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Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 19
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond Quits as Scotland's Leader

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Sep 19
Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

Support is growing for these drag queens

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

view of police treating the victims after the attack

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 19
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President's Room Over Anti-Gay Stance?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
Officials from a hotel in Irving, Texas, reportedly canceled a room booked by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni because of a controversial anti-gay bill he supported and because his stay may spark protests near the establishment.

Pope Francis drinks from a mate gourd, a traditional South American cup, he was offered as he arrived for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 19
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Scots Reject Independence in Historic Vote

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Sep 19
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Wanted in Mexico: Singer to be Fined for Disrespecting Flag

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 19
Mexican officials are seeking to slap Miley Cyrus with a fine for getting spanked on stage with the country's flag.

Anti-Gay Billboard Stirs Debate in Tennessee

NATIONAL | Sep 18
An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville.

Triumeq to End Gilead's Monopoly on Single-Tablet HIV Meds

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
The recent approval of ViiV Healthcare's once-daily, single-tablet anti-HIV regimen, Triumeq, will mean that the market monopoly currently held by Gilead Sciences will soon come to an end.