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VIDEO: SC Senator thinks university is "recruiting lesbians" with LGBT symposium, program

"It's just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC Upstate is a glorification of same-sex orientation. That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way.' That's recruiting," said South Carolina state Senator Mike Fair (R), commenting on a segment of University of South Carolina Upstate's upcoming LGBT symposium. The one-woman show, satirically titled "How to Become a Lesbian in 10 days or Less," has been cancelled.

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#SafeBathroomsDC campaign using social media to increase the District's gender-neutral public bathrooms

The District of Columbia's Office of Human Rights (OHR) has launched its new Safe Bathrooms DC campaign, aimed at rapidly increasing the number of single-occupancy gender-neutral public bathrooms throughout the city.

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If law isn't anti-LGBT, why was Tony Perkins at the Mississippi signing?

FRC president Tony Perkins was at the Mississippi bill signing, joining local lawmakers and the governor for what they considered a triumphant moment. Tony was one of the only non-elected officials to be there. He had no real ties other than the fact that he, as one of the strongest practitioners of the anti-LGBT arts.

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April 4, 2014

GSAFE at Hartford School makes lasting change for LGBT students

Manchester High School in a central Connecticut town ten miles from Hartford has a GSA club with a 15 year legacy.

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NIKE, Starbucks, Columbia Sportswear and more urge marriage equality in Oregon

36 employers in Oregon filed a legal brief with the US District Court earlier this week urging the court to end the state's ban on marriage equality. Nike, Northwest Natural, Columbia Sportswear, Standard Insurance Company, and PGE are among those, all based in Oregon, who filed the amicus brief.

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April 3, 2014

Police release sketch of man who assaulted woman in anti-LGBT attack

Deputies at Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office released the sketch of a man that is believed to have assaulted a woman after calling her a gay slur.

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