Posts by Nicholas Coppola

Bisexual speed skater takes home the gold in Sochi

February 10, 2014

Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst, who is open about her bisexuality, won first place Sunday in the 3,000-meter competition in Sochi.

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February 6, 2014

LGBT exclusion leads NYC mayor to bow out of St. Patrick's Day Parade

At a City Hall news conference, Mayor de Blasio stated “I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade in their exclusion of some individuals in this city”.

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February 4, 2014

Son of Indiana lawmaker 'devastated' that his own father voted against marriage equality

Christopher Smith is the openly gay son of Indiana lawmaker Milo Smith.

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February 4, 2014

Mennonites consider ordination of first openly gay minister

Theda Good, an openly gay staff member and licensed as “pastor of nurture and fellowship”, at the First Mennonite Church of Denver, has been nominated to be ordained. If Theda Good and her supporters are successful, she will be the first openly gay person to be ordained by the Mennonite Church.

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January 31, 2014

TAKE ACTION: Today is "Stand with Mr. Z" day!

In response to the recent firing of Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal, Mark Zmuda, student leaders have organized Z Day 2014 in support of their beloved educator, who was terminated for legally marrying his husband.Read More

January 29, 2014

"The Heroines of My Life" interviews trans advocate Stephanie Battaglino

In an interview conducted by the website The Heroines of My Life, LGBT advocate Stephanie Battaglino shared her story of coming out as transgender at her workplace. In the interview, Stephanie spoke about the concerns she had as she prepared to come out as transgender. She discussed the many positive changes she has been able to bring about since her coming out, as well as the opportunities to continue working towards transgender awareness and the need for LGBT equality.

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January 28, 2014

Kan. follows SD introducing bills supporting discrimination against the LGBT community

Kansas State Rep. Charles Macheers introduced a bill that would permit discrimination by businesses, groups, and those who do not want to serve LGBT married couples. Kansas follows South Dakota who introduced similar legislation only days earlier.

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January 27, 2014

South Dakota considers bill to allow discrimination against LGBT people

South Dakota State Senator Ernie Otten, with lead support from Rep. Steve Hickey, introduced two bills in the South Dakota Legislature attempting to allow clergy, church officials and businesspeople to refuse to take part in the marriages or receptions of loving LGBT couples with the justification that it would protect their religious beliefs.

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