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Being gay part of the "X" factor?

New research suggests that mothers of gay sons share a common trait when it comes to X chromosomes.

Episcopal Church may elect second openly gay bishop

Episcopal Church may elect second openly gay bishop

The openly gay dean of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, the Very Reverend Robert Taylor (pictured), and the lesbian rector of All Saints' Church in Chicago, the Reverend Bonnie Perry, are among five finalists for the position of bishop of the diocese of California.

Pennsylvania treasurer woos gay voters in bid to unseat Santorum

Pennsylvania treasurer woos gay voters in bid to unseat Santorum

At a Human Rights Campaign dinner on Saturday, Pennsylvania state treasurer Bob Casey said if elected to replace Rick Santorum he would fight for gay rights

New Jersey lesbian who fought for pension benefits dies

News 2006-02-21 New Jersey lesbian who fought for pension benefits dies Laurel Hester, a cancer-stricken law enforcement officer in New Jersey who fought to ensure that her pension benefits would be

Gay rights group asks for support from Brokeback Mountain viewers

News 2006-02-21 Gay rights group asks for support from Brokeback Mountain viewers A group that opposes a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina is turning o

LD & the New Criticism perform February 21 in NYC

Events 2006-02-18 LD & the New Criticism perform February 21 in NYC In preparation for their upcoming tour in support of their acclaimed new album Tragic Realism , LD & the New Cr

Missouri judge says lesbian can be foster mom

Missouri judge says lesbian can be foster mom

The Missouri Department of Social Services improperly denied a woman's application to become a foster parent because she is a lesbian, a judge ruled on Friday.

Feds end investigation of former Spokane mayor

News 2006-02-18 Feds end investigation of former Spokane mayor The U.S. Justice Department has ended a nine-month public corruption investigation of former Spokane, Wash., mayor Jim West w

Dobson defends limited protections for same-sex couples

Antigay crusader defends limited protections for same-sex couples

James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs, Colo.–based antigay religious group Focus on the Family (pictured), has found himself the target of other far-right leaders after voicing support for a Colorado measure that would provide limited rights to same-sex couples.

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