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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

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Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.

In Mexico, evangelicals protest gay marriage in Coahuila state

SALTILLO, Coahuila, Mexico -- A week after gay marriage became legal in Mexico's Coahuila state, about 30,000 people rallied in protest in the capital city of Saltillo.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

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For some gays abroad, dating apps pose serious risks

For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

High-tech dating apps and Social Media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of homosexuality. Yet the same technology that they gratefully embrace can expose them to the risk of blackmail, arrest and violence.

BREAKING! UN Human Rights Council votes to support LGBT rights

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it an important step forward toward progress for equality and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

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Brazil: Gay politician assaulted with stone to the head

A 25-year-old politician campaigning to be a member of the House of Representatives in Brazil was assaulted with a stone to the head on Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.

Waldir Pires Bittencourt was campaigning in the streets of Macapá in Amapá state when the incident took place. He told Vice that he was hit on the side of his forehead by a stone thrown from a moving car.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

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UN to debate resolution on protections for LGBTI people

LGBTI people may soon have better protections should a landmark resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council pass later this week.

The historic resolution tackling violence and discrimination against sexual minorities was supported by Australia’s Human Rights Legal Centre’s Director of Advocacy, Anna Brown, who delivered a statement to the Council in Geneva.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

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Chad considering harsh anti-gay legislation, group says

Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country.

The rights group said Tuesday that amendments to the penal code proposed by the government would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, threatening jail sentences of between 15 and 20 years, and a fine ranging from $100 and $1,000.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

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Philly cop predicts no jail time for homophobic gang attack

A veteran Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer talks about the Center City gay-bashing, in which a gang of people viciously attacked a gay couple in a story that went viral around the world.

The cop, given anonymity by Philly Magazine, shockingly predicts that the villains won't get any jail time.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

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Pope's bold move: Appoints moderate as Archbishop of Chicago

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

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The future of our gay neighborhoods

From London's Soho to San Francisco's Castro district, most metropolitan cities boast an area where gay men can walk down the street wearing chapless trousers in peace, and where lesbians can get their bikes fixed by other lesbians.

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