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NBA player Roy Hibbert fined, apologizes for slur

The NBA has fined Roy Hibbert $75,000 after the Indiana Pacers center used a gay slur in one answer and a profanity in another during his news conference Saturday following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN
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June 3, 2013
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Roman Catholic priest removes Boy Scout troop, writes anti-gay letter

A priest in Bremerton, Washington, has discontinued his parish's sponsorship of a Boy Scout troop in the wake of a vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts, while keeping the ban on gay Scout leaders. In a letter to parishioners, Fr. Derek Lappe demonstrates his animus toward LGBT people as a rationale for disassociating Our Lady Star of the Sea from the Boy Scouts.

Gay Catholic priest comes out after anonymously publishing book two years ago

In 2011, the book Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay Catholic Priest was anonymously published, and distributed around the world. The book was republished a month ago – this time, with a name in the same place that once said anonymous. Gary Meier is a now openly gay Catholic priest from St. Louis, Missouri who has decided to end his silence in the name of the equality for the LGBT community.

Church of Scotland votes to allow gay ministers

The Church of Scotland's ruling General Assembly has voted to allow actively gay men and women to become ministers.

Assembly commissioners in Edinburgh voted in favor of a proposal that allows liberal parishes to opt out of the church's policy on homosexuality.

BBC
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May 20, 2013

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