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Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill in the Blank

By Mark Mendoza | Feb 26
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

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'Black Madam': I've Been Haunted Since Butt-Injection Death

CRIME | By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 26
A transgender hip-hop performer who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial Thursday she has been haunted since the 2011 death of a client she injected with low-grade silicone.

Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill in the Blank

NATIONAL | By Mark Mendoza | Feb 26
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

SC School Bans Homosexuality, Gay Athlete Speaks Out

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Feb 26
Following a 2014 profile of two out college volleyball players for South Carolina's Erksine College in Outsports, the school has issued a statement saying that the student body are expected to follow their interpretation of the Bible.

Anti-Gay Irish Marriage Group: Homosexuality Causes Cancer

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 26
Members of an anti-gay marriage group based in Ireland have been handing out pamphlets that claim gay men and women die younger than their straight counterparts, are susceptible to cancer and are more likely to abuse children.

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

NATIONAL | By Anne Flaherty | Feb 26
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

Chiu Bills Would Helps LGBTs

LOCAL | By Mathew S. Bajko | Feb 26
State agencies would be required to collect LGBT demographic information and laws regarding the rights of parents who use assisted reproduction, as well as sperm donors, would be modernized under legislation being introduced Thursday.

Lawyer: HIV Assault Ruling Could End All Such Military Cases

AIDS | By Roxana Hegeman | Feb 26
The highest U.S. military court's reversal of a Kansas airman's aggravated assault conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces, his attorney said.

Justices Appear to Favor Muslim Denied Job Over Headscarf

WORKPLACE | By Mark Sherman | Feb 26
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito indicated Wednesday that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. She didn't get hired.

NC State Senate Approves Court Employees Not Performing Gay Marriages

NATIONAL | Feb 26
Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation given the state Senate's approval.

Rabbi Who Presided Over Gay Wedding Leads House in Prayer

RELIGION | By Eva Ruth Moravec | Feb 26
The rabbi who defied Texas' same-sex marriage ban and wed a lesbian couple last week led the morning prayer in the Republican-dominated Texas House on Wednesday, catching supporters of the prohibition off-guard.

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