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Yes or No? Ireland Decides Whether to Legalize Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."

Moscow Bans Gay Pride for a 10th Time in a Row

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | May 22
It's been about a decade since LGBT people in Russia's capital of Moscow has seen a gay pride event.

Timeline of Landmarks in Ireland's Changing Attitude to Gays

NEWS | May 22
Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times.

Montreal Alouettes Sign Openly Gay Defensive End Michael Sam

NEWS | May 22
The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.

PopUps: You Can Buy Regina George's 'Mean Girls' Mansion for $14.8 M

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | May 22
"Grool" news everyone: If you've got $14.8 laying around you can buy the mansion featured in the 2004, still quotable film, "Mean Girls." How fetch!

President Palin?: Former Gov Hints at 2016 GOP Bid

NEWS | By EDGE | May 22
Is there room for one more in the GOP presidential hopeful clown car?

Sabra Hummus Commercial Features Same-Sex Couple

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | May 22
In a move that is sure to upset One Million Moms, Sabra Hummus showed support for the LGBT community by including a real-life same-sex couple in their latest ad.

Elderly Gay Couple Vacate Ersatz Adoption to Marry: Right Wingers Freak Out

NEWS | By EDGE | May 22
A Pennsylvania gay couple in their 70s who legally became father and son to protect inheritance rights, had their adoption decree vacated so they could legally marry. The right wing calls this incest.

5 Things to Know About Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum

NEWS | By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.

Amid Celebrity Show Offs, $30 Million Raised at AIDS Gala

NEWS | By Thomas Adamson | May 22
Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, & the aggressive banging of a hammer - the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama, with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal and more


Entertainment

Duggar Leaves FRC: Molestation Scandal Proves Too Much for Hate Group

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | May 22
The anti-gay Family Research Council will be operating minus one high profile mouthpiece: Josh Duggar, who was acting as the hate group's executive director resigned amid revelations of a past investigation involving him and underage sex abuse.


Business

CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

LEGAL | May 22
In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says that attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.


Technology

America's Bee Colonies Dying at an Alarming Rate

SCIENCE | May 22
Honey bees are an essential part of U.S. food production, but they're dying off at an alarming rate. And as Mark Albert reports, scientists don't know what's causing the sharp increase.


Finance

Clinton Says Childcare Needs to be a National Priority

SAVING | By Tammy Webber | May 21
Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care for their children.


Style

High in the Sky: Seasonal Cocktails at Manhattan's Best Rooftop Bars

FOOD/DRINK | By Winnie McCroy | May 22
Summer is finally here, and it's time to get as high as the sky! So head to SixtyFive (the new cocktail lounge at Rockefeller Center), the Press Lounge at Kimpton's Ink48 Hotel, or Hyatt's new Bar 54 -- and enjoy deliciously curated seasonal cocktails.


Health/Fitness

New National Survey Shows Most Women Don't Know Signs of Stroke

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | May 21
A new national survey reveals only 11 percent of women know the female-specific symptoms of stroke, which kills twice as many women a year as breast cancer. Knowing the first signs of stroke is crucial because there's only a three-hour window to get help.


Travel

Traveling with Pride: Boston

By Matthew Wexler | May 22
Who says that being gay and in your 40's can't be fabulous? Boston Pride turns 45 this year and Beantown is pulling out all the stops.


Nightlife

Rosie O'Donnell, Deborah Voight Perform at P-Town Hall

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | May 20
Summer 2015 kicks off with star-power in Provincetown this Memorial Day Weekend. Leading off for Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale's inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall season is comedian-actress Rosie O'Donnell and May 24 Melissa Ferrick.