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Uganda drops charges against British gay play producer

A Ugandan court on Wednesday dismissed charges against a British theatre producer accused of staging a play about gay people in the country without proper authorisation, his lawyer said, citing lack of evidence.

Agence France-Presse
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January 2, 2013
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Charlie Sheen 'Apologizes' for Homophobic Slur

Charlie Sheen is apologizing for a homophobic slur he made Friday at the opening of his new rooftop bar in Mexico. “I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone,” he told TMZ Sunday. “I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.”

ABC News
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January 2, 2013
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Despite apology, LGBT concerns persist over Hagel

Concerns are emerging in some circles of the LGBT community — now most notably from gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — over the potential nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, despite the apology he issued days ago regarding anti-gay remarks made in 1998.

The Washington Blade
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January 2, 2013
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Dominic Sheahan-Stahl honored for 'pro-faith' voice

Denied his invitation to speak at Sacred Heart Academy’s 2012 commencement invitation, Dominic Sheahan-Stahl is now getting a different public platform.

New York resident Sheahan-Stahl was named as one of the 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pro-faith voices of the year by GLAAD.

“First I was shocked, I was like, ‘oh my gosh, really?’” Sheahan-Stahl said. “And then I was like, ‘well, you know, what I’ve set out to do so far is still going strong.’”

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun
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December 31, 2012

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