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A Bar Owner's Slur Sparks Protests of Racism in Gayborhoods

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The owner of a Philadelphia gay bar, ICandy, has made headlines for his racist slurs  recorded on video. The LGBT regulars of the establishment say these comments are not an isolated incident. They say the video exposes a racist culture that people of …

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South African Man Jailed For 17 Years For Burning Gay Man Alive

This post originally published by Towleroad. A 30-year-old South African man has been jailed for 17 years following a hate crime in which he assaulted, strangled, tortured and set alight his gay victim. In January, Christo Oncke was found guilty of the brutal assault and murder of Dawid Olyne in …

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Transgender robber who wanted back in prison gets 6 years

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Oregon Dept. of Corrections CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A transgender woman who robbed a bank in an attempt to be sent back to prison expressed a change in heart, and a sympathetic judge sentenced her Wednesday to six years in a federal women’s …

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DC dentist charged with drugging, sexually assaulting male patients

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bilal Ahmed Erin Rook A former Washington, D.C., dentist has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted patients after giving them the sedative nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Bilal Ahmed, who has a wife and six children, was arrested in January for …

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Video of Philly gay bar owner using racial slur sparks calls for action

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Staff and security stand outside iCandy nightclub in Philadelphia during the city’s annual OutFest, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. The club’s owner was recorded using a racial slur, helping spur a conversation about racism in the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. AP …

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Equality Utah argues DEA drug database searches violate trans privacy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah firefighters union and a gay-rights group can face off against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a court fight over warrantless searches of a prescription drug database similar to those kept by most …

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Indonesian Police Arrest Two Gay Men For Affectionate Facebook Photos

This post originally published by Towleroad. Police in Indonesia have arrested two men after photos of the couple kissing in bed were posted on Facebook. The men were arrested on Thursday in the North Sulawesi province for “LGBT pornography in the form of two men canoodling.” The photos were captioned …

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Peter Thiel Shows Us There's a Difference Between Gay Sex and Gay

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who made news this summer for endorsing Donald Trump at the Republican convention, is a man who has sex with other men. But is he gay? That question might seem narrow, but it is actually raises a …

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