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Ex-President Carter: US ’Dormant’ On Inequality

LOCAL | By Paul J Weber | Apr 9
Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.

Rep. Quigley takes questions from University of Chicago law students on the MSM blood ban

U.S. Rep Mike Quigley Discusses MSM Blood Ban with OutLaw

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 8
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.

Licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist Sandra Gray

Pathways to Wellness Holds Free Acupuncture Workshop

LOCAL | By Patricio Maya Solis | Apr 8
On April 10, Pathways to Wellness invites women to a free workshop, "Acupuncture and Women’s Health," to explore how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate your menstrual cycle.

GOP Seeks Coverage Choices in Health Care Law They Hate

LOCAL | By David Espo | Apr 6
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

LOCAL | By Christopher Weber | Apr 5
In the heart of close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so.

3 Gay Men Die Of Meningitis Infections

LOCAL | By Christopher Weber | Apr 5
In the heart of close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so.

Former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell

Blackwell v. Black: FRC Cries Foul at Ohio Marriage Decision

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 5
The Family Research Council is lamenting a federal judge’s decision Friday that would force Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Nev. County GOP Removes ’Traditional’ Marriage Definition from Platform

POLITICS | By Michelle Rindels | Apr 3
The Clark County, Nev., GOP edited its official platform over the weekend to remove a section defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, cut out a statement opposing abortion and added a section affirming people of all sexual orientations.

The LA Center will screen ’Laughing Matters’

L.A. Gay Center Salutes 10th Anniversary of "Laughing Matters"

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 3
On Sunday, April 6, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions will celebrate the 10th anniversary of director Andrew Meyerson’s "Laughing Matters," followed by a panel discussion.

Seminar Promises to Help Undo Some Gays in 3 Short Days

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 2
Ever want to help people deny their nature, but didn’t have the time or desire to study psychology? Do professors with state professional counseling association credentials confuse you? Do you live in the D.C. area and have some time to kill?