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Kehinde Wiley, gay artist: shattering concepts of normalcy

Wiley's newest art exhibit, "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic," takes images of black men and women, often gay and dressed in hip hop and LA fashions, and uses them to appropriate white masterpieces of historical art.

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Ali Mafi: The comedy of a gay Muslim

Internationally recognized comedian Ali Mafi goes beyond his usual jokes and offers a realistic perspective on being an out gay Muslim.

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Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Lt. Dan Choi as Republicans attempt to ban same-sex weddings on military bases

As the Supreme Court has agreed to examine the issue of marriage equality, dot429 is looking back into its archive at the months before the court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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African-American and LGBT judicial nominees advance in the Senate

On Thursday, April 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Staci Michelle Yandle to the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Two days prior to the committee vote in favor of Yandle, state circuit judge Darrin Gayles had a hearing with the committee as a nominee for US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Culture

Buddy Cole flamboyantly takes on Sochi for Stephen Colbert

In a slightly—or rather, completely—satirical video that aired on Steven Colbert’s “The Colbert Report,” Buddy Cole went deep, deep undercover as a gay reporter. In “From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff),” Cole “infiltrates” the underground gay scene in Sochi.

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Politics

Russia’s Constitutional Court to review anti-gay law

On February 18, Russia’s Constitutional Court agreed to review the nation’s controversial anti-gay law banning “promotion” of homosexuality, to determine if it violates rights of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and protection from discrimination.

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Culture

School in Russia scrutinized by authorities for gay propaganda following Valentine's Day activity

A school in Russia has been accused of promoting gay propaganda on February 14 following complaints from parents who were upset that their children were receiving Valentine’s Day cards from kids of the same gender.

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Cities around the world protest against anti-gay Russia for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day on February 14, people around the world united to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a special Valentine’s kiss. Activists from cities around the world have been protesting in order to send the message to Russia that love can conquer hatred and fear.

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Op/Ed

Johnny Weir brings Winter Wonderland Fashion Week to Sochi Olympics

Johnny Weir is keeping mainstream media abuzz with his “Hunger Games” inspired Sochi wardrobe this week. As of February 13, Weir has not only been highlighted for his flamboyant fashion (and how it could be a glittering metaphor for freedom and rebellion—a big “F you” to Mother Russia’s current hateful state of anti-gay bigotry), but also for his excellence as a “fresh,” skilled commentator.

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