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January 24, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School students continue to "make a mess" to bring back fired teacher

Eastside Catholic High School students continue to speak out in support of fired vice principal Mark Zmuda.

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January 23, 2014

Goldie Hawn on Nigeria: "STOP these atrocities!"

Movie star, philanthropist and Founder of The Hawn Foundation, Goldie Hawn is sending a message of support to LGBT Nigerians after meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Yesterday Hawn tweeted a picture of the meeting then quickly apologized stating she was unaware of the anti-LGBT bill he signed earlier this month.

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Nevada invokes tired old stereotypes to say everything that marriage is not

The Attorney General of Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto (D), filed a 55-page brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week in which she urged that the state's ban on marriage equality--part of Nevada's constitution--be upheld. In this document, she expressed an interest "to protect and perpetuate traditional marriage," and proceeded to define "what marriage is not."

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January 23, 2014

Thousands throw stones in Nigerian court to urge speedy trials and executions of gay men

Yesterday, thousands of people threw stones at the Shariah court in Nigeria to speed up the trails and eventual executions of 11 men who served as members of LGBT organizations.

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January 23, 2014

Virginia's Attorney General will not defend Marriage Equality ban

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring has changed his position on marriage equality by stating that his office will no longer continue to defend Virginia’s ban on marriage equality.

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January 23, 2014

20-year-old LGBT advocate in Azerbaijain takes his own life with a rainbow flag

Isa Shakhmarli, a 20 year-old LGBT advocate from Azerbaijan took his own life by hanging himself with a rainbow flag. Isa served as Chairman of Azerbaijan Free LGBT Organization.

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January 23, 2014

Another Methodist Minister on trial for officiating son's marriage to the man he loves

United Methodist minister and former dean of Yale Divinity, Rev. Thomas Ogletree, will be tried by a church council because he officiated at his son’s marriage to the man he loves.

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Snapshots: Meeting with CeCe McDonald, explaining what Grantland got wrong, and connecting The Bachelor with LGBT Latino families

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.
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