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Gay Men Detail Islamic State Anti-Gay Brutality in U.N. Testimony

By John Riley | Aug 30
Two gay men who fled their home countries after Islamic State militants seized control of their hometowns shared the gruesome details of anti-gay persecution and killings of men suspected of being homosexual.

Fashion FIX: Summer Trends in Menswear

By Steve Soto | Aug 30
Hi there, and welcome back for your Fashion Fix! I'll be sharing with you some fashion trends: this week I have some trends in menswear for you as we wind down summer and head into fall. So, let's get started!

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

Bleisure: When Your Workday is Over, Evenings in London

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 30
Business travelers to London always have plenty of options for exploring the city after the workday is done. But this fall, visitors have a few special evening activities to choose from.

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

By Phuong Le | Aug 30
The shrinking glaciers here mirror what is happening around the U.S. and worldwide: As the planet warms, glaciers are losing volume, some faster than others.

Wigged Out :: Hair Salon for Drag and With A Cause

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 30
On August 7, David Carver-Ford's Diva Hair opened for business. The new enterprise seeks to reach a clientele not often served by mainstream salons: Diva Hair will be a wig studio for drag performers and transgenders.

CA Pushes Statewide AIDS Plan

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 30
California lawmakers want to create a statewide plan to end the transmission of HIV, following similar plans adopted in New York and Washington state as well as by San Francisco officials.

Story(ies) That Blind Us

By Caleb Rainey | Aug 30
Either you are being told a story that values you and is meant to protect you, or yours is a story that justifies oppression. Either way, you are a character in that story, no matter how minor your role.

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

Aug 29
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

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