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Four Teens Beat Calgary Woman While Shouting Anti-Gay Slurs

An attack on a 17-year-old lesbian in Calgary, Canada is being investigated as a hate crime, CTV reports:

The 17-year-old lesbian was jumped late Thursday night, shortly after getting off a transit bus near her home.

The victim says a group of four teenagers attacked her, punching and kicking her several times, while using homophobic slurs.

She says one of the attackers recorded the beating on his phone.

Towleroad
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April 16, 2013
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Nike Wants to Sponsor First Major Out Pro Gay Athlete

When Rick Welts, the former Phoenix Suns exec, came out as gay, Nike executives asked him to send a message to "anyone thinking about becoming the first openly gay athlete in major U.S. team sports — the company wants him as an endorser," according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick, who talked to Welts, president of of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, this week.

The Advocate
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April 16, 2013
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Dominic Sheahan-Stahl's Live Through Love Foundation Announces First LGBT Scholarship Recipient

It was just a year ago when Sheahan-Stahl, a successful actor and performer, was invited by his high school—Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant, Michigan—to be the keynote speaker at the 2012 graduation. Now a year later, his Live Through Love Foundation is announcing its first scholarship to an openly LGBT high school student.

Yes, Focus on the Family, let's get the conversation started: Your Day of Dialogue is 'ex-gay' advocacy

For the past few years, the anti-LGBT organization Focus on the Family has been trying to rebrand the event once known as the Day Of Truth so that it seems much less dogmatic than it was when it was controlled by the "ex-gay" organization Exodus International. This cosmetic change is reflected in the new name that Focus on the Family gave its event: Day of Dialogue.

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