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Gambia Leader Approves Law Jailing Gays for Life

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 21
The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.

Polish Town Bans Winnie the Pooh Over 'Dubious Sexuality'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 21
Officials from a Polish town have banned Winnie the Pooh from being the mascot of a new children's playground because of the cartoon character's "dubious sexuality," calling him a "hermaphrodite" because he doesn't wear pants.

Louisiana Gay Marriage Ban Heading to US Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Kevin McGill | Nov 21
Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban announced Thursday that they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court.

Gay Couples Exchange Vows in Montana After Ruling

NATIONAL | By Matthew Brown and Lisa Baumann | Nov 21
Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years and were the first same-sex couple in the city to legally wed after a federal judge overturned Montana's ban on same-sex marriage the day before.

Pope Keeps Leaders in Place for Next Family Synod

RELIGION | Nov 21
Pope Francis has appointed the organizers for a second big Catholic Church meeting on family issues keeping in positions of power the same clerics who drafted a revolutionary welcome to gays and divorced Catholics that was ultimately shot down by bishops.

Marriage OK, But No Kissing! Say Straights to Gays

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
A new study led by an Indiana University researcher has found that although straights support legal rights for same-sex couples, they still don't want to have it flaunted in their faces.

Ask the Doc: PrEP Redux

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Nov 21
In this week's "Ask the Doc" column, Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS, once again addresses questions about PrEP, including whether it can work in small doses, and why some people are against it.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Gay Rights Speaker Banned From Detroit Parish

RELIGION | Nov 21
The Archdiocese of Detroit has banned a Catholic support group from using a Detroit parish for a meeting with a pro-gay rights speaker.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Head to Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Nov 21
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.

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