence of the HIV/AIDS virus in Iowa has stayed relatively stable for the past several years, with neither dramatic increases or decreases in the number of cases.

But one of Iowa’s top HIV/AIDS supervisors said that means the disease isn’t going away any time soon, despite decades of improvement in medical technology and research that are allowing patients to live longer.

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AG wants to halt clerk’s Colorado gay marriage licenses

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state Supreme Court to force the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, arguing she’s causing Coloradans to lose faith in their government.

In an unusual motion filed late Sunday evening, Suthers acknowledged that a federal judge last week declared unconstitutional the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, but said the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately needs to decide. The federal judge who struck down that ban last week also said his order wouldn’t go into effect for a month, giving higher courts time to review it…

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages.

“Virginia has failed to advance a compelling state interest justifying its definition of marriage as between only a man and a woman,” reads the ruling. “Virginia’s laws declining to recognize same-sex marriage infringe the fundamental right to marriage and are therefore unconstitutional.”…

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A Couple of Guys : Career Daze

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A Couple of Guys is a weekly comic strip that follows the adventures of Eric Parker, an actor and waiter; his husband Joey Romelli, a police officer; and plenty of offbeat relatives, friends, bar acquaintances and pets.

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Meet Titica the Brave Transgender Musician Who’s Tearing Down Bias in Her Home Country

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Luanda, Angola, isn’t an easy place to be transgender, but there’s no better place to be a kuduro artist. Twenty-six-year-old Titica is both.

The singer was born Teca Miguel Garcia in Luanda, the birthplace of a genre known as kuduro. Kuduro sounds like a titillating mix of hip-hop, R&B and dance music. When done properly, as on Titica’s first massive hit, “Chao Chao,” it tends to be irresistible. That kind of exposure can be a problem when you’re transgender in a country where “acts against nature” are punishable by hard labor.

Most Americans don’t know the moves to “Chao Chao,” but people may be more familiar with kuduro than they think. Don Omar’s 2011 “Danza Kuduro” was an earworm that performed incredibly well in the U.S., landing at No...

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International AIDS Conference criticized over lack of trans speakers

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Advocates have called for increased representation of trans people at major AIDS 2014 events, with research showing trans women are almost 50 times more likely to be living with HIV across parts of the world.

At the opening plenary session on the fifth day of the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, trans woman and researcher JoAnne Keatley said trans people should be representing themselves.

“Consider inviting a trans HIV profession to represent our own response to these important updates and issues,” she said to the packed audience, who responded with applause...

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