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COMMENTARY: UNAIDS Caribbean controversy, Part II

The UNAIDS fiasco of sponsoring a book launch last week in a country that prohibits entry to the individuals on whom the book is partially based, is now widely known.

Gay couple sue after cabbie kicks them out for kissing

CHICAGO -- Lambda Legal today filed a complaint on behalf of Steven White and Matthew McCrea, a gay couple who were unlawfully refused service and forced to exit a Sun Taxi operated taxi-cab after they exchanged a kiss.

"A taxi-cab company, like any other business in Illinois that offers services to the public, is bound by the Illinois Human Rights Act to not discriminate based on sexual orientation, among other protected categories," said Christopher Clark, senior staff attorney for Lambda Legal.

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Hawaii resumes marriage debate in special session today

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HONOLULU -- Hawaii returns to the marriage-equality debate today when lawmakers return to the state Capitol for a special session called by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat who wants gay and lesbian couples to have the right to marry.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Marlon Riggs | VIDEO

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

Mass gay wedding planned in Australia ahead of court fight

CANBERRA, Australia -- Gay and lesbian couples are planning to join in on a mass same-gender marriage ceremony on Dec. 7 as the Australian government plans a court fight to stop the nuptials.

ACT, the territory encompassing the nation's capital of Canberra, legalized marriage equality this week and the new law was immediately challenged to the High Court of Australia.

Today, the High Court resisted government efforts to expedite the case and adjourned the matter until Nov. 4. Australian media are reporting that hearing now are most likely to be set in early December.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Sally Ride | VIDEO

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

Sally Ride was the first female American astronaut in space.

GLAAD's What To Watch This Weekend | VIDEO

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San Diego Women's Chorus hires assistant director

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) has hired Kathleen Hansen as its first-ever assistant artistic director. After an extensive search process, SDWC’s board of directors extended the offer to Hansen, who started in the position Oct. 19.

Hansen will work closely alongside longtime SDWC artistic director Christopher Allen to provide additional musical assistance and support to SDWC’s growing membership and will make her debut with the chorus at the chorus’ winter concert “Light Up the World” on Dec. 7 and 8.