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Wigged Out :: Hair Salon for Drag and With A Cause

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 30
On August 7, David Carver-Ford's Diva Hair opened for business. The new enterprise seeks to reach a clientele not often served by mainstream salons: Diva Hair will be a wig studio for drag performers and transgenders.

CA Pushes Statewide AIDS Plan

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 30
California lawmakers want to create a statewide plan to end the transmission of HIV, following similar plans adopted in New York and Washington state as well as by San Francisco officials.

Story(ies) That Blind Us

By Caleb Rainey | Aug 30
Either you are being told a story that values you and is meant to protect you, or yours is a story that justifies oppression. Either way, you are a character in that story, no matter how minor your role.

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

Aug 29
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Ahead of Pope's Visit to US, Some Friction Over LGBT Issues

By David Crary | Aug 29
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage.

Survey: Generation LOL Most Irked By Grammar, Spelling Slips

By Leanne Italie | Aug 29
It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Calls Broadway Debut 'Incredible'

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

Donald Trump Speaks at $100-per-person Event near Boston

By Jill Colvin | Aug 29
Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event - which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser - outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

Egypt Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Reporters to 3 Years in Prison

By Brian Rohan | Aug 29
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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