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GLSEN Study Reveals Unique Challenges Faced By Rural LGBT Youth

Compared to suburban and urban LGBT students, those living in rural areas felt less safe at school, had less supportive administrators, had less supportive peers, and were less likely to have policies protecting sexual orientation and gender expression.

Think Progress LGBT
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December 11, 2012
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Britain outlines marriage equality plans

Britain outlined plans on Tuesday to allow gay marriage that have split Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and raised fears among religious groups they will be forced to hold same-sex weddings.

Reuters
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December 11, 2012
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FBI Report Shows Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes Increased In 2011

The FBI has released its hate crimes statistics for the year 2011. The Anti-Defamation League notes that the overall number of hate crime incidents decreased from 6,628 in 2010 to 6,222, the lowest number of reported hate crimes since 1994.

Think Progress LGBT
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December 11, 2012
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Uruguay congress voting on marriage equality

Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers planning to vote Tuesday to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals.

Associated Press
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December 11, 2012
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Transgender Player Gabrielle Ludwig Mocked By ESPN Radio Hosts; Outlet Calls For Their Suspension

A gay sports outlet has called for the suspension of ESPN Radio/Washington D.C. hosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin for mocking transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig. (Hear the segment above.) Ludwig, 50, of Fremont, Calif., earned national attention last week when she made her debut for Mission College in the Bay Area 32 years after playing as a man in college. (Watch the video below.) Outsports says Czaban and Pollin committed a flagrant foul on their Thursday show, referring to Ludwig as "he/she" and "it" while making snide remarks about her appearance.

Huffington Post
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December 11, 2012

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