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Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court

Apr 24
Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Quick Ruling Requested in PA. Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Marc Levy | Apr 21
Plaintiffs in a challenge to Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage made a big change in strategy Monday, asking a federal judge to bypass a trial in favor of a quick ruling in the case.

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.

Video of the Day: 80-Year-Old Grandpa Gets Equality Tattoo

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
To show support for his openly gay grandson, a man named Frank, a nearly 80-year-old grandfather, got an equality sign tattoo on his wrist this week in a heartwarming new YouTube clip.

Gov. Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

NATIONAL | Apr 24
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

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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.

Lewis and his mom, Julie

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Speak Out About HIV’s 30/30 Project

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Singers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are putting their fame to good use, speaking out about the 30/30 Project, which aims to create worldwide healthcare facilities in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Madonna

Did Madonna Use ’Gay’ Offensively?

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
Madonna has received some criticisms for using the world "gay" to describe kale in a word association game on a recent BuzzFeed feature.

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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.…
Laverne Cox

NYC Pride Announces 2014 Grand Marshals

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
Organizers of New York City Pride announced this year’s marshals: Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff and Rea Carey.

Dante Puleio

Dante Puleio is a Jersey Boy who began dancing shortly after he learned how to walk. By the time was three years old, he had already choreographed and performed dances to everything from Michael Jackson to Donna Summer.

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 …

EDGE Goes Social

Inside the Craft Beer Revolution

FOOD/DRINK | Apr 24
Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance.

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A More Intimate B’way :: ’Broadway Bares: Solo Strips’

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Apr 24
"Broadway Bares: Solo Strips" brings all the sizzling sexiness of Broadway Bares to a smaller, more intimate venue. Enjoy solo stripteases by Broadway Bares’ sexiest male dancers as they take it off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

CORPORATE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.

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Sales of US Existing Homes Slip to a 20-Month Low

REAL ESTATE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Apr 23
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

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A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Alternative to NYC Horse Carriages: Old-Timey Car?

AUTO NEWS | By Deepti Hajela | Apr 24
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

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How El Nino Might Affect U.S. Weather

SCIENCE | Apr 24
Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how a rise could in the temperature of the Pacific ocean could be signs of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He describes how that might affect global and U.S. weather.

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Literary Dublin

By Helen O’Neill | Apr 23
With its old-world pubs filled with faded pictures of poets and rebels, clattery cafes and cobblestone alleys, Dublin is a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in books and writers and words - washed down of course, with a pint of Guinness.

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