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Happy, Free, Confused, & Lonely: Taylor Swift's '1989'

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Taylor Swift unleashed "1989" on to the world this week -- her "very first documented, official pop album" that finds the singer trying out new sounds but lacks the personality of her previous records.

Liberian Religious Leaders Link Gays With Ebola, Sparks LGBT Persecution

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Anti-gay rhetoric from religious leaders in Liberia, where they link Ebola to homosexuality, has sparked persecution against the West African country's LGBT community.

In 'Nightcrawler,' Jake Gyllenhaal Is On The Prowl

By Jake Coyle | Oct 29
In "Nightcrawler," which opens in theaters Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, one of the more fascinating cinematic creatures of recent years. He's an LA drifter who's anything but aimless.

Taylor Swift Talks Books And Music With Kids

By Leanne Italie | Oct 29
Taylor Swift made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids - and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from classrooms.

Court Orders for Texas Pastors' Speeches Withdrawn

By Juan A. Lozano | Oct 29
Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.

Sean Hayes Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Actor Sean Hayes confirmed Tuesday that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend, music producer Scott Icenogle.

Jose Canseco Resting at Home After Shooting Hand

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Jane Lynch, Wife, Finalize Divorce in Los Angeles

Oct 29
A judge has finalized Jane Lynch's divorce from her wife more than four years after the couple were married.

Ex-Student: I Didn't Report Harassment Out of Fear

By Michael Rubinkam | Oct 29
A man who accuses a former state university administrator of groping him said Wednesday he didn't report it out of fear he'd be perceived as gay.

Did Cartoon Network Censor Same-Sex Kiss?

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A writer for a Cartoon Network show says the cable channel's officials censored a same-sex kiss so the episode could air on TV.