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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth, but ban on gay adult leaders remains

| Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday began accepting openly gay youth, a historic policy change that affects the scouting ranks, however the ban on gay scout leaders remains in effect.

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Tenn. businesses encouraged to support state’s LGBT community

| Wednesday, January 1, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Equality Project is starting a new initiative to encourage business to show support for the state’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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Don Lemon on why it’s still important for famous people to publicly come out

| Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CNN's Don Lemon ended the "OutFront" broadcast on Monday night by commenting about Robin Roberts' coming out, and why it's important for other famous people to publicly come out as well.

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Rose Parade will go on with gay wedding, despite San Diego woman’s boycott

| Monday, December 30, 2013
Eric Reed, AP/AIDS Healthcare FoundationAubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, with notary Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding.
PASADENA, Calif. -- A San Diego woman calling for a boycott of the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade, because two Los Angeles men will be married atop a float themed “Love is the Best Protection.”

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Store owner charged with filing false report after alleging anti-gay attack

| Monday, December 30, 2013
PARIS, Tenn. -- The owner of a health food store in Tennessee, who said last month that he had been robbed and beaten in an anti-gay attack, has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report after he allegedly withheld information about the incident.

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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

| Sunday, December 29, 2013
APRobin Roberts
Robin Roberts, the popular host of "Good Morning America" who for years has struggled with breast cancer and bone marrow disease, revealed Sunday that she is in a long term relationship with another woman.

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Federal court certifies Ariz. same-sex partners benefits case as class action

| Saturday, December 28, 2013
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has certified as a class action Lambda Legal's lawsuit on behalf of lesbian and gay Arizona state employees fighting a move by the Arizona Legislature to eliminate health care coverage for their families.

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Man arrested on Christmas for making death threats toward lesbian sister

| Friday, December 27, 2013
Gordon Bissonnette
PLAINVILLE, Conn. -- A Connecticut man was arrested Christmas day for making death threats toward his lesbian sister because he disapproved of her sexual orientation and feared she might turn his daughter gay.

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Report: Houston Oilers had two gay players in 1993, teammates didn’t care

| Friday, December 27, 2013
Jim Mone, AP (File)The 1993 Houston Oilers team contained two gay members, according to the Houston Chronicle.
HOUSTON — Long before the question of whether the NFL is ready for a gay player, at least two key members of the tumultuous 1993 Houston Oilers team were gay, former teammates have told the Houston Chronicle.

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Houston city workers file suit seeking equal benefits for same-sex spouses

| Thursday, December 26, 2013
Houston, Texas
Lambda Legal on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the city of Houston seeking to preserve spousal benefits, including health insurance, covering the same-sex spouses of city employees.

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