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Riot police officers guarded activists who had been beaten by antigay protesters at a rally in St. Petersburg.

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, ruled this week that a local LGBT organization must register as a "foreign agent," which means that the group is a spy operation.

Gay Couples' Lawyers Object to Full-Court Hearing in Indiana

Jul 22
Attorneys for same-sex couples challenging Indiana's gay marriage ban are objecting to the state's request that all 10 members of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case.

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CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

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Lesbian Rocker Deborah Vial Plays Dallas House of Blues

By Jenny Block | Jul 22
Rocker Deborah Vial brings her unique brand of indie rock to Dallas' House of Blues on July 26. Learn more about her passions here!

Sacro Cuore Catholic school could lose funding over anti-gay discrimination

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

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Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage.

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GLAAD Slams Hollywood for Poor Portrayal of LGBT Community

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
GLAAD is criticizing Hollywood's portrayal of the LGBT community in a new report this week, saying filmmakers are failing to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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Mich. Dad Who Beat Daughter to Death to 'Turn Her Gay' Sentenced

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
A Michigan man who told police he beat his two-year-old daughter to death in 2011 in an attempt to turn her gay so she would avoid men was sentenced to 40-years in prison with a non-parole period of 18-years and nine months Monday.

Rebecca Brinkman, left, and Margaret Burd, plaintiffs in Colorado's marriage case.

Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Heads to Federal Court

Jul 22
A Denver federal judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday from six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.

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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

Jul 22
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.