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March 1, 2012

LGBT Religion News Summary for March 1, 2012

Faith leaders from Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faith traditions weigh in on LGBT equality in Minnesota, where an amendment banning marriage equality has been proposed. Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) showed their support for LGBT equality in an overwhelming vote to oppose the amendment.
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Archie Comics Responds To American Family Association

"We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/One Million Moms feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people." - Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics.
Joe. My. God.
February 29, 2012

Why A Video Game Blockbuster Will Finally Allow You To Be A Gay Man

In the video game adventures of Commander Shepard, being a gay man was neither a matter of biology nor choice. It was a matter of programming. And the programming of Shepard's first video game, 2007's Mass Effect, made being gay impossible. And then things changed. The programming changed. You can play Shepard as if he is a gay man in next month's Mass Effect 3. Why? The people who make the game wouldn't say it's because they are advocates. Not quite. They have another reason.
February 28, 2012

Aziz Ansari to Host Benefit for LGBT Youth

Aziz Ansari will headline a special night of comedy to benefit Justin's Gift, an organization that works to create safe zones where LGBTQ kids can be themselves in a bully-free environment.
Rolling Stone
February 27, 2012


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