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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

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Colorado: Anti-gay campaigner goes over the deep end

After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the House of Representatives in Colorado issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a gay Colorado congressman's bill to end employment discrimination to beheadings of Christians in Iraq by the terrorist group ISIS.

Ecuador to grant same-sex unions ID recognition

QUITO, Equador -- President Rafael Correa said Saturday that people in same-sex civil unions now can include their status on national ID cards in Ecuador, where gay marriage is illegal.

"Gays, lesbians, transgender and transsexual people have the full constitutional right to include their civil union on their ID cards," said Correa, a leftist and economist by training.

Until now, only heterosexual marriages could be listed on the identification document.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

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Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.

Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has

even added hotel rooms and a nightclub.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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Why Dominican Republic has banned Miley Cyrus concert

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

This Just In: The LGBT news blog for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

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Gay people shouldn't be treated equally, "ex-gay" activist says

"Ex-gay" activist Stephen Bennett fired off at the LGBT community in an interview with Mission America's Linda Harvey last week.

Identified by "Understanding the Times with Jan Markell" as a "former homosexual," Bennett argued that "anyone with a brain" realizes that LGBT people should not be treated equally, Right Wing Watch first reported.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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Mississippi: Lesbian couple threatened after appearing in documentary

Brandiilyne Dear and Susan Mangum just professed their love on national television in the Showtime documentary, "L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin." Shortly after the show aired on Aug. 8, they received an anonymous phone call.

Now the couple is on a mission to find out who he is.

"He said what he was going to do to me ... And he told me he was gonna show me what a real man was," Dear said.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

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Minnesota: Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights and to conduct sensitivity training.

18-year-old lesbian brutally killed in "corrective rape" in South Africa

Gift Makau was just 18 years old, a lesbian out to her family and well-known in her community for her skills on the soccer pitch.

Last week, her half-naked and brutalized body was found in Ventersdorp, a town in the North West Province in South Africa, not far from Johannesburg. She was yet another victim of the horrible practice known as "corrective rape" in which perpetrators wrong think that sex with the opposite gender can change a person's sexuality.

Could India's ruling party be changing mind about Section 377 law?

A prominent member of India's ruling party has signaled that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be shifting its opinion on the controversial Section 377 law that recriminalized homosexuality in the world's second most populated nation.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

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California: Man sues as doctor lists "homosexual behavior" as chronic condition

Matthew Moore, 46, of Los Angeles told NBC4 he is suing his doctor and a local healthcare organization because his medical records listed his sexual orientation as a chronic medical condition, a characterization he said was “painful” and discriminatory.

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