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Top 10 Gay News Stories of 2012

By Steve Weinstein | Dec 29
Some bad, much good: 2011 will be remembered for giant strides all over the map, while contending with some very, very bad situations in Africa, the Middle East and in our own public schools. Here are the Top 10 gay-related stories of 2011.

From Grammy to Slammer :: Anti-Gay Singer Buju Banton Convicted, Faces 15 Years-Life

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 23
Jamaican singer Buju Banton has outraged gays with so-called "murder music," found vindication from the Grammy awards, and now, after a second trial in connection with allegations that he was involved in a cocaine purchase from undercover law enforcement officers, been found guilty on drugs charges.

Anti-Gay Rapper Looking at Life Sentence After Drug Bust

By Jennifer Kay | Feb 15
Grammy-winning singer Buju Banton checked out some cocaine, put some on his finger and tasted it - all of it caught on law enforcement video inside a Florida warehouse. Now he has another chance to explain why.

Anti-gay reggae artist to perform in Los Angeles

By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Nov 24
Capleton is scheduled to perform at the Cabana Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 25.

Buju Banton’s drug trial the talk of Jamaica

By David McFadden | Sep 27
The U.S. drug trial of reggae star Buju Banton is the talk of Jamaica, where islanders are debating his guilt or innocence on street corners, in offices, in letters to the editor and on social networking websites.

Anti-Gay Singer Buju Banton Faces Drug Trial in Fla.

By Jennifer Kay | Sep 20
Buju Banton, whose American tour was rocked by cancellations and protests because of his homophobic lyrics that advocated anti-gay violence, faces the prospect of time behind bars for carrying a firearm and allegedly dealing over 5 kilograms of coke.

Anti-Gay Musician Moved Pending Trial

Jan 7
Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton has been moved to Tampa in advance of a federal court appearance on drug charges.

Reggae star Banton will be transferred to Tampa

By Jennifer Kay | Dec 17
Grammy-nominated Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton will fight a drug charge against him in Tampa instead of Miami.

New Details Emerge in Anti-Gay Reggae Star’s Drug Bust

By Curt Anderson | Dec 15
Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is facing charges that he attempted along with others to buy a large quantity of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer.

Anti-Gay Reggae Star Faces Florida Drug Rap

Dec 14
Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is facing a drug charge in Florida.

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