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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Mo. House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Over Gay Marriage Support

POLITICS | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Carolyn Sherer, left, looks at her new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation work in Birmingham, Ala.

Photos Explore Dynamics of Youths’ Sexual Identity

NATIONAL | By Jay Reeves | Apr 23
A photography exhibit opening Wednesday at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute puts a face on such young people while exploring the difficult dynamics of family acceptance of their identities in the South.

Taj Patterson

4 NYC Hasidic Men Arrested for Anti-Gay Attack

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Four Hasidic men were arrested this week for the brutal attack against a gay black man in Brooklyn, New York, last December.

A dog’s life with Elsa Larsen

Boston Lesbian Will Teach Your Dog How to Be Wonderful

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
New to Boston from Maine, dog trainer Elsa Larsen has opened My Wonderful Dog, an Arlington-based company that offers in-home or group dog training.

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei Lawmakers Postpone Violent Anti-Gay Measure

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Lawmakers from Brunei announced this week that they will postpone implementing a measure that would make it legal to punish those convicted of gay sex by stoning.

Dave Greenbaum

Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 23
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.

U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning

Soldier Convicted in WikiLeaks Case Gets New Name

NATIONAL | By John Milburn | Apr 23
A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

Edith Windsor

Johns Hopkins Univ. to Honor DOMA Plaintiff

NATIONAL | Apr 23
Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government’s recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, left, hits challenger Kassim Ouma, in 2006.

Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested for Assaulting Man Who Allegedly Hit on Him

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Former boxing champion Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles Friday after knocking out a man who allegedly made advances towards him.

Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may be charged under the anti-gay law

Anti-Gay Preacher May Be Charged Under Uganda’s New Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may now be charged under the very same "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that he is trying to promote.

People magazine shows the cover of its special "World’s Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o Named People’s ’Most Beautiful’

CELEBRITIES | Apr 23
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the "World’s Most Beautiful" for 2014.