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May 22, 2013

Anti-gay activists only present less than 19,000 signatures to Boy Scouts

Anti-gay activists from Alliance Defending Freedom presented less than 19,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America requesting that they keep in place their anti-gay membership policy. This compared to the 1.8 million presented in a petition by Scouts for Equality.

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Woman honored for LGBT health issues work

When Caitlin Ryan was a teenager in the 1960s, "lesbian" and "bisexual" weren't in the mainstream lexicon. The library was virtually the only place someone could go for accurate information about homosexuality. And when she came out to her own parents, they had no idea how to react.

The San Francisco Chronicle
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May 22, 2013
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Leahy withdraws gay couples amendment in immigration bill

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced, but ultimately withdrew, an amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation's immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries.
USA TODAY
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May 22, 2013
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Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

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May 21, 2013

Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to

Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

 

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Dr. Phil promotes GLAAD campaign and calls for equality in the #BoyScouts

This Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Today, Dr. Phil tweeted out his support for equality in the Boy Scouts, as well as posting a longer message to his official Facebook.
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May 21, 2013

VIDEO: Exclusive hidden camera footage of Eric Jones being kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay

Thanks to newly-released hidden camera footage, now all Americans can watch the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fire Eric

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