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Brad Neumann & Justin Rabon are University teammates in love.

Brad Neumann & Justin Rabon are University teammates in love.

The two Univ. of Minnesota Golden Gophers were both struggling on their college track teams just a couple years ago when they found the courage to come out to one another via text message. That was late in 2014 — They have been together almost every day since. While they have been out for much […]

Lebanon the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride

Lebanon the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride

Lebanon this week becomes the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride but the opening event in a landmark run of festivities was canceled after Islamists threatened violence. Proud Lebanon, a non-profit group promoting equal rights, was due to host a cultural event last Sunday as a kickoff to the entire week, but said it […]

Pulse Nightclub ‘Now Holy Gay Ground’

Pulse Nightclub ‘Now Holy Gay Ground’

The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club’s owner said Thursday. “What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” […]

The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing […]