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Brittney Griner Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Interview with Sports Illustrated

Future Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner publicly announces the fact that she identifies as gay in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

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Catholic School Teacher Outed in Mother's Obituary and Fired. Students Rally Support.

Carla Hale was fired from her job as a physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a private Catholic school in Columbus, Ohio for being gay. Students have rallied around Carla. Jackson Garrity, a senior at Bishop Watterson organized a Change.org petition, asking to have Carla reinstated as a teacher at the school.

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Open letter to an anti-LGBT activist, on the eve of their wedding

As one of the country's most prominent anti-marriage activists is set to get married, Jeremy Hooper shares his congratulations, offers some words of advice, and includes a not-so-inspirational wedding day quote from Tony Perkins.
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McDonald's Restaurant In Washington Upholds Trans-Inclusive Restroom Policy

A McDonald's restaurant in Washington is upholding the state's non-discrimination policies with a letter, originally written in 2006, reminding customers and employees that they are free to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

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