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Gay Mural Arson Shocks Artist

CRIME | By Khaled Sayed | Aug 1
The artist who created an LGBT mural in the Mission district that has been vandalized multiple times said at a recent forum that he wasn't surprised the art was damaged, but he was shocked by an arson attempt on the project.

Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

MOVIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 29
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Stonewall National Museum and Archives Opens Its Wilton Drive Space

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Jun 14
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives celebrates the grand opening of its new gallery space at 2157 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors with a new exhibit, "Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant’s Anti-Gay Crusade."

Nigerian Woman Disowns Her Gay Pussy

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 24
A middle-aged Nigerian woman has reportedly disowned her male cat of seven years after the male cat displayed "unnatural sexual behavior."

Au Bon Pain Apologizes for Blocking LGBT Sites, Blames Wi-Fi Provider

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 16
Officials from Au Bon Pain took to the fast-casual chain’s Tumblr Wednesday to apologize for blocking its Wi-Fi users from accessing pro-choice and LGBT sites, like EDGE.

Au Bon Pain Blocks EDGE, Other LGBT News Content on Free WiFi

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 15
If you’re looking to catch up with the latest news from EDGE on your laptop while enjoying a croissant and hearty corn chowder, you may want to bypass national eatery Au Bon Pain.

Malaysia Bans Gay Characters From TV

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 9
Last week Malaysia’s government announced that it would ban gay characters from state television programs and radio shows.

Mo. School District Ordered to Replace Web Filter That Blocks Pro-Gay Sites

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 28
A judge has ruled that a Missouri school district must replace its Internet filter because it blocks several pro-gay websites but allows students to access anti-gay pages.

Toys ’R’ Us Targeted for Displaying Same-Sex Marriage Archie Comic

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 29
The anti-gay group One Million Moms is demanding Toys ’R’ Us remove an Archie comic book from its shelves which features a gay character getting married to his partner. The group previously attacked JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman.

ACLU Continues Push Against Anti-Gay Filters on School Computers

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 26
The ACLU has intervened at a California school where students were blocked from accessing sites addressing GLBT issues, while filters continued to allow access to sites that condemned gays or said they could be "cured."

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