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Former S.C. GOP official: Transgender people are ‘disgusting freaks’

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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The former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, says transgender people are "disgusting freaks" and should be rounded up and "put in a camp."

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Thomas Roberts to host Miss Universe in Moscow to give LGBT Russians ‘hope’

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Thomas Roberts, an openly gay journalist and news anchor for MSNBC, announced Thursday he plans to host the upcoming Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, calling it a "huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere."

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Christian group files suit seeking removal of pro-gay ads from London buses

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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LONDON -- An anti-gay Christian group which advocates for gay-to-straight conversion therapy has lodged a legal challenge against a London transportation company for displaying advertisements that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!"

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LGBT History Month profile: Historian and playwright Martin Duberman

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Martin Duberman is a historian, a playwright, an LGBT activist and the founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School. He is an acclaimed author of more than 20 books.

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S.C. mayor: I don’t want ‘queer’ marriage ‘rammed down my throat’

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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WEST UNION, S.C. -- A small town mayor in South Carolina has come under fire for a Facebook rant in which she derided gay rights and marriage equality, and repeatedly referred to gays as "queers," using the term in a derogatory manner.

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Oregon to begin recognizing same-sex marriages performed out-of-state

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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SALEM, Ore. -- The state of Oregon will now recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed out of state, according to a report by the Willamette Week.

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Portland Trail Blazers first NBA team to support marriage equality

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have become the first NBA team to publicly support marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Democrat, longtime LGBT ally Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate election in N.J.

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J. -- Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.

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Sacramento city council committee advances transgender rights ordinance

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Sacramento city council committee on Tuesday voted to advance a measure that would add gender identity to the city's non-discrimination law.

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LGBT History Month profile: Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Elio Di Rupo is the prime minister of Belgium and head of the Socialist Party. He is the first openly gay man to lead a nation.

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