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Stonewall Attacker Sentenced to Jail Time

Christopher Orlando, 18, was sentenced Tuesday to two months in prison for attacking an openly gay man at the Stonewall Inn in 2010. The other man involved in the attack was previously sentenced and sent to prison for two years.

Associated Press
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January 3, 2012

Catholics Respond to Cardinal George's Defamatory Comparison

In the days following Chicago Cardinal Francis George’s comparison that the LGBT movement could “morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” LGBT-affirming Catholics have spoken out against such harmful words and for the unity of their church with the LGBT community.

Group Opposes Requirement for Peer Educators in NY

Planned Parenthood's STARS program in New York State is a peer education program that requires participants to attend LGBT-inclusive events in order to foster understanding of diversity, but the group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms opposes these requirements and intends to bring its concerns to the state legislature.

Lez Get Real
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December 28, 2011

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