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First magazine for gays and lesbians in Bangladesh launched

| Monday, January 20, 2014
bangladesh
Bangladesh's gay community has launched its first magazine in a bid to promote greater acceptance of gays who face widespread discrimination in the conservative Muslim-majority country, the publication's editor said on Sunday.

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Va. Assembly tables bill to repeal gay marriage ban as lawsuits move forward

| Monday, January 20, 2014
Scott Surovell
RICHMOND, Va. — While two federal lawsuits challenging Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are moving forward, a House committee voted Monday to table the only bill aimed at repealing the ban, effectively ending the fight from the legislative front in this session.

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Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

| Monday, January 20, 2014
Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar
MADRID -- Spain's newly chosen Catholic cardinal has described homosexuality as a "defect" within ones body, akin to high blood pressure, that can be corrected with treatment.

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Report: LGBT Americans spend $7.9 billion on cigarettes each year

| Monday, January 20, 2014
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An estimated 33 percent of Americans who identify as LGBT smoke, spending $7.9 billion on cigarettes each year, according to data compiled by the Network for LGBT Health Equity.

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UK councilman suspended by party after blaming floods on gay marriage

| Sunday, January 19, 2014
David Silvester
LONDON -- A British far-right party has suspended a local councilman who blamed recent severe flooding on the government's legalization of same-sex marriage.

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‘Bachelor’ star apologizes for calling gays perverts, ABC issues swift rebuke

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Juan Pablo Galavis
The star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” has made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself.

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‘The Bachelor:’ I respect gay people, but they’re not a good example for kids

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Juan Pablo Galavis
ABC's "The Bachelor" -- Juan Pablo Galavis -- says he's not interested in seeing a gay version of the popular reality series because gay people are not a good example for kids.

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Weir caught in a crossfire of ‘hate and scrutiny’ for not boycotting Olympics

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Johnny Weir
LYNDHURST, N.J. – Champion figure skater Johnny Weir said Thursday he has been caught up "in a crossfire" for not supporting a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in the wake of Russia's anti-gay laws.

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Obama nominates out lesbian attorney to federal court in Illinois

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Staci Michelle Yandle
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated out lesbian attorney Staci Michelle Yandle to serve in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the White House announced on Thursday.

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Okla. Rep. Sally Kern: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
KOTVSally Kern
Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” decried a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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