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Baltimore police form new advisory council on LGBT issues

The Baltimore Sun – Baltimore, Md. – Kevin Rector (krector@baltsun.com) Making good on a promise by Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts after the severe beating of a gay East Baltimore man, the city Police Department announced Friday a special advisory council to help improve its relations with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. […]

D.C. paid anti-gay gospel singer $80,000

The Washington Blade – Washington, D.C. – Lou Chibbaro Jr. LGBT activists have expressed concern that the D.C. government paid $80,000 this year for a performance at the city’s annual Emancipation Day celebration by a gospel singer who has publicly called for gays to abandon the “homosexual lifestyle.” Internationally acclaimed gospel singer and musician Kirk […]