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Pa. School District Reaches Settlement Over Partner Protections

Pennsylvania's state College Area School District this week agreed to pay a $42,500 settlement in a case filed by a guidance counselor who alleged discrimination because the district would not extend health care protections to her partner. The district also agreed to pay $47,000 in attorney fees.

Associated Press
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October 27, 2011
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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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