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Derrick Gordon, a guard at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has come out to ESPN as the first openly gay male NCAA Division I basketball player.
The mother of a transgender student at George Fox University, a conservative Christian college in Oregon, has started an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to ban her son from residing in an all-male dorm on campus.
"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.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied this week to consider a highly publicized case that would examine religion and LGBT equality.
#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.
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.