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NOM-affiliated Ruth Institute gets caught pretending the Chicago Bears support its anti-gay message

The NOM's ITAF conference claimed two pieces of Bear's memorabilia were donated by the team and thanked them for supporting NOM's message. The Bears did not donate the items, nor do they support NOM's message.

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Take Action: LGBT Centers and Programs are in Jeopardy Across Texas

Both the Texas State Senate and the student government of Texas A&M University are considering bills which would be detrimental to LGBT centers within the state and the school.

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April 4, 2013

Story to Watch: Nicholas Coppola and His Struggle with Catholic Hierarchy Gains Wider Attention

The story of Nicholas Coppola, an openly gay Catholic man who was asked to leave his Long Island parish after marrying his boyfriend, continues to develop and spread to wider media sources.

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3 ways for Cardinal Dolan to show his 'love' for gay people

LGBT people are rightly getting tired of merely hearing of this so-called “love” from the Roman Catholic hierarchy, among other places. Especially when this “love” is followed by rejected calls for conversation, and no attempt at understanding, as it always has been. So does Cardinal Dolan actually love LGBT people? Or does he “love” LGBT people, as long as he doesn’t actually have to listen to any, or learn about their relationships, or speak with their children?
Washington Post
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April 4, 2013
April 4, 2013

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Honored With Plaque in Greenwich Village Church

PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford was honored with a plaque presented by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for her important work in making communities safer for LGBT people.

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Rutgers Basketball Coach Fired after Video Surfaces of Him Issuing anti-gay slurs to Players; GLAAD and The Tyler Clementi Foundation React

Rutgers fires head basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaces of him verbally abusing his players with anti-gay slurs.

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April 5, 2013

Religion News Summary: Supreme Court, Rainbow House, and Nicholas Coppola

This week's religion news summary includes Bishop Timothy Dolan's statement about LGBT inclusion--along with stories of LGBT Catholics who have experienced exclusion. A rainbow house across from the Westboro Baptist Church caused a media stir, and the SCOTUS cases drew the support of faith leaders from across the country.

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LA Weekly: A Gay Leader Emerges in the 'Hood

Asked if being poor, black and gay hurt him at the start of his career, author James Baldwin famously replied that his situation "was so outrageous ... you had to find a way to use it." Deshawn Cole knows outrageous and he, too, is trying to make the most of being a young, gay, black man — at Imperial Courts public housing project in Watts, where coming out has long been scorned as a manhood wasted.

LA Weekly
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April 4, 2013

Following Senator Mark Kirk's Marriage Support, Media can no Longer Treat Issue as Partisan

US Senator Mark Kirk, R-Ill., declared his support for marriage equality this week, offering yet more proof that the issue is now a truly bipartisan one

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