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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Does the Hobby Lobby decision threaten gay rights?

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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George Michael accused of tax avoidance scheme in UK

Openly gay singer George Michael has been accused of attempting to shelter millions of pounds using a tax avoidance scheme.

According to the Times, the 51-year-old paid over £400,000 to use the Liberty tax strategy to shelter £6.2 million. The scheme, run by Leeds-based Mercury Tax Group, generates artificial offshore losses, enabling those involved to avoid paying tax.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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California: Gov. Brown enshrines marriage equality in state statutes

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1306, which will bring California statutory law into line with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision restoring the freedom to marry in California. It becomes law on Jan. 1, 2015.

Ancient erotic graffiti celebrates gay love

The amazing discovery of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti is sure to upset the homophobes of the world.

The ancient artwork celebrates a long-time gay relationship and features large phalluses and racy inscriptions of two men in love, according to a report in The Guardian.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, July 7, 2014

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United Nations will now recognize gay marriage

The United Nations has announced that it will extend equal benefits to its employees who have entered into same-sex unions in jurisdictions where they are legal.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Minnesota: Homophobic archbishop accused of sex abuse

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Hope in the desert: Observing DoD Pride while serving in Afghanistan

(Editor’s note: Garth Langley is an active-duty U.S. Marine 1st Lt. from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently deployed as a public affairs officer to Helmand province, Afghanistan. He submitted this previously published article so our readers could gain insight in what's happening in the U.S. military post-DADT.)

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Texas: Vandals mar Dallas AIDS monument and gay church

Dallas, Texas police are asking for the public’s help to find the vandals behind the bright red “666” graffiti painted over the weekend on a well-known monument in the gay community of Oak Lawn, a predominantly gay church, three print publications, and a highway overpass.

Iceland's former PM gives speech of her lifetime at WorldPride

TORONTO, Canada -- Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former prime minister of Iceland who made history as the first openly lesbian head of government in the world, gave an amazing keynote speech this weekend at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Sigurðardóttir poignantly, and regrettably, admitted that this was her first-ever speech in front of an LGBT audience.

She discussed the challenges, difficulties, joy and triumphs of her personal and professional lives, drawing substantial applause when she said: "In the end, love conquers all."

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, June 30, 2014

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Photos from a busy Pride weekend around the world

Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories in states where gay marriage bans were overturned.

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