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Cincinnati Zookeepers shoot gorilla after child breaches habitat

Harambe the 17-year-old gorilla was shot on Friday after a child breached his habitat.

Tragedy struck at the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday, June 27.

A 3-year-old child fell into the zoo’s gorilla enclosure where a 17-year-old Silverback named Harambe grabbed him and dragged him through the habitat.

Zoo officials worried for the infant’s safety, and killed the huge beast within ten minutes of the incident.

Bill passes in CA to allow HIV-positive organ donation

California passes SB 1408 which allows organ transplants between HIV positive donors and recipients

Today the California legislature unanimously passed a bill which allows HIV-positive donors to donate their organs to HIV-positive recipients.

Senate Bill (SB) 1408 was written by Sen. Ben Allen (D) and co-sponsored by Equality California, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Positive Women’s Network-USA.

Republicans kill spending bill over its LGBT protections

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unexpectedly sunk their own $37.4 billion water and energy spending bill on Thursday because it included a provision ensuring that people who work for government contractors can’t be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The bill failed 112 to 305, with 130 Republicans and 175 Democrats opposing it.

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Bob Lehman talks to SDGLN about our initial article on the Padres fiasco

Bob Lehman is trying to bridge the gap between the San Diego LGBT community and the Padres.

“You sing like a girl” was the heading to the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ press release early Sunday morning. This statement was pertaining to the “homophobic taunts” that were heard while choir members were taken off the field after they were left standing silent because the proper music had not been cued for their performance

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus would like DJ re-hired by the Padres

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus get ready to perform the National Anthem at "Out at the Park."

The sound technician, Art Romero (DJ Artform), responsible for gearing up the wrong soundtrack for the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) on Saturday was fired by the Padres after the snafu.

Now organizers, including Executive Director of the SDGMC Bob Lehman, want him to get his job back.