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Robin Williams

FRC Member Compares Robin Williams' Struggles to Homosexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 20
A member of the Family Research Council used Robin Williams' death to promote conversion therapy.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

Latest Ferguson Protests Are Smaller, More Subdued

By Nigel Duara | Aug 20
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left.

111-Year-Old From Japan Recognized as Oldest Man

By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 20
A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

Indiana Told to Honor Other States' Gay Marriages

By Ken Kusmer | Aug 20
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.

Madonna

Madonna Items Going Up for Auction

Aug 20
Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that items from Madonna's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7-8.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Tyler Clementi

Family of Rutgers Student Receives Gay Pride Award

Aug 20
The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.

Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.