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Ashley Madison Looked to Hook Up with Grindr

By EDGE | Aug 28
Did Ashley Madison look to hook-up with Grindr? Forbes reported today that the adultery-enabling site looked to buy the gay-hook-up site earlier this year. If it had, imagine the fracas the hacker data dump would have had on the gay male community?

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Maryland AG Issues Guidance Against Police Profiling

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 29
After months of protest over police brutality and issues surrounding racial profiling, Maryland is issuing guidance to law enforcement officers about the acceptability of the practice.

AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Aug 29
The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

Europe's Migrant Crisis Brings Tragedy by Land and Sea

INTERNATIONAL | By George Jahn and Mohamed ben Khalifa | Aug 29
Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty.

It Gets Better for San Jose Under New Mayor

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 29
San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign due to a number of changes ushered in by Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Clerk Asks US Supreme Court to Intervene in Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Aug 28
Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Former Student at Elite Prep School Convicted of Sex Charges

CRIME | By Lynne Tuohy | Aug 28
A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl.

Senegal Activist: Release 7 Men Convicted of Gay Acts

INTERNATIONAL | By Carley Petesch | Aug 28
A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.

Cecil And Caitlyn Heat Up the Halloween Costume Wars Early

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Aug 28
The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head. And then there's Caitlyn.

Times Finds Rentboy Raid 'Peculiar,' CEO Jeffrey Hurant Defends Site

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Aug 28
The raid on Rentboy.com earlier this week has raised questions about the government prosecuting a company that provided escorts a cyber-space to do their business.

Bush Campaign Raffling Off Ticket to Colbert Debut

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Aug 28
Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity.

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