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Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

Apr 16
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

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University of Rhode Island

URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

LOCAL | Apr 16
The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (Erasure) in 1986

Erasure’s Andy Bell, ’Glee’ Star to Sing at Detroit Gay Pride Festival

PRIDE | Apr 16
Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year’s gay pride festival in Detroit.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Plans $50M Gun Control Network

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 16
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,.

Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey To Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.


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Scott Lovely Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Apr 16
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

An outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW.

At Tribeca, Movies are Only Part of the Story

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Apr 16
The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest.

Actor Johnny Depp, right, and director Walter Pfister during the "Transcendence" film press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Pfister, Depp Reunite for Sci-Fi ’Transcendence’

MOVIES | By Jessica Herndon | Apr 16
For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence," has many elements of a Nolan blockbu

Yoruba Richen, Irma Salvatierra Bajar and Barbara Hammer with their Stonewall Honors 2014 awards

Stonewall Honors Prominent Women Leaders and Unsung Heroes

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
In a special ceremony on Friday, April 11 at Union Square Ballroom, the Stonewall Community Foundation honored prominent women leaders and unsung heroes who create lasting legacies for the LGBTQ community.


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Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.…

Bike Shares: Riding Through the World’s Greatest Cities

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 14
Not only is bike sharing good for the environment, it’s a great way for visitors to take in city sights. EDGE offers picks for the brightest cit…

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Rorem has composed three symphonies and four piano concertos, 10 operas, a wide variety of choral works, ballet scores, music for the theater, and literally hundreds of songs. He is also the author of 16 books.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston …

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Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

BARS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

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Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

LEGAL | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

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Q car travels in the highway that connects Yangon to capital Naypyidaw as a cart pulled by bulls carry a load in a parallel gravel track, close to Toungoo, north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Clunkers Scrapped in Rush for ’New’ Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Elaine Kurtenbach | Apr 15
One of the quaintest of many anachronisms in Yangon, a city of moldering colonial villas and gleaming golden pagodas, used to be the decades old Toyotas, Chevys and other clunkers wheezing down its mostly empty roads. Now, new cars flood the streets.

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Michael Luongo’s "Sensual Travels," Gay Erotica From Around the World

By David Toussaint | Apr 16
Traveling and sex are as intertwined as the positions you and your foreign date discover together. Michael Luongo, a Pulitzer-prize nominee, edits the 20 stories exploring these themes in "Sensual Travel: The Best of Gay Erotica."

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Medical Director Robert Bolan

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

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April 16, 2014 @ Harvey’s :: Play With Bebe and EDGE at Harvey’s!

EP Release Party :: "Slow Dancing" from Betty Who!

EP Release Party :: "Somebody’s Party" from Erik Hassle!

CD Release Party :: "Head Or Heart" from Christina Perri!

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CHRISTINA PERRI - The iTunes Breakthrough Artist of 2011...follows up with... "head or heart" - Includes the Lead-Single and Video for "HUMAN".
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