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Effort To Force California’s LGBT Curriculum Back Into Closet Fails

Effort To Force California’s LGBT Curriculum Back Into Closet Fails | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Conservatives have been outraged about the passage of California’s FAIR Education Act (SB 48) last year, which mandates that schools develop curricula that are LGBT inclusive. Last year, they attempted to challenge it with a referendum, but failed.
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Olympic shooters say they're being discriminated against over gays

Olympic shooters say they're being discriminated against over gays | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Married Australian Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark have told newspapers they will not be allowed to room together in the London Olympic Village but claim there are gay couples on the Australi...
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AIDS Vaccine Possible Before End Of This Decade, HIV Scientist Says

AIDS Vaccine Possible Before End Of This Decade, HIV Scientist Says | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A vaccine to protect against the AIDS virus may be available before the end of this decade, a leading HIV research scientist says. RV144 may be the answer.
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AT&T CEO Says He Will Back End To Boy Scouts’ Anti-LGBT Ban

AT&T CEO Says He Will Back End To Boy Scouts’ Anti-LGBT Ban | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman, CEO, and president of AT&T and vice president of the Boy Scouts of America, supports efforts to lift the ban on LGBT scouts and scout leaders.
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Bermudan Government says it will protect gays from discrimination

Bermudan Government says it will protect gays from discrimination | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Bermuda's Families Minister has moved a motion in favor of outlawing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, but the Opposition has called on the Government to 'get on with it' and table...
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Argentina celebrates two years of gay marriage

Argentina celebrates two years of gay marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Since 2010, the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage has married over 6,000 gay couples and has approved the marriage of binational and foreign gay couples...
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Russian gay rights campaigners appeal to European court over Pride bans

Russian gay rights campaigners appeal to European court over Pride bans | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gay rights activists in Russia have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after being banned from holding Pride marches in St Petersburg.
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71% of Utah Voters Support Gay Partnerships

71% of Utah Voters Support Gay Partnerships | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A new poll has found that while 72% of Utah citizens are against marriage equality, 71% favor some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.
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Facebook Gay Marriage Icons Provoke Russian Ban Campaign

Facebook Gay Marriage Icons Provoke Russian Ban Campaign | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Conservative religious groups in Russia are campaigning to ban Facebook after Facebook created new icons so users could show they are in a same-sex marriage.
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Study shows over half of UK gay teens bullied at school

Study shows over half of UK gay teens bullied at school | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Despite improvement in last five years, most lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils still face homophobic bullying at school and more likely to self harm...
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Google Introduces “Legalize Love” Campaign To Fight Anti-Gay Laws Worldwide

Google Introduces “Legalize Love” Campaign To Fight Anti-Gay Laws Worldwide | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Already a pro-LGBT company, Google is taking things a step further with Legalize Love, a campaign it launched this weekend aimed at addressing LGBT inequality...
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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Marries Longtime Boyfriend - Forbes

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Marries Longtime Boyfriend - Forbes | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Just like Mark Zuckerberg, Hughes posted public wedding photos (where else?) on Facebook.
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US rapper kisses man for gay rights in new video

US rapper kisses man for gay rights in new video | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Murs's latest music video for single Animal Style tells the tragic story of two closeted gay high school students whose secret affair ends in suicide...
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Target stores nationwide now selling greeting cards for same-sex unions – LGBTQ Nation

MINNEAPOLIS — Placed on greeting card racks under the headings of “For two special men” and “For two special women,” Minneapolis-based Target Corp.
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Florida Lieutenant Governor: ‘Black Women Who Look Like Me’ Don’t Have Lesbian Relationships

Florida Lieutenant Governor: ‘Black Women Who Look Like Me’ Don’t Have Lesbian Relationships | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll — a former Republican congress member and a Romney surrogate — has been accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her female aides.
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A First: GOP House Member Supports Marriage Equality

A First: GOP House Member Supports Marriage Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, has become the first sitting Republican member of Congress to unequivocally support marriage equality.
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Why IBM is pushing for global gay equality

Why IBM is pushing for global gay equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Harry van Dorenmalen, chairman of IBM Europe, tells GSN why his firm believes in sticking to their pro-LGBT values, wherever in the world they are...
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US: Three Atlanta men jailed for anti-gay attack

US: Three Atlanta men jailed for anti-gay attack | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Three men in the Georgia city of Atlanta, US, have been sentenced to five years in jail and a further five on probation for an assault on a gay man.
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American Confidence In Organized Religion At Lowest Point Ever

American Confidence In Organized Religion At Lowest Point Ever | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gallup today released a scathing survey, finding that American confidence in organized religion is at its lowest point since Gallup began asking the question in 1973...
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Irish prime minister refuses to take view on equal marriage

Irish prime minister refuses to take view on equal marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Irish prime minister, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be drawn into taking a position on whether marriage should be available to gay couples before a constitutional convention examines the issue.
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Man Acquitted of Attempted Rape Because His Victim Was Transgendered

Man Acquitted of Attempted Rape Because His Victim Was Transgendered | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A Swedish judge lets an attempted rapist off the hook because his victim was a transgender woman.
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Infographic: Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value

Infographic: Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
This easy-to-understand info graphic, “Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value,” details and analyzes polling data and demographics from more than a dozen polls.
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22 Latino organizations back pro-LGBT campaign

22 Latino organizations back pro-LGBT campaign | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
“Familia es Familia” is designed to promote support of LGBT rights among Latino families...
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Harmful ‘Ex-Gay’ Industry Imploding As False ‘Gay Cure’ Claims Renounced

Harmful ‘Ex-Gay’ Industry Imploding As False ‘Gay Cure’ Claims Renounced | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The false claim that homosexuality is a choice has been reinforced by the totally bogus, so-called “ex-gay” industry. Fortunately, the ex-gay industry is imploding.
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