Rainbow Eye to host breast-cancer benefit
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Bruce Flannery, a local activist who headed a statewide AIDS agency for more than a decade, died suddenly Aug. 14 from complications of open-heart surgery. He was 54.
MINNEAPOLIS — The nation’s largest Lutheran denomination took openly gay clergy more fully into its fold last Friday, as leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to lift a ban that prohibited sexually active gay and lesbian people from serving as ministers.
The five-story building at the corner of 12th and Spruce streets will not be empty for much longer.
If the proposed Pennsylvania budget passes as is, it could have major implications for the state agency that investigates civil-rights violations.
The Department of Justice issued another brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act this week, although President Obama formally reiterated his opposition to the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
BAGHDAD — Militiamen are torturing and killing gay Iraqi men with impunity in a systematic campaign that has spread from Baghdad to several other cities, a prominent human-rights group said in a report.