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Ugandan gay activist John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere granted asylum in U.S.

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist for over 17 years, has been recommended for asylum in the United States, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced today.

In a letter dated September 11, 2014, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informed Wambere that his application was recommended for approval, pending a routine security check.

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Major web filter lifts block on gay sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

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U.S. anti-LGBT extremists' global advocacy exposed

Brian Brown, the rabidly homophobic leader of the anti-gay hate group, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), spent the last week in Moscow, Russia pushing his hateful rhetoric to Russian leaders and attendees at a World Congress of Families gathering that attracted thousands of people who demonize LGBT people for their own gain.

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German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade fights for life

Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries.

His identity has not been released.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

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California: LGBT Center, others ask CDC about meningitis risk

In a letter co-signed by several HIV/AIDS service and advocacy organizations, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine why gay and bisexual men seem to be at an elevated risk for meningitis.

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Remembering 9/11 victims, including hero Mark Bingham

The United States is pausing today to remember the victims of 9/11 in somber ceremonies nationwide.

MSNBC has been replaying NBC's live coverage on that horrible terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, a day that forever changed the world.

At ground zero in New York City, the names of all the victims of the attack of the World Trade Center were read, one by one, as a bell tolled.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

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House panel rejects equal benefits for gay veterans

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs today voted down an amendment that would have changed the discriminatory language in Title 38 that prevents the Department of Veterans Affairs from granting full access to earned veterans benefits to legally married couples living in non-marriage equality states.

Gambia plans life sentences for gay "repeat offenders"

The Associated Press reports:

Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said [today, Sept. 8], potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders.

This Just In: The LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

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California: Lily Tomlin is first out lesbian to win Kennedy Center honors

Lily Tomlin will be one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors this year, the first out lesbian to be chosen.

The Kennedy Center Honors recognize living artists for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. They have been given annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., since 1978.

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Marilyn Monroe had a secret lesbian affair?

Marilyn Monroe had a secret lesbian affair with her domineering German acting teacher, newly unearthed documents reveal.

They show that the actress lived as "man and wife" with Columbia Pictures drama coach Natasha Lytess for two of the seven years they worked together from 1948 to 1955.

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