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October 25, 2011

LA County Encouraging LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents

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Grassroots Group Named for Gay Soldier Speaks Out For Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Joining the ranks of marriage equality supporters is a grassroots organization called Andrew’s Round Table, formed this year by the parents of Corporal Andrew Wilfahrt, a 31-year-old gay soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in February.
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Story to Watch: NH Panel Votes on Repeal of Marriage Equality

On Tuesday, October 25, a New Hampshire House panel will vote on whether to recommend legislation that would repeal the state's 2009 law that legalized marriage equality.

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Story to Watch: Anti-Gay Groups Launch Campaign in Iowa Senate Race

The National Organization for Marriage, the activist group "The Family Leader," and the consulting firm The Concordia Group, have launched a new anti-gay campaign in the 18th District Senate race in Iowa.

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NC Students Rally Against Homophobia

As celebrities, television stations and millions of people around the country went purple for Spirit Day yesterday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, North Carolina State University students, staff and faculty were rallying in protest of an incident of anti-LGBT vandalism at the school.

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October 21, 2011

Senator Patty Murray in Purple for Spirit Day

Senator Patty Murray and staff supported Spirit Day.

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The Weather Channel, GMA, The View, The Talk, The Chew & Wendy Williams 'Go Purple' for Spirit Day

Daytime television's brightest stars were among the millions of Americans who wore purple for Spirit Day 2011. In doing so, they sent a powerful message of support to LGBT youth and took an important stand against bullying.
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