Jesse Marie Connelly-Cohen

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7 fatal disasters that were blamed on homosexuality

Earlier this week, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional #188 derailed in Philadelphia on its way to New York after speeding up to more than 100 miles per …

Here's What the Supreme Court Could Do on Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court has yet to review any same-sex marriage cases this term, but that will soon change. The nation’s highest court announced Friday …

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Covered!

The first thing doctors always asks me after I tell them I'm gay: "When was the last time you had any blood work done?"<p>I'm not sure if this is standard protocol, ignorance or just hyper-sensitivity on my part, but I always expect it; it always happens, and I'm always a little peeved by it. But I'm …

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Brazilian Police Say Man Confessed To Being A Serial Killer In Rio De Janeiro

A man has reportedly confessed to Brazilian police that he was a serial killer and hit man responsible for the deaths of dozens of people, the BBC reported.<p>Sailson Jose Das Gracas, 26, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death. During his videotaped interrogation, Das …

Living in fear: Egypt's gay community

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> Two men exchange rings and hug in celebration aboard a Nile boat, as ululations fill the air and a traditional engagement song plays in the background.<p>But within days, their celebration has turned to shock and sadness: after a video of the "gay wedding" spread across Egyptian social …

Panel: California Students Not Learning Enough LGBT History

According to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars, California is not teaching students enough on the subject …

In Transgender Teen's Fight, Echoes Of Others

What happens in a small, semi-rural community in a southern state when an "out" transgender student decides to speak up for his civil rights?<p>Here in Gloucester County, Virginia, where I live — not far from the Historic Triangle of Yorktown-Williamsburg-Jamestown — the answer is that all hell breaks …

First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador in East Asia Sworn In

The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to serve in East Asia, Ted Osius III, was sworn in Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry, signaling another important step forward for LGBT rights in the region as well as for the government agency.<p>Osius, who will serve in Vietnam, now becomes the 7th …

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The “ex-gay” movement won’t give up

A desperate new billboard declares gays can’t be born that way<p>At a moment in our country's history when LGBT rights are surging forward, perhaps it's inevitable that the forces of bigotry would offer up a few last sad gasps. How else to explain the new billboard appearing in Richmond, Virginia, …

Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan’s only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday’s general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political agenda.<p>Ishikawa is keen for …

Make dinner simple with these easy weeknight chicken recipes

Don't have much time to make dinner during the week? Add these two quick and simple chicken dishes from George Mendes. Not only are they easy to make but they're full of Mediterranean flavors that your entire family will enjoy. Here, the chef and author of "My Portgual" shares his recipes for …

25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Caramel corn

Does it get any better than caramel corn? It's the sort of stuff that turns even sophisticated adults into greedy kids.<p>Caramel corn is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, ranging from quick and simple gifts (perfect if …

Butterscotch Cookies

Cream together the butter and both sugars until creamy or about 2-3 minutes.<p>Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.<p>In a separate bowl, combine the …

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