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October 22, 2013

Transgender Russian woman, who took her own life after being fired, is honored in Red Square

LGBT advocates held a "Day of Remembrance" in Moscow's Red Square in honor of Dasha, who died by suicide due to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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October 22, 2013

LGBT Native Americans marry with the blessing of their tribes in Oklahoma

Jason Pickel married his longtime boyfriend, Darren Black Bear, in Oklahoma this weekend. The marriage took place on tribal land with the blessing of both the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

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October 22, 2013

GLSEN kicks off Ally Week

In October of 2005 GLSEN held it's first Ally Week to celebrate Allies committed to ensuring safe and effective schools for all and to encourage students to take action. Eight years later, Ally Week continues to gain the support of both LGBT and straight student allies.

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October 22, 2013

New Jersey couple featured by the NY Times married at last

New Jersey couple Shannon Connors and Sandy Stones, who were featured on the from the front page of the NY times when marriage equality New York was passed, were married over the weekend with a marriage license from their home state of New Jersey.

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LISTEN: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves debuts one of country music's first-ever LGBT-affirming singles

Rising country starlet and Spirit Day Ambassador Kacey Musgraves today debuted her new single, "Follow Your Arrow," one of the genre's first LGBT-affirming songs.

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Illinois marches on Springfield for marriage equality

The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on October 22, the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. The "March on Springfield" is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Illinois Senate Bill 10, the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."

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October 20, 2013

Bishop will perfom marriage ceremony for two Alabama men, defying church law

Retired Tennessee Bishop Melvin Talbert will perform a wedding service for Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince, defying te

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