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Romney got Gay Repub endorsement by promising major Gay Rights law

Romney got Gay Repub endorsement by promising major Gay Rights law | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
In another major flip-flop, Mitt Romney has promised a gay Republican group that he will seek passage of ENDA, a major gay rights bill, if elected.
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Latino Support for Equality Goes Far Beyond Marriage

Latino Support for Equality Goes Far Beyond Marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
By near-universal margins, Latinos support laws and policies that level the playing field for gay Americans in all areas of life, not just marriage.
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Mayoral candidate for Brazil’s São Paulo slammed for anti-gay comments

Mayoral candidate for Brazil’s São Paulo slammed for anti-gay comments | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
José Serra, a candidate for the mayor of São Paulo, attacked his main opponent, Fernando Haddad, for previously supporting an anti-homophobic educational program which he labelled as ‘absurd’ and ‘ina...
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Twitter Revolts, Takes Conscientious Stand Against Inane, Homophobic #SignsYoSonIsGay Hashtag

Twitter Revolts, Takes Conscientious Stand Against Inane, Homophobic #SignsYoSonIsGay Hashtag | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Twitter is a funny place--trending topics on the social media site can range from the mundane to the topical to the truly bizarre and offensive. But a fairly wonderful thing manifested itself yesterday on the Interwebs.
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No Parent Rights For You and Your Meaningless Marriage

No Parent Rights For You and Your Meaningless Marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A woman hoping to be recognized a mother to the son she and her wife raised has been denied by an Alabama appeals court because of the state's gay marriage ban.
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Missouri Pastor's Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending

Missouri Pastor's Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Back in August, during a Springfield City Council public hearing on amending the city's nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections, Rev.
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I Think Equality Just Found A New Anthem

I Think Equality Just Found A New Anthem | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

If this doesn't move you, nothing will....  Who says hip-hop has to be homophobic? Seattle rapper/producer team Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' new track "Same Love" is easily one of the most moving cases for LGBTQ equality I've ever heard. Trust me when I say you don't want to miss this one.

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Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs

Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

Indonesia’s government has taken steps to over-ride patents on a range of HIV drugs, highlighting a growing trend by Asian states to allow local production of cheap generic drugs that cut into sales of global pharmaceutical companies.

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I Didn't Deserve To Lose You: An Open Letter To My Anti-Gay Parents

I Didn't Deserve To Lose You: An Open Letter To My Anti-Gay Parents | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
I was filling out an application the other day. It asked me what I felt my greatest accomplishment thus far was. I thought for a moment and answered that I am most proud of surviving all that came with coming out to you as a lesbian.
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Breaking: Billy Graham Endorses Romney Then Scrubs Site Calling Mormonism A ‘Cult’

Breaking: Billy Graham Endorses Romney Then Scrubs Site Calling Mormonism A ‘Cult’ | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Billy Graham last night endorsed Mitt Romney for president, and shortly thereafter, his website was scrubbed of comments he made calling Mormonism a “cult.”...
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Lesbian bludgeons lover with hammer in Facebook friend feud

Lesbian bludgeons lover with hammer in Facebook friend feud | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Jealous woman in the Philippines attacks lesbian girlfriend after victim refused to 'unfriend' her ex-lover...
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Supreme court of Russia dismiss appeal against anti-gay law

Supreme court of Russia dismiss appeal against anti-gay law | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Russian supreme court dismissed an appeal by the local LGBT organization Coming Out against St.
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The Liberal Evangelical: An Open Letter to Dan Savage

The Liberal Evangelical: An Open Letter to Dan Savage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

As a Christian, I feel it is very important for me to share some things with you. As a regular listener to This American Life I am familiar with your work, and I just finished listening to your guest appearance on the Slate Political Gabfest. My original plan for the remainder of this introduction was to write as though I was going to deliver a diatribe against your positions and lifestyle and then cleverly turn that on its head by revealing the truth to be completely the opposite. That seems exhausting and unnecessary, so instead I will lampshade the idea (how meta? or trying too hard?) and just tell you that I stand behind you, Mister Savage. And not in spite of faith. No, my faith in Jesus Christ strengthens my support for civil rights and marriage equality. (I didn’t say gay rights, because gay rights are civil rights, and there is no reason to single them out)

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Please Defriend Me

Please Defriend Me | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
If you plan to vote for Mitt Romney, you are putting a nail into my civil rights coffin, and I'd rather not have friends who think I deserve anything less than equal treatment under the law.
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Macedonia gay activist brutally attacked

Macedonia gay activist brutally attacked | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Alen Shakiri, the president of LGBT United Macedonia was brutally attacked by two men...
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David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’

David Cameron: Hate crime levels are ‘appalling’ | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
David Cameron has reaffirmed the government’s commitment in tackling homophobic crime and has described the current hate crime statistics for England and Wales as “appalling”.
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Romney: Hospital Visitation For Gay Couples Are ‘Benefits’ Not Rights

Romney: Hospital Visitation For Gay Couples Are ‘Benefits’ Not Rights | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney thinks allowing same-sex couples to visit each other in the hospital is a benefit — not a civil right — and he will let states take that away.
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Romney flip-flops, now favors (again) constitutional gay marriage ban.

Romney flip-flops, now favors (again) constitutional gay marriage ban. | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney flip-flopped twice this week on the issue of banning gay marriage in the US Constitution. First he was for it, then against, and now again for.
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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA In Opinion By Republican-Appointed Judge

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA In Opinion By Republican-Appointed Judge | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs is a very conservative judge. He joined a court decision effectively declaring corporations immune to international human rights law — even when they “trade in or exploit slaves, employ mercenary armies to do dirty work for despots, perform genocides or operate torture prisons for a despot’s political opponents, or engage in piracy.” And he once gave a speech to the conservative Federalist Society decrying the “anti-social effects” of attorneys providing free legal services to the less fortunate.And yet, this severely conservative judge is also the author of an opinion striking down the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act. Even more significantly, Chief Judge Jacobs’ opinion concludes that any law which discriminates against gay men and lesbians should be treated very skeptically under our Constitution:

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Video: Why did a Christian man spend a year pretending he was gay?

Video: Why did a Christian man spend a year pretending he was gay? | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Timothy Kurek, the author of The Cross in the Closet, discusses his experience of posing as a gay man for a year and why he did it...
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Pastor Would 'Like To Slap' Woman Who Disagreed On Gay Marriage

Pastor Would 'Like To Slap' Woman Who Disagreed On Gay Marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A pastor went from bad to worse in his Iowa church after admitting he wanted to slap a woman in his sermon on October 7th. Rev.
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Former SNP leader calls gay marriage ‘step towards fascism’

Former SNP leader calls gay marriage ‘step towards fascism’ | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gordon Wilson, who led the Scottish Nationalists in the 1980s, has attacked government plans for marriage equality...
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Prison for gays is OK with the UK?

Prison for gays is OK with the UK? | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

The UK just stood back and did nothing while Ola was forced onto a chartered flight to Nigeria, which he had fled years ago because he's gay. The judge who heard Ola's asylum case didn't want to believe he was gay, and it turns out there's no guidelines in the UK that set that standard.

 

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Taiwan TV channel fined $300,000 for broadcasting lesbian kiss

Taiwan TV channel fined $300,000 for broadcasting lesbian kiss | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Movie channel LS Time fined over US $10,000 for showing 1992 film The Silent Thrush at primetime...
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South Africa officially recognizes gay pride flag

South Africa officially recognizes gay pride flag | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
South Africa has recognized it’s own version of the rainbow gay pride flag as an officially registered national symbol...
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