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GLAAD Amplifies the Voice of Pro-LGBT Christians

GLAAD’s Director of Religion, Faith & Values, Ross Murray, published an essay in CNN’s Belief Blog about Christians’ increasing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The essay, entitled “My Take: Why Christians are embracing their LGBT neighbors,” demonstrates the changes in both hearts and minds, as well as denominational policies, the increasing welcome, acceptance, and advocacy for and with LGBT people.

Gay Men Attacked in West Hollywood

Three gay men say they were attacked and beaten in separate incidents by men shouting anti-gay slurs last week in and near West Hollywood.

KTLA
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October 27, 2011
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SF Mayoral Candidates Vie For LGBT Votes

Mayoral candidates in San Francisco have been working specifically to gain the support of LGBT voters in the city. City Attorney Dennis Herrera has been accused of initially opposing the city's decision to marry same-sex couples in February 2004.

San Francisco Chronicle
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October 26, 2011
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Uganda Revives Anti-Gay Bill

Uganda's Parliament this week voted to reopen debate on the country's anti-gay legislation. Bloomberg reports that the bill could be expanded to include the death penalty for gay men and lesbians.

Bloomberg
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October 26, 2011
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National Movement For LGBT in the Church Holds Ordination in Tucson

The ordination of two women ministers completed a long journey for both Sunday. That journey might have been longer than it had to be.

"It was clear to me that my choice was to go in a different direction through Church Within a Church," said Rev. Robyn Morrison after her ordination that was hosted by St. Mark's Presbyterian Church.

KOLD
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October 26, 2011
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NH Panel Votes to Recommend Marriage Equality Repeal

The New Hampshire state House Judiciary Committee voted 11-6 in favor of recommending a bill that would repeal the state's marriage equality law and replace it with a civil unions law.

Associated Press
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October 26, 2011
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LGB Air Force Academy Graduates Raise Visibility

An Air Force Academy group for gay and lesbian alumni called Blue Alliance plans to display a rainbow flag during its tailgate party before the football game against Army on Nov. 5. The dean of faculty, Gen. Dana Born, is reportedly attending the group's annual dinner after the football game.

AMERICAblog Gay
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October 26, 2011
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Committee Vote on DOMA Repeal Set For Nov. 3

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will debate and vote on a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday, November 3. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced the scheduling Tuesday, October 25.

Keen News Service
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October 26, 2011
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