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CNBC’s Squawk Box Celebrates Spirit Day

The crew at CNBC's Squawk Box showed off their Spirit Day pride yesterday, sporting purple and lavender shirts and ties and pronouncing, "No bullying, nobody should ever get bullied."

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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October 21, 2011
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Huge Increase in Number of Gay and Lesbian Couples Adopting

Analysis of recent population trends by the Williams Institute found that approximately 21,740 gay and lesbian couples had an adopted child in 2009, up from 6,477 in 2000. Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute released a report Thursday following a four year project surveying 158 gay and lesbian couples and their experiences with the adoption process.

Huffington Post
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October 21, 2011
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Senate Committee Fails to Address Bullying in Education Bill

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced that the committee today reported the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 -- a mark-up that did not contain either of two anti-bullying bills pushed by LGBT advocates.
The two amendments that advocates had been hoping to have been added to the bill are the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) and Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The SSIA, co-introduced by Sens....

Poliglot
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October 21, 2011
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Pa. School Considers Permission Slip for GSA

AMERICAblog: The lawyer in me smiles when I hear of a school district dumb enough to try to undermine a club devoted to keeping school safe for kids at risk of being bullies/

AMERICAblog Gay
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October 20, 2011
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Fund Formed For Frank Kameny's Funeral

Donations are being sought for the funeral costs of Frank Kameny, the legendary LGBT rights pioneer who passed away last year at the age of 86. Longtime Kameny friend and gay rights advocate Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck-Combs Communications, said friends and activists who have known Kameny for many years are developing plans for a Kameny funeral that they hope will be held in a public building in Washington. He said Kameny’s friends and associates working on funeral plans are asking members of...

Joe. My. God.
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October 20, 2011
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Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign Launches

The Human Rights Campaign has expanded it's successful New York State video series of prominent Americans advocating for marriage equality to the national stage. The first video stars Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker.

The Bilerico Project
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October 20, 2011
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'Go Purple' Thursday For LGBT Youth

Millions of Americans, including Chaz Bono, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, and Mia Farrow, will observe tomorrow, October 20, as Spirit Day and wear purple clothing as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.
Advocate.com
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October 20, 2011

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