News Brief: The Rentboy.com Scandal (Pt. 2)

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News Brief RentBoy Update

News Brief:  The Rentboy.com Scandal UPDATE (Pt. 2)

Following a raid on the New York headquarters of the gay website late August, Jeffery Hurant – along with six of his employees – were arrested.  Originally, the 50-year-old was facing accusations of prostitution, after accounts worth millions of dollars were frozen.

Five months later, however, things are not looking good for the former CEO, as fresh chargers were brought against him.  Hurant and Easy Rent Systems Inc. – who have since been named as a co-defendant – now face a three-count indictment, which includes both promoting prostitution and money laundering.  The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn.  The money laundering charge was not previously included in the original criminal complaint.

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News Brief: Greek Equality!

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News Brief Greek Equality

News Brief:  Greek Equality!

Greece’s parliament voted 193 to 56 to approve same-sex civil unions following a heated 10-hour debate, reported Politico.  Outside the government building, civil rights marchers held banners declaring, “Love is the Law,” but opponents, including the Orthodox Church, refused to yield in their virulent campaign to prevent the measure from becoming law.

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News Brief: Meet Venezuela’s FIRST Trans Congresswoman

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News Brief First Venezuelan Trans Congresswoman

News Brief:  Meet Venezuela’s FIRST Trans Congresswoman

In the wake of the historical outcome of Venezuelan parliamentary elections, which marks the first departure from Hugo Chavez’s revolution in 17 years, Tamara Adrian, a transgender woman, secured a seat as a member of the National Assembly.  “Yesterday, Venezuela demolished its own Berlin Wall,” Adrian told Out.  Her candidacy already represented a milestone in Venezuelan politics, but with her triumph she becomes the first transgender congresswoman of the nation.

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News Brief: Sugar Daddy Murder

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News Brief Sugar Daddy Murder

News Brief:  Sugar Daddy Murder

A gay millionaire from Houston has been murdered by a porn star, who later claimed he was the sole heir to the victim’s estate.

David Enrique Meza, 25, and his girlfriend 20-year-old Taylor Marie Langston, were incited last week for the murder of Jake Clyde Merendio, 25, who was found stabbed to death in Baja California, Mexico last May.

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News Brief: Kentucky’s Gov. $2M for Marriage Equality Fight

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News Brief:  Kentucky’s Gov. $2M for Marriage Equality Fight

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin could be ordered to pay more than $2 million to the team of attorney who represented the same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in the state’s case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Courier-Journal reported that as governor, Bevin has inherited a bill of $2,091,297 from the nine-lawyer team that successfully argued for the dissolution of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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