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U.S. Supreme Court denies Cuccinelli’s request for stay on Va. sodomy law

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Virginia Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to put on hold a lower court ruling that nullified a sweeping anti-sodomy state law.

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Pastor to gay Scouts: ‘No homosexual will enter the Kingdom of God’

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
Rev. Jerry Prevo
Three more Boy Scout troops are looking for new meeting spaces after the Christian organizations that help support them have ended their relationships over the national organization's decision to lift its long standing ban on openly gay youth.

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Young ‘X-Men’ actor, YouTube celebrity Troye Sivan comes out as gay

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Troye Sivan, the 18-year-old Australian actor who played young James in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and who has amassed more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers by posting weekly videos, has come out as gay.

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Obama: ‘I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics’

| Friday, August 9, 2013
Jacquelyn Martin, APPresident Barack Obama during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
President Barack Obama on Friday said he does not support boycotting the Olympics in Sochi due to Russia's "gay propadanda" law, and instead said that he hopes to see openly gay athletes winning medals at the Winter Games.

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Settlement announced in N.Y. school district anti-gay bias lawsuit

| Friday, August 9, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. — A northern New York school district has agreed to a series of measures to combat bullying as part of a settlement of a former student's anti-gay bias lawsuit.

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Obama to honor LGBT activist Bayard Rustin, astronaut Sally Ride

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (left) and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will posthumously honor LGBT and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and Dr. Sally Ride, the first known LGBT astronaut, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Thursday.

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Gay couples turned away at marriage license offices in three Tenn. counties

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties applied for marriage licenses on Wednesday in a project coordinated by the Tennessee Equality Project.

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Actor, activist George Takei: ‘Move Winter Olympic Games out of Russia’

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT activist George Takei on Wednesday repeated his call for the 2014 Winter Olympic games to be moved out of Russia.

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AIDS activist Sean Sasser dies

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
Sean Sasser
AIDS activist and educator Sean Sasser has died, according to an announcement Wednesday evening by longtime friends.

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Iowa couple turned away from wedding facility because they are gay

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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GRIMES, Iowa -- A same-sex couple in Iowa says they were turned away from a wedding venue facility after the owners found out they are gay.

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