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December 19, 2013

Bishop Peggy Johnson: United Methodist Church laws are discriminatory against LGBT people

Bishop Peggy Johnson of Eastern Pennsylvania responded to a petition she received from the "clergy of the Philadelphi

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Vast majority of Louisianans support LGBT legal protections

Louisiana State University (LSU)'s Public Policy Research Lab recently found that the overwhelming majority of people in the state believe that transgender and gay communities deserve equal protection under the law.

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December 18, 2013

Pope Francis removes anti-LGBT cardinal from Vatican panel

Pope Francis has removed Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, and one of the more outspoken opponents of LGBT equality, as a member of the Congregation of Bishops.

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Cleveland rallies in the wake of murder of 2 transgender people

Cleveland lost two transgender women to murders that occurred within days of each other earlier this month. Now, advocates in Cleveland are rallying to advocate for their transgender neighbors.

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CNN gives Tony Perkins another chance to peddle his 'salacious propaganda'

Tony Perkins was on CNN again, using rhetorical acrobatics to connect the Utah ruling on the religious freedom of straight people to the LGBT community.

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Rev. Schaefer's 30 days are nearly up. Will he recant?

Rev. Frank Schaefer was found "guilty" of performing his son's wedding to another man by the United Methodist Church and given a 30-day suspension, at the end of which he was given the choice to renounce his ministry to the LGBT community or to be defrocked.

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Tell governors all over the US that "Our #OnlyWish" this holiday is equality

Marriage equality has yet to be made legal in 34 states. This holiday season, GLAAD has launched "Our Only Wish" campaign so you can tell those states' governors exactly what's on the top of your wish list—full equality for LGBT people and their families.

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