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New FDNY Rookie Has Gay Porn Past

| By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Nov 27, 2014
The New York Daily News reports Jonathan Jesensky joined New York's Bravest as a rookie firefighter last Tuesday and that he has a gay porn past, starring in at least 10 films.

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Ga. Fire Chief in Trouble Over Homosexuality Book

| Nov 25
Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

Barilla From Worst to First on HRC's Corporate Equality Index

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 20
Barilla Pasta went from worst to best in LGBT rights in one year, getting a 100 on HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

Texas Teen Out of Job After Customers Write 'Faggot' on Receipt

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 19
A Texas teen is out of a job after customers wrote an anti-gay slur on top of their restaurant receipt last week and the restaurant's manager ended up apologizing to the patrons.

Professor Says U. of Iowa Should Release Emails

| By Ryan J. Foley | Nov 14
A University of Iowa professor said Thursday she believes the school is improperly withholding documents from the public that contain embarrassing information about its management of the women's field hockey program.

'Sexy' Shirtless Chili's Cook Fired After Posting Pics

| By Jason St. Amand | Oct 26
A cook at a Chili's in Valrico, Fla., was fired this week after he posted "sexy" photos of him posing shirtless (but wearing an apron!) in the restaurant's kitchen to Facebook.

Anti-Gay Laws Lead to High LGBT Poverty

| By EDGE | Oct 15
LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.

Sarah Silverman: Defeat the Wage Gap, Get a Sex Change

| By Jason St. Amand | Oct 9
Comedian Sarah Silverman has a drastic plan to close the wage gap: Become a dude.

Bitter Queen Says No Grindr For Her Staff

| By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
The Queen of England has put the kibosh on online hookups for her 800 plus staff members, instructing Buckingham Palace police to put an end to overnight guests, especially those they'd just met.

Iowa Rejects Calls to Reinstate Gay Coach

| By Ryan J. Foley | Oct 2
The University of Iowa is refusing to reinstate fired women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum or to investigate what her supporters call a pattern of unfair treatment of female coaches, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

Ex-Head of School Founded By Novelist Sparks Sues

| By Emery P. Dalesio | Oct 2
The former headmaster of a private school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks says the author and other school leaders forced him out when he tried to recruit black students and supported a bullied group of gay students, and he sued for damages.

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