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Canadian police: Killing of gay outreach worker not a hate crime

A Morinville man faces murder charges after the death of an aboriginal and gay activist in Whitecourt Saturday, although RCMP say the killing was not a hate crime. “Shocked, distraught. I didn’t think it would happen,” said Earl Sunshine, who was cousins with the victim, Dolan Badger, 49.

CBC News
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January 14, 2013
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Powell defends Hagel on ‘Meet the Press’ over anti-gay remarks

Former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell defended Chuck Hagel on Sunday over anti-gay remarks the former senator made in 1998, saying the defense secretary nominee would ensure “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal is fully implemented upon confirmation.

The Washington Blade
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January 14, 2013
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Some Gay Faves Wins 2013 Web TV Awards

Fans came out in full force to celebrate the award winners during the International Academy of Web Television’s live-streamed gala event at the 2013 International CES on Jan. 8.

The Advocate
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January 14, 2013
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Conservative pastor drops out of Obama’s inauguration because of 1990s anti-gay sermon

That decades have passed since Giglio delivered the sermon in question made little impression on critics, who believed his selection was out of step with the times. Ross Murray, director of the program on religion at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said he didn’t want to set up a “false frame” that a person has to be “Christian or pro-gay,” but felt without a disavowal from Giglio, an inaugural prayer would send a subtle message to gays and lesbians: “God bless America, except for them.”

Washington Post
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January 11, 2013

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