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Gay-themed group denied charter and Point Loma Nazarene University

Some students at Point Loma Nazarene University are calling for change after a failed attempt to form a gay-themed student group. Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus. "I've gotten messages on Facebook ... warning me that I'm going to hell," said Lewis. The school is associated with the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Christian denomination. To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.

 

ABC 10 News San Diego
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December 12, 2012

Syracuse mayor signs law protecting gender expression

Mayor Stephanie Miner today signed a new local law that extends civil rights to all people regardless of gender expression. The law, which passed the city council 7-1 last month, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s “actual or perceived sex, or their gender identity or expression.”

The Post-Standard
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December 12, 2012

Transgender Player Gabrielle Ludwig Mocked By ESPN Radio Hosts; Outlet Calls For Their Suspension

A gay sports outlet has called for the suspension of ESPN Radio/Washington D.C. hosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin for mocking transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig. (Hear the segment above.) Ludwig, 50, of Fremont, Calif., earned national attention last week when she made her debut for Mission College in the Bay Area 32 years after playing as a man in college. (Watch the video below.) Outsports says Czaban and Pollin committed a flagrant foul on their Thursday show, referring to Ludwig as "he/she" and "it" while making snide remarks about her appearance.

Huffington Post
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December 11, 2012

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