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LGBT senior citizens give couples' bowling new dimensions with virtual Exergaming

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Microsoft Xbox teamed up and the result is one of the coolest bowling leagues ever, and the fun’s just getting started.

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November 8, 2013

Gay California teacher and football coach harassed and fired

Burke Wallace was an English teacher and the head varsity football coach at Livermore Valley Charter Prep High School in 2012 until he was terminated because he is a gay man.

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November 8, 2013

Son of Illinois lawmaker who raced back to support marriage equality passes away

Illinois Rep. Naomi Jakobsson was caring for her son, Garret, who was extremely ill when the marriage equality bill came to a vote. She rushed in and out of the Illinois Capitol to cast her vote. Sorrowfully Rep. Jakobsson's son Garret has passed away at the age of 46.

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November 8, 2013

LGBT equality first order of business for Virginia Governor-Elect

Governor elect Terry McAuliffe assured Virginians he will live up to his campaign promises, one of which was to sign an Executive Order protecting all state employees, including LGBT employees, from employment discrimination.

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November 8, 2013

European Union recognizes persecuted LGBT Africans seeking asylum

The European Court of Justice voted to give political asylum to LGBT people who are being persecuted and jailed for violating anti-LGBT laws in African countries.

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Parents sue Christie over NJ "conversion therapy" ban

A couple in New Jersey is suing Governor Chris Christie over his signing of a bill that bans so-called conversion therapy, claiming it is an unconstitutional intervention by the state in how they raise their son.

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Trans community supported throughout the country for #TransWk

Transgender Awareness Week 2013 starts today, and people all over America are organizing events to educate the general public and raise visibility around issues facing transgender people.

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November 7, 2013

Eye on the Media: Pacific Justice Institute continues to bully transgender teenager

Increased transgender protections will likely capture media attention, especially with California's School Success and Opportunity Act, or AB1266, getting national coverage.

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