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UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

Apr 20
Many countries at this week’s U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

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Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Apr 18
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

mugshot of Douglas Spady / Casey

Suspect Identified in Alleged Gay Dating App Rape & Robbery

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Philadelphia police are asking the public’s help in finding a man they identified who allegedly raped, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist he met on popular gar dating app Grindr, Wednesday

Pat Brady

Ill. GOP Replaces Six Party Officials Who Wanted To Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Leader

NATIONAL | By Kerry Lester | Apr 21
A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

Federal Court To Hear Challenge to Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Jonathan J Cooper | Apr 21
The future of Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week, and while critics will argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians, there appears to be little support for it to be upheld.

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Rock, Roll and Pray for ’Alter Boyz’

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Apr 19
11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical "Altar Boyz" running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts.

MOMIX Returns with the Philadelphia Premiere of ’Alchemia’

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 7
Known for creating breathtaking works of splendor and exceptional beauty, MOMIX’s artistic director Moses Pendleton brings his latest full-length multimedia spectacle, Alchemia to the Annenberg Center.

Drone Images Uncover Ancient New Mexico Village

CULTURE | Apr 21
Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV’s Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

’Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

MOVIES | By Sandy Cohen | Apr 20
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

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Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.…

Gay Days Arrives in Arizona

By EDGE | Apr 21
The heat is on in Arizona as Gay Days arrives in Phoenix, May 8-12, 2014. Organizers of Arizona’s inaugural year anticipate upwards of 10,000 pa…

Ned Rorem

Rorem has composed three symphonies and four piano concertos, 10 operas, a wide variety of choral works, ballet scores, music for the theater, and literally hundreds of songs. He is also the author of 16 books.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston …

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Belgium’s Beer Buzz

FOOD/DRINK | By Raf Casert | Apr 21
The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

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White Party 25

PARTIES | By Thom Senzee | Apr 20
The White Party is 25 - even if you’re not anymore. But don’t worry: This is a party for all ages. Read on for an interview with He of All Things Young, Hot, Thumping, and Shirtless, the sensational Jeffrey Sanker.

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Why High Oil Prices Are Good For Airlines

By Scott Mayerowitz | Apr 20
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality.

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Roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

REAL ESTATE | By Paul Wiseman | Apr 17
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

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Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

AUTO NEWS | Apr 21
New York’s famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars.

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Gay Days Arizona May 8-12

Gay Days Arrives in Arizona

By EDGE | Apr 21
The heat is on in Arizona as Gay Days arrives in Phoenix, May 8-12, 2014. Organizers of Arizona’s inaugural year anticipate upwards of 10,000 participants at 15 different events throughout the long weekend.

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