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These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

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Touching Photographs of Gay and Lesbian Couples in the 1980s

For <i>At Home with Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America</i>, Massachusetts-based photographer Sage Sohier captures quiet moments in the domestic …

United Nations to recognise gay marriages of all its staffers

Policy expanded to include not just the marriages of staffers who come from countries where gay marriage is legal<p>The United Nations has decided to recognise the gay marriages of all its staffers, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday.<p>Previously, the United Nations only recognised the …

New York State Assembly Passes Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

The legislation, or the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in New York, but must now be approved by the state Senate.<p>The New York State Assembly approved legislation Tuesday that would finally add gender identity …

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Lawsuit challenges North Dakota gay marriage ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to wed in their home state. A federal judge also struck …

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Aftershocks of Utah's same-sex marriage decision felt in Kentucky

This week Kentucky was on the brink of recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states as legal.<p>That is, right up until Wednesday, when the same federal judge who thunderously struck down the state's ban in February decided to put a temporary hold on his own decision. Gay and lesbian …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

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Australian court strikes down gay marriage

Australia's highest court has struck down a landmark law that allowed the country's first gay marriages.<p>Dozens have wed in the nation's capital, but those marriages will be annulled in light of Thursday's ruling, which found that the country's parliament - not state and territorial authorities - …

Indian LGBT activists outraged as supreme court reinstates gay sex ban

Protesters gather in Delhi to denounce ruling overturning high court's decision in 2009 to decriminalise homosexual relations<p>First there was surprise, then shock, then anger. By nightfall thousands across India had taken to the streets in spontaneous protests against an unexpected supreme court …

Gay rights activists take to streets in India

Demonstrators in Delhi call for end to all forms of discrimination in India against gay men, lesbians and transgender people<p>Gay rights activists sang songs and carried rainbow-coloured flags while marching to the beat of drums on Sunday, as they paraded through India's capital to demand an end to …

Hawaii Senate Sends Marriage Equality Bill To Governor

The Hawaii Senate voted in favor of an amended marriage equality bill, sending the measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Marriages will begin Dec. 2. Update -- President Obama says "freedom and equality affirmed."<p>Marriage equality will soon be the law of the land in Hawaii -- arguably, the state where …

Olympic Sponsors Stand By Sochi Games As Criticism Of Anti-Gay Law Mounts

Coca-Cola and McDonalds condemned Russia's new law banning public LGBT advocacy Tuesday. But they aren't calling on Vladimir Putin's government to repeal it before February's games.<p>The intensifying reaction against Russia's treatment of the LGBT community is beginning to bear on the International …

The case for gay rights and avoiding Russia: ‘If you’re going to boycott Russia, please don’t do it quietly’

I am a long-time Russophile. As a child, I yearned to play the violin part of Prokofiev's exuberant <i>Peter and the Wolf</i> (an ambition I never came anywhere near achieving). But if I was a lazy violin student, I was a diligent reader and, as an undergrad, I fell for Leo Tolstoy. I was entranced by the …