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Bangladesh Bloggers Fear Deadly Backlash Won't End Soon

Fear is running high following months in which four bloggers and three other people have been killed, allegedly by Islamist radicals. Many bloggers have gone into hiding, and some have left the country.

Cops: $60K Facebook Post May Have Led to Fatal Home Invasion

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Sweet | Oct 15
Police are investigating whether a photo a Philadelphia man posted on Facebook of what he said was $60,000 triggered a home invasion that left him dead.

Alan Cumming Launches 'The Celibacy Challenge' Against FDA

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
Imagine abstaining from sex for an entire year, just to donate blood. That's what the FDA says gay men will have to do. Alan Cumming introduces them to The Celibacy Challenge.

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Philly 'Clean Cut' Gay Bashers Turn Themselves In

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 18
Social media, a former TV reality show personality and a Twitter sleuth are being crediting in helping identify members of the "clean cut hate gang" allegedly responsible for the September 11th gay bashing of a male couple in Philadelphia.

Is Accused Killer Using Social Media to Stay Ahead of the Law?

CRIME | By AP | Aug 23
Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

CULTURE | By Alicia Rancillo | Aug 23
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

Media Taken in By Dutch "Gay-Only" Village Hoax

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 20
Dutch and foreign media were taken in by an elaborate hoax regarding the construction of a "gay-only" village outside of Tilburg.

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 17
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

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