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VIDEO: Kristene Chapa, lesbian survivor of Texas shooting, tells MSNBC: "God loves everybody. He left me here for a reason"

Last night, MSNBC premiered an online original segment to catch up with Kristene, her advocates, and community members—known to her friends as Kris—about her intensive physical therapies, the aftermath of the brutal attack, coming out to her family, the ways in which Kris continues to inspire her community and young LGBT people throughout Texas and beyond.

Circuit court denies further stay in Florida, marriages could begin in January

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Florida’s motion for stay of an earlier District Court ruling overturning the state’s ban on marriage equality. That means, unless other circumstances intervene, the stay would on January 6th, enabling same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses at that time.

Canadian Olympic Committee builds #OneTeam to stand up for LGBT youth, athletes, community

“The Canadian Olympic Committee is setting the standard for LGBT-inclusion in sports by leveling the playing field for all athletes,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By cementing its commitment to LGBT athletes and fans through new partnerships and critical resources, the COC is sending the message that supporting equality is the winning attitude.”

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