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Babeu

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s weekend confirmation that he is gay makes him the fourth openly gay or bisexual candidate seeking a congressional seat in Arizona this year. (with video) Read more» 2

A nationwide study conducted in part by University of Arizona researchers to identify causes for the high risk for suicide by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people has begun. Read more» 1

Bases say gay-ban repeal passes quietly: Air Force Sgt. Jaime Ciciora said she didn’t see much evidence around Luke Air Force Base this week that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law dealing with gays in the military had been repealed. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some changes, even if they were subtle. Read more» 1

David Norris celebrates Bloomsday, June 16, 2010.

David Norris, who would be Europe's first openly gay president, was considered the front-runner until media associated him with pedophilia. Read more»

High levels of identity-based victimization can lead to long term physical and mental health problems, according to a study by San Francisco State University. Read more»

Protesters demonstrate December 10, 2009, against a Ugandan bill that widens the scope of illegality, threatening not just life imprisonment and the death penalty, but also imprisonment for anyone who houses, promotes or who fails to report homosexuals.

Ugandan lawmakers failed to debate a new anti-gay law Friday, proposed by an ambitious evangelical member of Parliament, that calls for the death penalty for some homosexual acts. Read more»

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, 2009.

With all the natural disasters occurring recently—earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes—it’s easy to miss the man-made disaster about to occur in Uganda. But it will destroy countless lives. And unlike the natural disasters, we can do something to stop it. Read more»

After the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Lambda Legal attorney Tara Borelli (right) speaks with Deanna Pfleger (center), an Arizona Game and Fish Department peace officer, and Pfleger’s partner, Mia LaBarbara.

An Arizona law removing domestic partner benefits for state employees discriminates against same-sex couples because they can't get married to qualify, an attorney argued Monday before an appeals court panel. Read more»

The Czech Republic defended its "testing" of the homosexuality of gay asylum seekers Wednesday after the European Union's leading human rights agency condemned it for the controversial practice. Read more»

As Congress considers passing legislation that would allow gay men and women to serve openly in the armed forces, it's worth considering what the future will look like. Read more»

After watching Cindy McCain speak out last week in a commercial on behalf of gays and lesbians serving in the military, I suffered a ‘70s flashback. My mind raced back to a memorable scene in the sitcom “All in the Family,” when Edith Bunker, weary of her bigoted husband, Archie, responds, “No, you stifle yourself!” Read more» 1

Since 2004, the number of “out” homosexuals in Phnom Penh has exploded from around 900 to approximately 10,000 today, according to nongovernmental organizations that track the city’s gay community. Read more»

Chuck Coughlin, Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign manager, removed a link Wednesday to a 20-year-old court document that contains rumors that Attorney General Terry Goddard is gay. Goddard, who is married and has a young son, gave a succinct answer when asked Tuesday if he is gay: "No." Read more»

Updated: Gov. Brewer's top advisor added to the swirl of gossip in the governor's race, saying that reporters should question Terry Goddard's sexuality. A gay rights group said it was "outrageous gay-baiting" by a "grown up bully," and Brewer told Chuck Coughlin to "move on." Goddard said he's not gay, and called the topic a diversion. Read more» 1

On Memorial Day, Yuma Mayor Al Krieger professed disbelief that the United States' past military successes could have been possible with gay troops serving in combat. Read more»

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