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Judge rejects motion by Catholic school that fired transgender teacher

| Monday, September 9, 2013
Marla Krolikowski
NEW YORK -- A judge in New York on Monday refused to dismiss a complaint by a former teacher at a Catholic school was fired after notifying school officials that he was transitioning from male to female.

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Border wars: Minneapolis mayor brings gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin

| Monday, September 9, 2013
Gary Porter, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak unveils posters of a new ad campaign on Monday encouraging Wisconsin same-sex couples to come to Minneapolis to Marry.
MADISON, Wis. — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants same-sex couples in Wisconsin to get married next door in neighboring Minnesota.

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Remembering Billy Lucas, the boy whose suicide inspired a movement

| Monday, September 9, 2013
Billy Lucas
Three years ago today, on September 9, 2010, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home. He had hanged himself.

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Colvilles become sixth Native American tribe to recognize same-sex marriage

| Monday, September 9, 2013
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NESPELEM, Wash. -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington state are the latest Native American tribe to recognize same-sex marriage.

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Calif. Senate OKs bill to aid transgender citizens with name changes, identity documents

| Monday, September 9, 2013
Toni Atkins
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California state Senate on Friday approved a bill to provide transgender citizens improved access to legal name changes and identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity.

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Wentworth Miller: I tried to commit suicide ‘more than once’ growing up

| Monday, September 9, 2013
Wentworth Miller
Actor Wentworth Miller, who revealed last month that he’s gay, said he tried to commit suicide “more than once” when he was growing up as he struggled to come to terms with his sexual orientation.

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Meet Jack: Scientist, inventor, kayaking enthusiast, ‘Glee’ fan, likes boys, … and is only 16

| Sunday, September 8, 2013
Jack Andraka
The age of 13 is a time when most American teenagers worry about their freshman year of high school, begin experiencing their first intimate attractions to others, and keep busy playing video games, texting friends, and surfing the internet. But in suburban Baltimore, three years ago -- at age 13 -- one young man decided there had to be a better way to detect cancer.

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NAACP President Ben Jealous announces plans to step down this year

| Sunday, September 8, 2013
Ben Jealous
WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Sunday that he plans to step down by the end of the year.

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Anti-gay hate group claims three-year boycott of Home Depot was a success

| Sunday, September 8, 2013
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The anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA) announced Thursday it was ending its three year boycott of the Home Depot because it was satisfied the home improvement retailer no longer supports gay rights groups. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association,...

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Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

MARA KLECKER | Daily Nebraskan | Sunday, September 8, 2013
Nickolai Hammar, Daily NebraskanScott Schneider, 32, is a volunteer at the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the military before choosing to undergo female-to-male gender reassignment.
Scott Schneider’s mom still calls him Megan. His dad quit talking to him for eight years. After struggling with his identity for most of his life, Schneider — a military veteran – started going by Scott in 2007 and began the medical process of transitioning from a female to a male in 2008. Today, he’s worked at UNL’s LGBTQA resource center for a year and a half.

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