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On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend

Just in time for the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and gay-pride events across the U.S. this week, the data miners at Facebook FB +1.30% ran an analysis on their members. What percentage of Facebook users in America, they wondered, has at least one friend who has identified himself or herself on Facebook as gay, lesbian or bisexual?
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June 26, 2013
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June 25, 2013

Take part in #TestMe on National HIV Testing Day - June 27, 2013

A group of LGBT and allied bloggers is calling for people to post, blog, and tweet about their HIV tests on National HIV Testing Day (June 27th) using the hashtag #TestMe.

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Marriage equality, Exodus closes, and a gay Orthodox Jew gets a tattoo: This week's LGBT Religion News Summary

This week in LGBT religion: marriage equality, Exodus announces its closure, a gay Orthodox Jew gets a tattoo, and so much more.

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June 25, 2013

GLAAD, LGBT advocacy groups stand with civil rights orgs in disappointment at Supreme Court ruling on voting rights

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled against a central piece of the Voting Rights Act. This removes major protections on voting rights passed by Congress in 1965.

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LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

Washington, DC - Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

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