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Study Shows Anti-LGBT Slurs Still Used for Harm

Celebrities, both LGBT-identified and not, have been rightly called out for using slurs or terms that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes about LGBT people. And while some have defended this usage, claiming that words such as "F*g" or "tra**y" do not spur hate and harm, a new study is proving otherwise.

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January 24, 2012

Beginners, Albert Nobbs, and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Receive 2012 Oscar Nominations

The 84th Academy Award nominations were announced today, and Christopher Plummer, Glenn Close, Rooney Mara, and Janet McTeer all received nominations for their roles as LGBT characters.

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Welcoming Church Sunday Celebrates LGBT Inclusion with Worship and Prayer

The last Sunday of January has been designated annually as Welcoming Church Sunday, a day on which congregations—across denominations--celebrate and reaffirm their support for the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the church.

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Ask This Ark. Newspaper to Print Gay Couple's Engagement Announcement

The Northwest Arkansas Times refuses to print the engagement announcement of a gay couple, citing state law which does not legally recognize the marriages of loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. In similar situations, other newspapers have opted to stand in favor of inclusivity and against discrimination. A new Change.org petition encourages the Northwest Arkansas Times to join the ranks of those newspapers that practice inclusivity in spite of state laws that aren't quite there yet.

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January 24, 2012

What to Watch: Tuesday, January 24

Tonight catch new episodes of 90210, Tabatha Takes Over, White Collar and Southland.

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