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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Carolyn Laub

GSA Network Head Quits After Sabbatical

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 21
The executive director of the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network is leaving, 16 years after she founded the organization.

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Religious Groups Throw Wet Blanket on #IceBucketChallenge

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 21
Instead of throwing ice water, conservative Christian and right to life groups are throwing the proverbial "wet blanket" on the popular #IceBucketChallenge awareness-raising campaign to combat ALS.

Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo.

Holder Offers Reassurance to People of Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Alan Scher Zagier | Aug 21
To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber.

Aid Group: US Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered

HEALTH | By Jeff Martin | Aug 21
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson from the HBO series "True Detective."

Emmy Hopefuls Play the Angles to Nab Trophies

TELEVISION | By Lynn Elber | Aug 21
If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.

Mennonite Pastor Under Review for Gay Wedding

RELIGION | Aug 21
Two Mennonite conferences will review the credentials of a Goshen pastor who presided over the marriage of a same-sex couple in violation of the religion's rules.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

Judge: Ind. Gov. Contradicted Himself on Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | Aug 21
A federal judge has taken Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to task, saying Pence told the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban and then ordered executive agencies to do so following court rulings.

Scott Lively

Anti-Gay Pastor Qualifies Mass. Gubernatorial Bid

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 21
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Philip Noynosoudachanh, right, takes a selfie with Josh Smith at Liaison Nightclub in Bally's Las Vegas.

Vegas Offering All But Marriage to LGBT Tourists

By Michelle Rindels | Aug 21
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they - and their money - are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

Actress Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

NATIONAL | By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 21
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.