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New Bedford councilman comes out in wake of Puzzles Lounge attack

New Bedford councilman comes out in wake of Puzzles Lounge attack

At a public forum to address hate crimes in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, councilman Joe DeMedeiros said he had long struggled with whether to tell the public he is gay. "I didn't walk into the room expecting to do it," DeMedeiros said. "After hearing what people had said, I felt this responsibility and obligation to do what I did." The meeting was organized in the aftermath of the February attack on three patrons at the local gay bar Puzzles Lounge.

London cops asked to "out" themselves

The honesty campaign is part of an effort to recruit more gay and lesbian officers.

Country crock

Country crock

Kenny Rogers tries to scare up sales for his new CD by coaching on AI and just scares America in the process

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Some gay rights advocates are raising questions about a new Chrysler TV commercial that features a fairy wielding a wand to turn a tough-looking guy with a big dog into a pastel-clad man walking four small dogs on pink leashes.

Advocates urge Rhode Island lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage

News 2006-04-07 Advocates urge Rhode Island lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage Ed Bonetti of Warwick, R.I., describes himself as a traditional Italian Catholic who wants what any dad would want

Lambda Legal releases workplace study

News 2006-04-07 Lambda Legal releases workplace study National gay rights group Lambda Legal on Wednesday released one of the largest-ever national surveys of workplace issues fo

California legislature to vote on "sexual diversity" education bill

California bill would promote "sexual diversity" in schools.

Feingold comes out for gay couples

Feingold comes out for gay couples

Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold has joined the handful of U.S. senators who have expressed their unequivocal support for marriage equality. And he’s a serious contender for the White House in 2008. The Advocate’s Sean Kennedy talks to the Democratic firebrand

Discriminatory California adoption bill killed in committee

Discriminatory California adoption bill killed in committee

A discriminatory California adoption bill that would have forced judges to consider the so-called moral values of a dependent child's birth parents in determining who could adopt the child was killed in committee in Sacramento on Tuesday.

Mandisas exclusive Advocate interview

Mandisa breaks her silence

A day after getting booted from American Idol, Mandisa talks exclusively to The Advocate about the gay controversy that may have done her in and explains why you'll never see her belting at the White Party.

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