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November 21, 2013

Methodist pastor vows to continue to support LGBT equality under threat of defrocking

Methodist minister Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was convicted under church law by a jury of Methodist pastors of officiating at his son's marriage to another man, was suspended for thirty days and told he will lose his credentials if he violates any of the church's laws during his suspension.

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#TDOR founder remarks on 15th anniversary, but still sees anti-trans violence today

Gwendolyn Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, has written an essay for the Huffington Post for the 15th anniversary for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. She notes that since the murder of Rita Hester, hundreds of others of transgender people have been victims of violence and murder. In 2013 alone, over 200 transgender people were murdered...that we know of.

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When research is really "research": A look at the Michigan Four

Testimony against marriage equality in Michigan includes "scholars" whose biases carry more weight than their research

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People Magazine covers terminally ill woman travels across country to marry her partner

People Magazine profiled Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper, who made a journey from Boulder, Colorado, to Woodstock, New York, to be legally married before Lisa died of cancer.

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November 19, 2013

Methodist pastor guilty after presiding over his gay son's wedding

Rev. Frank Schaefer was found guilty, by a United Methodist Church jury, of violating church law by officiating at the wedding of his son and another man in 2007.

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November 19, 2013

Transgender student's yearbook photo approved by Texas school

A South Texas school district has approved the yearbook photo of Jeydon Loredo, a transgender student wearing his tuxedo.

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