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Sports talk radio show on LGBT issues to debut

SPORTS | By Rachel Cohen | Apr 19
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Putin Would Be Proud: ’No Homo Promo’ Laws Around the Nation

POLITICS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Apr 19
"No Promo Homo" laws forbid teachers from discussing gay and transgender issues (including sexual health and HIV/AIDS awareness) in a positive light - if at all.

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AIDS | By Sean McShee | Apr 19
Long time HIV survivor Sean Strub has played a central role in the movement for self-empowerment of the HIV infected. Recently, he has focused on issues of HIV criminalization. Now he’s published a memoir.

Norwegian Plumber Sentenced for Stabbing Coworker 10 Times for Gay Jokes

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 19
A plumber from Norway has been sentenced to time in a mental care facility, in lieu of jail, after he stabbed a coworker ten times for making jokes about him, implying the plumber is gay.

HIPS rally against ’’prostitution-free zones’’

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 19
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

Cop Becomes Amish Cross Dresser to Bust Sex Offender

CRIME | Apr 19
A police officer dressed in the bonnet, apron and cloak of an Amish woman in the hopes of catching a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. KDKA-TV’s Mary Robb Jackson reports.

Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church

RELIGION | By Annie Knox | Apr 18
Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

UK KFC Apologizes for Allegedly Booting Lesbian Couple for Kissing

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A lesbian couple were allegedly kicked out of a KFC in Bath, England, after other customers complained about the women’s "heavy petting."

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Australia Bans Energy Drink that Causes Erections

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Australian health officials banned an energy drink, which calls itself "natural," after it was discovered that it contains a prescription drug used for erectile dysfunction at levels above the recommended dosage.