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Writer sees growing gay acceptance among Mormons

Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Last week, he unveiled “Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction,” which he edited with Jeff Laver of Salt Lake City and Johnny Townsend of Seattle.

The book features 25 short stories and four plays, each work exploring how it felt to be gay in families, or at church, or on missions.

Religion News Service
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August 6, 2013

Op-ed: Striking Olympic gold

Imagine this: it’s the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A huge television event, watched the world over. The American Olympians join the proud march of nations. They’re our emissaries, our exemplars. And as the television cameras zoom in on Team U.S.A., one of its members quietly pulls out a rainbow flag, no bigger than a handkerchief, and holds it up. Not ostentatiously high, but just high enough that it can’t be mistaken. Another American follows suit. Then another, and another.

The New York Times
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August 6, 2013

GLAAD to Donald Trump: Tell the Family Leadership Summit that being gay is not a public health risk

Donald Trump is headlining the Family Leadership Summit, appearing along side a who's-who of anti-LGBT leaders. Will he fall in line, or will he be the voice of reason in the room?

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Will Jeff Bezos Change The Washington Post’s Caution On Marriage Equality?

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is buying the Washington Post and some other assorted properties for $250 million (or about one quarter what Instragram feteched when it was bought). Already the speculation is swirling as to whether or how Bezos will change the paper, but the most interesting question is what impact he may have on the Post’s stand on marriage equality.

Queerty
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August 6, 2013
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August 6, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Rusa LGBT, Josh Thomas, and Molotov

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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August 5, 2013

Laverne Cox, "Orange Is the New Black" cast discuss prison on Melissa Harris-Perry

On Sunday morning, Orange Is the New Black cast members Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, and Kate Mulgrew appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry along with Piper Kerman (on whose memoir the show was based) to discuss the show and its portrayal of the prison system.

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United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association dumps Russian vodka in response to anti-LGBT laws in Russia

The United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association (URTO) along with their President, Paul Hurley, held a press conference at Desmonds Steak House with LGBT activists as they dumped Russian made vodka into the streets of Manhattan. This public display of protest occurred in response to the anti-LGBT action occurring in Russia.

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