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Former Missouri player Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Columbia, Mo

Sam Cut From Rams, But May Still Have NFL Future

By R.B. Fallstrom | Aug 31
Twenty others were cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, all of them mere footnotes. For Sam, it meant a roadblock in his journey to become the first openly gay player to make an NFL roster.

Virginia Senate chamber

VA State Senate Shifts to GOP, But GLBT Bills May Still Gain Traction

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 31
Virginia Republicans seized control of the state senate on Tuesday, Aug. 19, giving them complete power over the operations of the state's General Assembly and further thwarting Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D) legislative agenda.

Tina Beachy participated in an August 13 vigil in Duboce Park to memorialize Bryan "Feather" Higgins, a Radical Faerie who was severely injured and taken off life support. Some residents have expressed concern about crime in the area.

Crime Data Show Declines, Stability

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 31
Data on incidents pulled from the San Francisco Police Department's website and analyzed by the Bay Area Reporter show that overall incidents have largely decreased over the past six months or remained stable.

Former Missouri player Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Columbia, Mo

Rams Cut Sam, 1st Openly Gay Player Drafted

By R.B. Fallstrom | Aug 30
The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision.

Javed Jaghai

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Faces of Pride :: The New York Parade

Aug 30
EDGE looks back to earlier this summer when New York Pride turned the city into the biggest street party in the world.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Kayla Gilchrist Jones, who spent four years working as a sex worker, said the police were aggressive and dismissive when she became the victim of sexual violence

Transgender Women's Killings Test Police Outreach

CRIME | By Juliet Linderman | Aug 30
Several unsolved killings of transgender women in Baltimore have cast fresh light on tensions between the LGBT community and police.

San Francisco police released this video image of a person of interest in connection with the death of Bryan Higgins.

Witness Describes Attack on Gay Man

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 30
Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests.