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February 6, 2014

LGBT exclusion leads NYC mayor to bow out of St. Patrick's Day Parade

At a City Hall news conference, Mayor de Blasio stated “I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade in their exclusion of some individuals in this city”.

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News and social media outlets charged with violating Russia's anti-gay law

A newspaper editor, the creator of an online support group, and a ninth grade girl have faced varying punishments so far for allegedly spreading "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors.

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February 4, 2014

Scotland passes marriage equality

The law will take effect by the end of this year making Scotland the 17th country to pass marriage equality.

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TAKE ACTION: Use Principle 6 graphics to support global equality at the Olympics

The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi are just a few days away, and Principle 6 provides an opportunity to shed light on the oppressive anti-gay laws affecting millions of Russian citizens, visiting fans and athletes.
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Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis releases statement to People en Español, The Advocate

Juan Pablo Galavis, star of ABC's The Bachelor, addressed his recent comments on LGBT people and what he's learned in People en Español. An english translation of his comments was posted today on Advocate.com.

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AT&T becomes first major US corporation to urge equality in Sochi

Today, in a post titled "A Time for Pride and Equality," AT&T became the first major US corporation to denounce the draconian anti-gay law in Russia, in anticipation of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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February 4, 2014

Son of Indiana lawmaker 'devastated' that his own father voted against marriage equality

Christopher Smith is the openly gay son of Indiana lawmaker Milo Smith.

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