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On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

Apr 20
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

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Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

Geoff McGrath with a scout

Gay Ex-Troop Leader Goes Against BSA, Continues to Lead Troop

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 8
An out scout leader who was removed from the Boy Scouts of America recently for "deliberately injecting" his sexuality into scouting refuses to step down from his position and continues to lead his Seattle troop.

If the signees of an online petition get their way, you won’t be able to lick this.

Petition Calls For A Stop To The Tom of Finland Stamp

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 21
The recent decision by the Finland postal service to roll out a series of stamps to commemorate the work of artist Tom of Findland is facing some opposition in the form of a petition calling for a halt to the soon to be miniature lickable homoerotic art.

Hipsters in Hell: Landlord Bans Brooklyn Gay Bar

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 21
A Brooklyn bar owner’s Long Island landlord is banning him from turning his pub in the Greenpoint neighborhood of the borough into gay bar.

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Balanchine’s ’Midsummer’ Comes to Pacific Northwest

THEATRE | By EDGE | Mar 26
Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy.

Dan Savage Takes his HUMP! Tour on the Road

CULTURE | By EDGE | Mar 12
Dan Savage has been hosting a festival dedicated to amateur porn in Seattle & Portland for nine years. This March, he takes it on the road.

Drone Images Uncover Ancient New Mexico Village

CULTURE | Apr 21
Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV’s Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

’Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

MOVIES | By Sandy Cohen | Apr 20
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

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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.…

Gay Days Arrives in Arizona

By EDGE | Apr 21
The heat is on in Arizona as Gay Days arrives in Phoenix, May 8-12, 2014. Organizers of Arizona’s inaugural year anticipate upwards of 10,000 pa…

Ned Rorem

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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Belgium’s Beer Buzz

FOOD/DRINK | By Raf Casert | Apr 21
The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

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White Party 25

PARTIES | By Thom Senzee | Apr 20
The White Party is 25 - even if you’re not anymore. But don’t worry: This is a party for all ages. Read on for an interview with He of All Things Young, Hot, Thumping, and Shirtless, the sensational Jeffrey Sanker.

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Why High Oil Prices Are Good For Airlines

By Scott Mayerowitz | Apr 20
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality.

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Roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

REAL ESTATE | By Paul Wiseman | Apr 17
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

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Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

AUTO NEWS | Apr 21
New York’s famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars.

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Gay Days Arizona May 8-12

Gay Days Arrives in Arizona

By EDGE | Apr 21
The heat is on in Arizona as Gay Days arrives in Phoenix, May 8-12, 2014. Organizers of Arizona’s inaugural year anticipate upwards of 10,000 participants at 15 different events throughout the long weekend.

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