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VIDEO: Russia declares discrimination newest Olympic sport

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Set to the music of King Arivel, the metaphor of a rugby team brutalizing a gay couple represents the horrendous climate for LGBT people not just in Russia, but in other parts of the world as well, including Uganda, Belize, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the other 76 nations around the world where being gay is still a crime.

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All-American defensive lineman, NFL prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay

| Sunday, February 9, 2014
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Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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9 reasons to love openly gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff

POLICY MIC | Sunday, February 9, 2014
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Sometimes called "Australia's most vocal athlete about Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws in the lead up to the Winter Olympics," Belle Brockhoff is an Olympic snowboarder and a gay person.

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El Salvador parliament rejects constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

| Sunday, February 9, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Salvadoran Parliament has again failed in its attempt to approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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In 2 minutes: Why you should boycott the Olympic sponsors

Anything But Coke | Saturday, February 8, 2014
From Anything But Coke: “By now, most people have heard about the LGBT activists protesting Sochi and the Olympic sponsors. But not everyone knows why, or what they can do to help.”

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Every Athlete

Every Athlete | Saturday, February 8, 2014
Via Every Athlete: "As the...

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West Hollywood to make over city flag in rainbow pride colors

| Saturday, February 8, 2014
The existing West Holloywood flag (right) with white blocks on a blue background, will be modified to reflect rainbow colored blocks on a white background.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif — The city of West Hollywood is adding the colors of gay pride to its city flag after drawing criticism for removing a rainbow flag from City Hall last month.

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N.C. high school crowns transgender student Homecoming King

| Saturday, February 8, 2014
Blake Brockington
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 17-year-old senior at East Meck High School in North Carolina has become the state's first transgender teen to be crowned Homecoming King.

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Okla. restaurant owner says he doesn’t serve ‘faggot, freak’ customers

| Friday, February 7, 2014
Gary James
ENID, Okla. – A restaurant in Enid, Okla. is coming under fire for his restaurant policies that critics now say have crossed the line to discrimination.

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Chevrolet plans Olympics TV ads featuring diverse cast, gay families

| Friday, February 7, 2014
New television ads for Chevrolet featuring same-sex couples aired during Friday and Saturday's  Olympics coverage.
During the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Chevrolet will join Coca-Cola in in running television advertisements with diverse casts that include gay families.

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