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Gay rights cases could trail Obama in Africa

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent.
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May 31, 2013

TAKE ACTION: Tell StudentsFirst that an anti-gay politician is not 'education reformer of the year'

A Tennessee family has started a petition calling StudentsFirst to retract a supporter of Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill, which stated that teachers should not be able to talk about any type of sexuality that isn't, "related to natural human reproduction." GLAAD is calling upon allies and members of the LGBT community to sign the petition, and bring awareness to the anti-LGBT sentiments and legislation that Ragan has openly defended.

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Untold tragedy: victims of the UpStairs Lounge arson fire have their story shared after 40 years of silence

This crime was the deadliest attack on the LGBT population in United States history. 32 people dead, 40 years of silence, and 1 man who chose to create a musical dedicated to the lives that were forgotten.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.

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Anti-LGBT activists claim cartoon show 'SheZow' will confuse children about gender

The upcoming cartoon show, SheZow, is drawing attention from anti-LGBT activists who claim that the main character, a 12-year-old superhero, will confuse children about gender.

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May 30, 2013

The clock is ticking for marriage in Illinois

Famous Illinoisans from Preisident Obama to Senator Mark Kirk, to sports legends Richard Dent and Ernie Banks have stated their support for marriage equality, and advocates for the freedom to marry say they do have the votes they need to pass the measure in the House. Now they just need the opportunity.
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