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Russian LGBT Group Urges 'Do Not Boycott The Olympics - Boycott Homophobia!'

In a press release posted to Facebook today, The Russian LGBT Network responded to recent calls for the boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Gamesin support of LGBT Russians and disapproval of the nation's recently enacted anti-gay laws that make it a crime in Russia to spread "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors."

Towleroad
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July 31, 2013
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Study: Gay and lesbian teachers fear retaliation in face of homophobia at school

According to a recent study, LGBT teachers are less likely to intervene when they encounter homophobia in the classroom or staff rooms - often in fear of losing their jobs.

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Mexican rock band Molotov to remove anti-gay slur from track, speak out against anti-LGBT violence during national tour

Popular Mexican rock band Molotov's today decided to remove the anti-gay slur "maricón" from its 1997 song "Puto" during this summer's Jägermeister Music Tour. Along with removing "maricón," from the "matarile al maricón" lyric, the band will introduce the song during the tour with a message of support for LGBT people. The band will be donating some of the tour's proceeds to LGBT organizations and to help Esteban Navarro, the young victim of a recent anti-gay attack in Chile.

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Palm Center, known for DADT research, receives $1.35 million for trans military service studies

On July 30, 2013, it was announced that the Palm Center, best known for its extensive research that revealed the discriminatory and baseless nature of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, will receive $1.35 million in grants from the Tawani Foundation to conduct studies on transgender service in the U.S. military.

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Court rules lesbian widow must receive survivor’s benefits

A federal court has determined that a lesbian widow is entitled to her late spouse’s benefits partly on the basis that Illinois civil union law is sufficient for federal purposes — a view that differs from the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.

Washington Blade
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July 30, 2013
July 29, 2013

Betty Crocker toasts marriage equality with wedding cake tasting

Same-sex couples marrying on August 1st taste-test cakes at the Betty Crocker Kitchens for their wedding ceremonies.

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July 29, 2013

Pope Francis brushes aside anti-gay past, claims no judgment against gay people

During a Monday press conference, Pope Francis responded to questions about a reported "gay lobby" within the Vatican.

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