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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.

ISIS militant likens gays to pedophiles, says they are "the worst of creatures"

A militant allegedly associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spoke out against the gay community in a video message, likening gays to pedophiles and calling them "animals."

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

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Is America's gay community in the midst of a meningitis epidemic?

Dr. Robert Bolan wants to know why gay and bisexual men all over the United States are coming down with invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), a deadly bacterial infection seldom seen in this day and age.

Bolan is the medical director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City have all seen meningitis infections known as IMD in recent months among men who have sex with men.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

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Justice Ginsburg: Pay attention to Sixth Circuit ruling

People seeking clues about how soon the U.S. Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.

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.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2014

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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.

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.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

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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.

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