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Anti-LGBT activists claim cartoon show 'SheZow' will confuse children about gender

The upcoming cartoon show, SheZow, is drawing attention from anti-LGBT activists who claim that the main character, a 12-year-old superhero, will confuse children about gender.

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May 30, 2013

The clock is ticking for marriage in Illinois

Famous Illinoisans from Preisident Obama to Senator Mark Kirk, to sports legends Richard Dent and Ernie Banks have stated their support for marriage equality, and advocates for the freedom to marry say they do have the votes they need to pass the measure in the House. Now they just need the opportunity.
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Exxon Mobil votes, once again, against progress

Exxon Mobil has once again voted to remain apart from the rest of corporate America when it comes to LGBT equality.

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One Million Moms meet Millions of Moms for Love

A new organization named "Millions of Moms for Love" is countering the anti-gay message of "One Million Moms" by asking people to thank Disney for supporting the upcoming event 'Gay Day.'

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College basketball player raised Mormon comes out as gay

The Benedictine College Ravens forward, Jallen Messersmith became the first active college basketball player to come out as gay following the rise of out athletes from pro and collegiate sports. His Mormon Church family provided support, but the religious leaders anti-LGBT attitudes caused him to leave his childhood church. Messersmith is now comfortable with his sexuality after a dark past of bullying. After being home-schooled, he entered high school and began to use his experience of being bullied to fuel something positive – basketball.

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May 29, 2013

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