Thousands celebrate in Rio’s gay pride parade on Copacabana

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Thousands of revelers danced on Copacabana beach Sunday to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade despite deep funding cuts by the city.

Mayor Marcelo Crivella offered no city funding this year, but organizers said they were able to finance festivities with the support of private businesses and organizations.

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Issue 24.23: We Are Family

By : Jake Stevens
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Why having a family is easier than ever for Central Florida and Tampa Bay LGBTQ couples, MBA Orlando holds its Pride Gala, Mayor Kriseman wins re-election in St. Pete, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Father accused of killing 14-year-old son for being gay

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A Nevada man is accused of killing his 14-year-old son for being gay.

Henderson, Nev. police report that 53-year-old Wendell Melton shot and killed his son, Giovanni Melton, on Thursday.

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24.22: Served and Unprotected

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Equality Florida’s Todd Richardson shares his story of being discharged from the United States Air Force because he is gay, Chris King makes bid for FL governor, Metro Wellness celebrates 25 years, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 24.21: Deck The Hallows

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Why is Halloween like gay Christmas? Eric Rollings announces his run for Orange County Commissioner, Annie Hiotis joins EQFL board, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Issue 24.20: LGBTQ TV

By : Jake Stevens
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The new fall season brings back Will & Grace, and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen, Orlando police department hires new LGBT community liaison, Tampa Bay cleebrates 5 years of Big Gay Busch Gardens Day, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Issue 24.19: Taking Action

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Come Out With Pride wants you to keep dancing, but also to keep involved, Andy Cohen talks about his AC2 tour through Tampa with Anderson Cooper, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Come Out With Pride 2017 Guide

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Your guide to all of the great stuff happening with Come Out With Pride 2017. #KeepDancingOrlando.

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3rd Texas man admits hate-crime assaults on a gay men

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Chancler Encalade

PLANO, Texas (AP) – A third Texas man has pleaded guilty to hate-crime assaults on men because the victims were gay.

Chancler Encalade pleaded guilty Monday in Plano to assaulting men because they were gay. Previously, Nigel Garrett and Cameron Ajiduah entered similar pleas to crimes under the federal hate-crimes statute.

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Fans react to a fake coming out tweet from Shawn Mendes

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Shawn Mendes fans rallied together to stop a fake coming out tweet from spreading online.

“Guys my sexuality shouldn’t be anyone’s business. Yes, I’m gay and I’m proud,” the tweet reads.

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Fall Arts Guide 2017

By : Jake Stevens
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Fall is here and so is a new season of arts events! We’ve compiled a list of all the great stuff you’re going to want to see and experience.

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The Parliament House Footlight Theatre 2017-2018 Season Program

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All of the amazing theater shows happening at the Footlight Theatre!

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