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HRC releases 2015 Municipal Equality Index with record number of perfect scores

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has announced that a record number of U.S. cities have achieved perfect scores on its 2015 Municipal Equality Index by establishing fully-inclusive local protections for LGBT people. The most notable trend in the annual report is the rapidly growing number of cities and towns across the nation stepping up to ensure that all(…)

Celebrated Openly Gay Air Force Officer Among 6 Killed In Afghanistan

An openly gay Air Force officer who grew up in the Bay Area was one of six American troops killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Facebook postings on Tuesday by friends and family of Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen mourned her death on Monday and sent condolences to her wife Heather(…)

INDIA: Gay Sex To Remain Illegal

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s private member’s bill to decriminalise gay sex was rejected in the Lok Sabha on Friday, with the former minister saying it was “surprising to see such intolerance”. Tharoor had proposed to amend Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexual acts between consenting adults. The Supreme Court had ruled(…)