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October 28, 2013

Confronting the stigma of bisexuality

LGBT History Month is a time for us to recognize historic LGBT leaders and celebrate the progress made towards full LGBT equality. But the stigma towards bisexual people continues to hold back their authenticity.

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October 28, 2013

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act may reach the senate floor by Thanksgiving

Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will be bringing legislation banning anti-LGBT employment discrimination to the floor before Thanksgiving.
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October 28, 2013

Customers leave anti-gay note instead of gratuity after "excellent" service

A twenty year old Kansas man who is a server at Carrabba's Italian Grill was denied a tip by a couple he provided service to. The couple acknowledged the "excellent" job he did, but instead of acknowledging his excellent service by tipping him, the couple wrote him a message on the back of the check about their objection to his sexual orientation and used their understanding of God to support their decision not to tip.

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October 28, 2013

Transgender Colorado teen under suicide watch after harassment

A young transgender girl has been placed under suicide watch after a false story concocted by the Pacific Justice Ins

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October 28, 2013

Survey: LGBTQ youth are more inclined to report sexual harassment

Research and data collected as part of The Teen Health and Technology online survey has revealed that LGBTQ adolescents were more likely to report being sexually harassed when compared to their straight piers.

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October 28, 2013

Methodist Bishop defies Alabama Bishop and will preside at gay couple's wedding

Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert arrived in Birmingham Alabama on Friday to preside at the wedding of Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince on Saturday. It will be the first public marriage of a gay couple presided over by a United Methodist bishop.

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October 28, 2013

Nevada and Hawaii seek to overturn their states marriage equality ban in Federal Court

The Ninth Circuit Court will hear marriage equality cases from Nevada and Hawaii after district courts in those states declared that the bans on marriage equality were constitutional. A multitude of public figures, including Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, submitted legal briefs to the court in support of marriage equality.

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October 25, 2013

Report: A great majority of LGBT adults favor working in a marriage equality state

60 percent of gay and lesbian adults would reject a job promotion if it required them to move to a state where their marriage is not recognized (up from 33 percent last year).

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