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Out Atlanta radio host's tax protest fizzles

Effort to point out lack of marriage equality stymied.

Kentucky governor signs order removing legal protections for gays

Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher celebrated "Diversity Day" by signing an executive order Tuesday that removed language from the state's affirmative action plan specifically protecting gay people from discrimination.

Q Television to run pro-gay church ad

The gay-themed cable network will air the ad as a public service announcement.

N.Y.'s Suffolk County approves domestic-partner registry

Gay legislator leads drive for expanding rights for gay and lesbian couples.

Mass. inmates can see murder and drugs but not gay love

Department of corrections says prisoners can watch Get Rich or Die Tryin' but not Brokeback Mountain.

High court upholds California's groundbreaking DP law

High court upholds California's groundbreaking DP laws

The California supreme court on Wednesday refused to hear a challenge to the state's groundbreaking domestic-partnership laws.

Gay student expelled from Kentucky college

Baptist college expels gay student

Here TV to run pro-gay ad rejected by Logo

The competing gay cable network will run the United Church of Christ ad free of charge.

Pentagon confirms it spied on gay groups

Pentagon confirms it spied on gay groups

The Department of Defense released documents confirming that the U.S. government conducted surveillance on gay groups that mounted protest rallies at three colleges, the military advocacy group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network announced Tuesday.

Outed at 13 activist at 16

Outed at 13, activist at 16

In the first of a series written exclusively for The Advocate, a 16-year-old gay activist from Virginia describes how a cruel shove out of the closet turned into a mobilizing kick in the pants

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