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April 3, 2014

Anglican Bishop to gay clergy: Come out

Bishop Alan Wilson believes that there are at least 13 gay bishops in the Church of England. As marriage equality passes in U.K., he urges them to come out.

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March 28, 2014

Swedish Football player comes out as gay

After being inspired by Michael Sam's coming out story a Swedish football player announces he is gay.

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March 21, 2014

Michael Sam tells Mizzou he 'worked hard not to cry' when they welcomed him after coming out

A month after publicly coming out, Michael Sam writes a thank you letter to the Mizzou community.

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March 21, 2014

Jason Collins says he's been target of anti-gay taunts from one NBA player since joining Nets

From a standing ovation in L.A. to fans chanting his name in Brooklyn, Jason Collins received an incredible amount of support from the basketball community as the first openly out NBA player. But despite the fact that the majority of the community encouraged his bravery to publicly come out, Collins experienced some negative comments.

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And then they came for me: Arizona, LGBT equality and immigrant issues

Although the LGBT community and our allies recently celebrated the veto of SB 1062 in Arizona, the fact that such a bill even made it to the governor's desk was distressing. Unfortunately, as we know, the LGBT community was not the first group to be singled out for discrimination in Arizona. Latino and immigrant communities have long felt targeted by laws like SB 1070, which forced law enforcement to inquire about a person's legal status—if they "suspected" them of being undocumented. Since blue-eyed blonde Canadians who've overstayed their visas are very unlikely to be "suspected" of being undocumented, SB 1070 was considered likely to invite racial profiling. Unfortunately that didn't stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill, which was later partially overturned.

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March 7, 2014

Nigeria: Gay men receive 20 lashes in court

In Nigeria, four men received 20 lashes each as a punishment for being gay. The accused men were beaten in order to pressure them into confession.

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March 5, 2014

Jason Collins gets second 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets

During his first contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins stepped out onto the court making history. He received a warm welcomed as the fans applauded the player.

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February 20, 2014

Charles Barkley speaks out in support of Michael Sam

Many voiced their support for Sam. One of the supporters included a Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. In a recent interview with CNN Barkley spoke about Sam’s decision to come out.

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