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Scottish independence referendum Yes supporter 83-year-old Edinburgh resident Isabelle Smith

Scots Decide Whether to Declare Independence

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state.

ISIS Militant: Gays are Pedophiles, 'The Worst of Creatures'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A militant allegedly connected with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria condemned the LGBT community, comparing gays to pedophiles, called them "animals" and said they are "the worst of creatures."

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

President Barack Obama

Ebola Survivor: No Time to Waste as Obama Ups Aid

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 17
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Puerto Rico will become the new center for HIV vaccine research

Puerto Rico To Become Center of HIV Vaccine Research

AIDS | By EDGE | Sep 16
Governor Alejandro GarcĂ­a Padilla of Puerto Rico announced that the island will become a center for research and development for the generation of a prophylactic vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS.

Bruce Aylward, left, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, is sitting next to British Valerie Amos, right, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

INTERNATIONAL | By John Heilprin and Krista Larson | Sep 16
The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

This sign reads, 'homosexuality is a threat to the nation'

Kazakhstan Politician Wants Blood Test for Gay 'Degenerates'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 16
A politician from Kazakhstan claims that "blood tests for degeneratism" can weed out gays, and that homosexuality should be made illegal.

Tyler Maddick

UK Photographer Blinded in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
A gay photographer from the United Kingdom was left blind in one eye after an allegedly anti-gay attack that occurred last week.

President Barack Obama

US to Assign 3,000 From US Military to Fight Ebola

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 16
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

Bailey's means you're gay?

Cameroon Man Jailed for Ordering 'Gay' Bailey's Irish Cream

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
A man was arrested in Cameroon after he was caught drinking Bailey's Irish Cream, an Irish whiskey and cream-based liquor that apparently only gays and women imbibe.