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Texas High School Reverses Decision, Allows Transgender Student to Wear Dress to Prom

Tony Zamazal, a trans student at Spring High School in Houston, will be allowed to wear a dress to prom after the national and Texas ACLU got involved following reports in February that Zamazal's request was denied, the ACLU reports:

"Like every other student, Tony deserves to feel comfortable and be herself at prom," said Amanda Goad, staff attorney with the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project. "We're glad that Spring ISD has affirmed Tony's First Amendment rights."

Towleroad
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April 5, 2013

PHOTOS: Antigay Rally Held at Ugandan Activist David Kato's Grave

On Easter Sunday, antigay activists and religious leaders in Uganda held a rally to launch the "Say No to Homosexuality" campaign, led by Pastor Solomon Male and the Reverend Thomas Musoke. The rally was held in Namataba Village, just outside the gravesite of slain gay activist David Kato. Kato's mother was reportedly inside the home and saw the entire rally.

The Advocate
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April 4, 2013

3 ways for Cardinal Dolan to show his 'love' for gay people

LGBT people are rightly getting tired of merely hearing of this so-called “love” from the Roman Catholic hierarchy, among other places. Especially when this “love” is followed by rejected calls for conversation, and no attempt at understanding, as it always has been.

So does Cardinal Dolan actually love LGBT people? Or does he “love” LGBT people, as long as he doesn’t actually have to listen to any, or learn about their relationships, or speak with their children?

Washington Post
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April 4, 2013

Religion News Summary: Supreme Court, Rainbow House, and Nicholas Coppola

This week's religion news summary includes Bishop Timothy Dolan's statement about LGBT inclusion--along with stories of LGBT Catholics who have experienced exclusion. A rainbow house across from the Westboro Baptist Church caused a media stir, and the SCOTUS cases drew the support of faith leaders from across the country.

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