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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Spirt-Day
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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Christie says he would love his gay child, but not support that child’s right to marry

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Tuesday that if one of his children came out as gay, he would “grab them and hug them and tell them I love them," but that "Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman."

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LGBT History Month profile: Journalist Anderson Cooper

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper is an award-winning news anchor, author and talk show host. Born in New York City to a prominent family, Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress and entrepreneur Gloria Vanderbilt.

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Petition drive to repeal San Antonio LGBT non-discrimination ordinance fails

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
San Antonio, Texas
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An effort to repeal San Antonio's LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance died Tuesday when opponents of the measure failed to gather the required signature to put a referendum before voters.

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‘Boy wonder,’ scientist and inventor Jack Andraka profiled on ‘60 Minutes’

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old “boy wonder” inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher who was profiled by LGBTQ Nation last month, was the subject of a new “60 Minutes” feature that aired on CBS Sunday night.

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‘I got arrested for the 267,000 LGBT immigrants like me’

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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I got arrested last week. And my mom was proud of me. In fact, I did it for her. ... I got arrested for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who dream about becoming a U.S. citizen, being able to drive a car, travel without fear and get a college degree. I got arrested for the 267,000 LGBT immigrants like me who will benefit from immigration reform if the one-year bar on applying for asylum is eliminated, if conditions are improved for people held in detention facilities, and if detainee’s aren’t placed in solitary confinement solely based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘Persecution of gay people is unacceptable’

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov
"My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable," says Russian dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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N.D. issues tax form for married, gay couples due to same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
North-Dakota
BISMARK, N.D. -- The state of North Dakota has released a new tax form designed specifically for married, same-sex couples because the state does not recognize their unions.

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Colo. transgender woman denied breast cancer screening

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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DENVER -- A transgender woman in Denver is suing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Women's Wellness Connection after she was denied a free breast cancer screening.

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LGBT History Month profile: Entrepreneur, Apple CEO Tim Cook

Equality Forum | Monday, October 14, 2013
Tim Cook
Tim Cook is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Apple, one of the world’s most valuable companies. In 2011, Steve Jobs handpicked Cook as his successor.

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