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Lawsuit: Detained Transgender Teen Treated as Boy

By Dave Collins | Oct 21
Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and officials are calling her by her male birth name.

Group Calls Its Marriage Complaint Irrelevant

Oct 21
The leader of a Republican group representing gay conservatives said Monday that if he could, he'd likely withdraw a complaint alleging Clark County officials illegally issued same-sex marriage licenses before the state's gay marriage ban was struck down.

Judge Sets Hearing On Arkansas Same-Sex Marriage Case

Oct 21
A federal judge has set a hearing for next month in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban.

Out There :: Aromatherapy Reading

By Roberto Friedman | Oct 21
As we've no doubt told you before, Out There is a most promiscuous reader. We're slutty for words on paper, preferably between hard covers. Here's a little of what we've had in our hot little hands lately.

Modern Family - The Complete Fifth Season

By Tony Pinizzotto | Oct 21
America's "favorite sit-com family" is back for your home video collection with the all new Season 5 release of "Modern Family: The Complete Fifth Season" now available on DVD.

Rights Group: LGBT Jamaicans Targets of Violence

By David McFadden | Oct 21
LGBT people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, according to Human Rights Watch.

Gov. Cuomo Announces 'End of AIDS' Taskforce

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 21
On October 14, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the creation of the End of AIDS Task Force to implement his bold plan to end new HIV infections in the Empire State by 2020.

Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

Bay Guardian Abruptly Shuts Down

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 21
The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the alternative weekly that had published for 48 years and was known for its coverage and support of LGBT rights, immigration reform, and progressive issues, abruptly shut down last week.

SC Republican Calls Gays 'Gremlins' in Facebook Rant

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
A congressional Republican candidate from South Carolina is making headlines Tuesday after he called same-sex couples "gremlins" in a recent Facebook post.