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Scott Adams and his Dilbert cartoon speak out against India's anti-gay law

Fans of cartoonist Scott Adams' Dilbert will recognize Dogbert, Asok the intern, and the comic's signature satirical wit. Many, however, may have been (pleasantly, I hope) surprised by the strip's recent tackling of international LGBT issues—namely, India's criminalization of gay couples.

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GLAAD Gold Medal Winner: ABC World News Tonight looks at violence against LGBT Russians

For focusing media attention on the violence and intimidation faced by LGBT Russians, ABC World News Tonight earns the GLAAD Gold Medal for LGBT inclusive coverage of the Olympics.

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VIDEO: LGBT and allied Catholics protest against bishop who performed 'exorcism' against marriage equality

Catholics and their allies protested last night against Illinois Bishop Tomas Paprocki, who performed an 'exorcism" against marriage equality as it was passing the Illinois legislature.
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Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen says "it's time to celebrate Michael Sam now"

On Monday, Dale Hansen, sportscaster for the Dallas news station WFAA TV Channel 8, announced his support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's coming out and criticized those who spoke out against having a gay teammate on his show Hansen Unplugged.
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Worldwide community stands with LGBT Ugandans on Global Day of Action

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) organized a successful Global Day of Action Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which took place Monday around the world.

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Salon challenges the men of the NFL to follow where the boys of Missouri have already led

Edward Wyckoff Williams wrote an essay for Salon.com that asks the question how Michael Sam was so successful in college, but faces claims of challenges in the professional leagues.

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Wade Davis and Sarah Kate Ellis on Michael Sam and LGBT athletes

After Michael Sam became one of the first NFL prospects who is openly LGBT, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate joined former professional football player and You Can Play Executive Director Wade Davis in discussing the news with mainstream media outlets.

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Kentucky could recognize marriages for same-sex couples

A federal judge today struck down Kentucky's ban on recognizing marriages for same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee to equal protection under the law.

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