Category Archives: News and Politics

LGBTI History Month- Armisted Maupin


Armistead Maupin – October 24 “Being gay has taught me tolerance, compassion and humility.” Armistead Maupin ranks among the most celebrated authors of the LGBT experience. To many in Maupin’s hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina—including Maupin’s one-time employer, the segregationist … Continue reading

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North Carolina judge resigns in protest after Supreme Court shoots down same-sex marriage ban


Scott Kaufman | Raw Story | October 23, 2014 Female minister uses a tablet PC to perform a gay marriage ceremony (Shutterstock) A North Carolina magistrate judge resigned on Monday so that he would not be forced to officiate same-sex marriages, … Continue reading

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Fracking poison test: Scientists check water contamination with new device


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Defense contractor blamed for cancer cases increase


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Justice Dept. ‘Exasperated’ by Local Probe of Michael Brown Shooting


Julia Edwards, Curtis Skinner, Carey Gillam, Susan Heavey | Reuters | Reader Supported News | Ocober 23, 2014 ALSO SEE: Expert: Autopsy Doesn’t Show if Brown Went for Gun ALSO SEE: Activists Demand Comprehensive Federal Data on Americans Killed by Police … Continue reading

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Federal District Court Judge To Hear Testimony Questioning Marijuana’s Schedule I Status


NORML | October 23, 2014 Sacramento, CA: Testimony regarding the constitutionality of the federal statute designating marijuana as a Schedule I Controlled Substance will be taken on Monday, October 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District … Continue reading

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LGBTI History Month: Kathy Kozachenko


Kathy Kozachenko – October 23 “It is clear that they [Ann Arbor City Council members] don’t ever plan to enforce complaints under sexual preference.” Kathy Kozachenko was the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office in … Continue reading

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Scathing Dissent Offers 12 Reasons Why Texas’ New Voter ID Law Is Racist


Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet | October 22, 2014 Photo Credit: U.S. Supreme Court This weekend, U.S. Supreme Court reporters pulled an all-nighter waiting for the ruling on whether Texas’ new voter photo ID law, which may prevent up to 600,000 otherwise eligible … Continue reading

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There Are 870,000 Slaves in Modern-Day America


 Allegra Kirkland | AlterNet | October 22, 2014 Imagine getting a job washing dishes, in a windowless room fogged by the steam of a 200-degree dishwasher. You are required to show up for your eight-hour shift every day, whether or not you … Continue reading

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Top Texas anti-gay crusader complains: Law let lesbian ex-wife divorce me ‘way too soon’


David Edwards | Raw Story | October 22, 2014 Jonathan Saenz (KEYE/screen grab) Jonathan Saenz, the leader of the top anti-LGBT groups in Texas, complained recently that it should have been much harder for his lesbian ex-wife to get out of … Continue reading

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