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Eddie Murphy bows out as Oscar host

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian Eddie Murphy bowed out on Wednesday as host of the upcoming Oscars, one day after producer Brett Ratner who had lured Murphy into the role also exited following an uproar over his use of a gay slur. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett…

Taiwan presidential candidate refuses to answer question about her sexuality

A would-be presidential candidate in Taiwan on Saturday refused to answer questions over her sexual orientation and lashed out at a political leader who had asked her to clarify whether she was gay. “I don’t want to answer his question and I most certainly won’t do it. If I answer…

For shame, St. Edward’s

Well, this is incredibly frustrating news to hear about my alma mater. St. Edward’s University has notified an organization that advocates for the rights of gays and lesbians that it will not be allowed to participate in an upcoming nonprofit internship fair because it does not fit in with the…

Obama, lawmakers reach deal to repeal military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

President Barack Obama’s administration reached a deal with top lawmakers in Congress designed to end a US ban on gays serving openly in the military. Obama vowed to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians to hide their orientation or face expulsion from the military,…

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