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October 22, 2013

Credit Suisse launches first-ever LGBT equality index and portfolio

Credit Suisse initiated the first index to track the fiscal performance of LGBT friendly companies.

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October 22, 2013
by GLAAD

NBCUniversal addressing anti-gay content in "Halloween Horror Nights" show at Universal Studios

NBCUniversal is addressing concerns regarding "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure," a show currently running during "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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PHOTO: Country superstar Shania Twain welcomes #SpiritDay sweepstakes winner

Larry took the Spirit Day pledge earlier this month to support LGBT youth and stand up against bullying by wearing purple. So, in return, he got a trip for two to Las Vegas, where he met country-pop musical sensation Shania Twain.

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October 22, 2013

Missouri Rep. Kevin Elmer is offended by high school's Gay-Straight Alliance t-shirts

A Missouri state representative tweeted a photograph of a high school student wearing a t-shirt supporting the school's GSA with the caption "Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay t-shirts".

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October 22, 2013

Transgender Russian woman, who took her own life after being fired, is honored in Red Square

LGBT advocates held a "Day of Remembrance" in Moscow's Red Square in honor of Dasha, who died by suicide due to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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October 22, 2013

LGBT Native Americans marry with the blessing of their tribes in Oklahoma

Jason Pickel married his longtime boyfriend, Darren Black Bear, in Oklahoma this weekend. The marriage took place on tribal land with the blessing of both the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

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October 22, 2013

GLSEN kicks off Ally Week

In October of 2005 GLSEN held it's first Ally Week to celebrate Allies committed to ensuring safe and effective schools for all and to encourage students to take action. Eight years later, Ally Week continues to gain the support of both LGBT and straight student allies.

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October 22, 2013

New Jersey couple featured by the NY Times married at last

New Jersey couple Shannon Connors and Sandy Stones, who were featured on the from the front page of the NY times when marriage equality New York was passed, were married over the weekend with a marriage license from their home state of New Jersey.

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