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Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign to put gay marriage on the ballot.

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June 5, 2013
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Wells Fargo, national presenting partner of the 24th Annual #GLAADAwards, celebrates Pride month with launch of "It Gets Better" campaign

Wells Fargo, national presenting partner of the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, is kicking off Pride month with the launch of their new "It Gets Better" campaign, including a video from LGBT staff and allies as well as an interactive website with resources to help better your community.
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Facebook removes game based on anti-LGBT violence in Republic of Georgia

This week, someone created a game titled, "Call of Taburetka" in which players control a flying Christian Orthodox priest who throws stools at flying gay men, lesbians with rainbow flags, and even the evacuation buses used in Tbilisi. The game was featured on Facebook, but has since been taken down.

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June 4, 2013

Employment discrimination pushes LGBT youth into the closet

A new report by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows that LGBT workers face bias and discrimination in the hiring and recruitment process, on-the-job inequality and unfairness, and wage disparities.

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June 6, 2013

Local Cleveland LGBT adovacy group meets with Cleveland Plain Dealer to discuss Anti-Trans reporting habits

On May 22nd, Jacob Nash of Margie's Hope and Cleveland Transgender Community Outreach Committee met with faculty of the Cleveland Plain Dealer to further discuss its transgender reporting habits.

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Gay bishops and Mormon Boy Scout Pride: the LGBT Religion News Summary for June 5, 2013

The ELCA elected their first openly gay, Native-American bishop, and a gay Catholic priest opens up about his hidden life in the Catholic church. A Mormon basketball player becomes the first out college player at his small Catholic college, anti-LGBT tensions rise in Nigeria, and the UK sees its first Muslim lesbian partnership. Click through to read these stories and more in the religion news summary for June 5th, 2013.

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June 4, 2013

NCAVP report: 2012 hate violence disproportionately target transgender women of color

2012 saw the 4th highest murder rate of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in history, according to the annual Hate Violence Report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report analyzes statistics collected in 18 states about survivors and victims' age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and type of violence experienced in order to track trends in the violence directed at the LGBTQH community.

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