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Social media trolls hammer transgender homecoming queen

| Monday, September 23, 2013
Cassidy-Lynn-Campbell-backlash
A transgender teen in Orange County, Calif., who was crowned her school’s Homecoming Queen last week, has been deluged by an outpouring of negative feedback on and transphobic comments on social media.

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Texas gay man left beaten and bloody after planned meeting using mobile app

| Monday, September 23, 2013
Arron Keahey
SPRINGTOWN, Texas -- Police in this small Texas town northwest of Fort Worth are investigating a possible hate crime in the brutal attack on a gay man after he arranged to meet another man using a mobile app called MeetMe.

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Theology professor to leave Christain college after coming out as transgender

| Monday, September 23, 2013
Heath Adam Ackley
AZUSA, Calif. -- A veteran theology professor at Azusa Pacific University, a California Christian college, has been asked to leave his teaching post of 15 years after announcing last week that he is transgender.

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‘Banned Books Week’ reaffirms ongoing censorship of books about LGBT families

| Monday, September 23, 2013
"And Tango Makes Three"
The American Library Association's annual "Banned Books Week" is underway, and again this year books about LGBT people and their families remain one of the biggest targets of censorship in school classrooms and libraries, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Ohio lawmaker wants federal judge impeached for same-sex marriage rulings

| Monday, September 23, 2013
John Becker Ohio
An Ohio state lawmaker wants the U.S. Congress to impeach a federal judge who ordered state officials to recognize the same-sex marriages of a deceased man and another terminally ill man on their death certificates.

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‘Invisible majority’ celebrates bisexual pride day worldwide

| Monday, September 23, 2013
Bisexual Pride
Bisexual members of the LGBT community on Monday are celebrating the 15th Annual International Celebrate Bisexuality Day -- also referred to as "Bi Pride Day" or "Bi Visibility Day" -- to encourage bisexuals and their allies to be visible and proud of their bi identity.

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Michael Douglas, ‘Behind the Candelabra’ take top honors at Emmys

| Sunday, September 22, 2013
Emmys
Michael Douglas and HBO’s Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" took top honors at 65th Emmy Awards Sunday night.

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LGBT immigrants could face a hard road applying for marriage visas

SETH FREED WESSLER | ColorLines | Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Shortly after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred gay couples from the federal benefits attached to marriage, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made clear that her immigration agents would start accepting marriage-based visa applications from same-sex couples.

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Transgender teen crowned Homecoming Queen at Calif. high school

| Saturday, September 21, 2013
KNBC-TVCassidy Lynn Campbell
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A transgender student made history Friday night when she was elected crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County, Calif. high school.

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Despite Pope’s message, R.I. bishop to continue to speak against gay marriage

| Friday, September 20, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, known for his activism against legalizing same-sex marriage, struck a conciliatory tone Friday after Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being too obsessed with gays and abortion, but signaled little change in his anti-gay activism.

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