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Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality - NPR

Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality - NPR | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality
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Three years ago, Manwaring told his immediate family that he was gay, and a couple of weeks ago, he came out to other relatives and friends in an online video.
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New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only - The Guardian

New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only - The Guardian | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Guardian New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only The Guardian America's most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, has warned that the church needs to "do better" to ensure its "defense of...
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Football Player Says It Would Be 'Selfish' To Be Openly Gay In The NFL

Football Player Says It Would Be 'Selfish' To Be Openly Gay In The NFL | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- There has never been an openly gay player in the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons thinks it might be best if it stays that way.
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I think the opposite. It's selfish to not come out as a professional NFL player.
Think how many eyes that could open.
What about being an openly gay college player who gets drafted into the NFL... would Clemons expect that person all the sudden be pushed back into the closet.
Clemons comments come from a place of fear... fear of what it would do to the team.. but if in fact they are a cohesive team it shouldn't be an issue. And the Team should rally around the out player and stick up for him as team mates.
Sure.. the first few who come out will get lots of both positive and negative press... but after so many... it will become a non-issue.
As as for the locker room. Boys... you've been in locker rooms with gay guys your whole life... you just were not aware.

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The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents

The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. "They want their parents to have full recognition and legal status," he said.
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Juilliard piano teacher stirs global storm with gay marriage tweets

Juilliard piano teacher stirs global storm with gay marriage tweets | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
What began as a spat with her local coffee shop has erupted into a viral war that is raging across the opera and piano playing communities. Leesa Dahl, a piano teacher at Aspen and Juilliard* (see ...
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Judge weighing dismissal of Uganda gay rights suit

Judge weighing dismissal of Uganda gay rights suit | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — For Pepe Onziema, a transgender gay rights activist from Uganda, Monday's federal court hearing in Springfield was a chance to face the man he later called the devil.
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Starbucks CEO Serves A Grande Cup Of 'Shut The Hell Up' To Anti-Gay-Marriage Activists

Starbucks CEO Serves A Grande Cup Of 'Shut The Hell Up' To Anti-Gay-Marriage Activists | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Did you spill coffee in your lap? Because you — just — got — burned.
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Meet The Tattooed Hero Who Stood Up For A Stranger Who Was Bullied For Being Gay

Meet The Tattooed Hero Who Stood Up For A Stranger Who Was Bullied For Being Gay | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
When good Southern manners triumph over gross, scary hate crimes.
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Is Gay Marriage a 'Profoundly Unconservative Thing?' See - The Blaze

Is Gay Marriage a 'Profoundly Unconservative Thing?' See - The Blaze | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments this week over both California's Proposition 8 (which defines marriage as between a man and a woman) and Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (which bans the federal ...
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Karl Rove To ABC: ‘I Could’ Imagine The 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Backing Gay Marriage | Mediaite

Karl Rove To ABC: ‘I Could’ Imagine The 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Backing Gay Marriage | Mediaite | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Republican strategist Karl Rove told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week that he thinks Republican presidential candidates in 2016 could be supporters of marriage equality.
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Gay conversion: A myth we must legislate away - Philadelphia Inquirer

Gay conversion: A myth we must legislate away - Philadelphia Inquirer | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gay conversion: A myth we must legislate away
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Successful techniques to transform gays into straights are like Saddam's weapons of mass destruction; they don't exist but can still cause a lot of damage.
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Here's Audio of Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Rant: LISTEN| News ...

Here's Audio of Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Rant: LISTEN| News ... | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
It starts at 4:37. 2_shocked Says Shocked: "So it's not too late. You can jump into this Jesus gang anytime you want. But, um, I was in a prayer meeting yesterday, and you've gotta appreciate how scared, how scared folks on ...
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New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books - Long Beach Press-Telegram

New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books - Long Beach Press-Telegram | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books
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"We have titles in the list for the LGBT community for multiple recommended grade levels," said Roxane Fidler, the CDE's education programs consultant.
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How did the right lose on gay marriage? - Washington Post (blog)

How did the right lose on gay marriage? - Washington Post (blog) | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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How did the right lose on gay marriage?
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Social conservatives have lost the fight on gay marriage, even Rush Limbaugh observes. Regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling, public opinion seems to have shifted irreversibly.
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Supreme Court gay marriage ruling: Gay couples to pay higher taxes if DOMA ... - Newsday

Supreme Court gay marriage ruling: Gay couples to pay higher taxes if DOMA ... - Newsday | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC

Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
I hope Chad Griffin and Jeff Krehely take the time over the next few months to sit with the trans community to find a way past injuries and old wounds. If Israel and Turkey can resolve their differences, surely HRC and the trans community can.
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Why Marriage Equality Opponents Who ‘Love’ Gays Are Still Bigoted

Why Marriage Equality Opponents Who ‘Love’ Gays Are Still Bigoted | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Conservatives have long claimed that they’re somehow the victim of persecution when they’re called bigots for opposing same-sex marriage, like when Sen.
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Why gay bishops have to lie

Why gay bishops have to lie | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser: Sex between partners is a precious truth, but the Church of England's absurd rule makes dishonesty moral
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Hollywood rejected Liberace film for being 'too gay' - The Guardian

Hollywood rejected Liberace film for being 'too gay' - The Guardian | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Guardian Hollywood rejected Liberace film for being 'too gay' The Guardian Hollywood studios refused to finance Steven Soderbergh's forthcoming HBO biopic of the flamboyant entertainer Liberace because it was "too gay", the Oscar-winning...
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Thirteen Offensive Things Justice Scalia’s Compared To Homosexuality

Thirteen Offensive Things Justice Scalia’s Compared To Homosexuality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear the first of two cases which could end discrimination against same-sex couples and ensure that all Americans can marry the person they love.
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Trans teacher believed to have killed herself 'had told of press harassment'

Trans teacher believed to have killed herself 'had told of press harassment' | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Campaigners plan vigil outside Daily Mail over death of primary school teacher Lucy Meadows
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WATCH: The Most Compelling Case For Marriage Equality In Under A Minute

WATCH: The Most Compelling Case For Marriage Equality In Under A Minute | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
California Attorney General Kemala Harris gave an impassioned, pithy defense of marriage equality during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s hearing on whether California’s Proposition 8,...
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GLAAD adds transgender equality to its mission — MSNBC

GLAAD adds transgender equality to its mission — MSNBC | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
GLAAD has officially committed to making greater equality for transgender men and women a part of its platform. (RT @JamilSmith: Transgender equality will now (formally) be a part of @glaad's mission.
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Gay Jaguars fan petitions team to end 'Kiss Cam'

Gay Jaguars fan petitions team to end 'Kiss Cam' | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Jaguars unveiled their new logo in February (Photo: AP, Bruce Lipsky) An openly gay Jacksonville Jaguars fan is the latest person to make a public objection to the 'Kiss Cam' gimmick employed at many...
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Here's Audio of Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Rant: LISTEN |News | Towleroad

Here's Audio of Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Rant: LISTEN |News | Towleroad | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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