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Fired Rochester radio show hosts apologize for transphobic broadcast

Kimberly-and-Beck
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Former WBZA radio hosts Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck, who were fired from their Rochester, N.Y., morning radio show following a segment in which they mocked and ridiculed the transgender community, have issued a statement of apology. ...

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‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch revives anti-gay remarks in Easter Sunday sermon

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New video emerged Thursday of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks. His comments were included in a sermon delivered at his church in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday. ...

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New York radio station fires hosts over transphobic broadcast

WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air, transphobic comments about the city of Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees. ...

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Harvey Milk ‘Forever’ stamp presented in White House dedication ceremony

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WASHINGTON -- Today, on what would have been Harvey Milk’s 84th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a commemorative stamp in honor of the slain gay rights activist, who becomes the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured ...

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Utah governor committed to defending state’s same-sex marriage ban

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he remains committed to defending Utah's same-sex marriage ban, calling decisions by other state leaders to not defend bans the "next step to anarchy." ...

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Catholic school apologizes for omitting girl’s tux photo, offers to reprint yearbook

Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Catholic prep school in California has issued a public apology and offered to reprint the school's yearbook after intentionally omitting a senior's photo from because she wore a tuxedo. ...

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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated by gay rights advocates worldwide. ...

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Legal battle over same-sex marriage intensifies across the U.S.

Katelyn Walls, seated, 25, of Parkersburg, W. Va., her sister Merideth Paff, standing, at right, 30, of Erie, Pa., and Paff's son 3-year-old Nicholas Paff, seated, at right, attend a rally at Perry Square in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in support of marriage equality in Pennsylvania. About 150 people turned out to celebrate a federal judge's overturning of Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage.
Marriage equality advocates are celebrating big legal victories this week after federal courts struck down same-sex marriage bans in two more states, and a federal lawsuit filed by four gay couples in Montana leaves just two states with same-sex marriage ...

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Just in time for wedding season, Pa. couples celebrating marriage equality

William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe, press close to one another after they had their photo made with their newly acquired marriage certificate, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at City Hall in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania became the final Northeastern state and the 19th in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he would not appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's 1996 ban.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — It came just in time for wedding season. Hundreds, if not thousands, of same-sex couples who live in Pennsylvania are rushing to get marriage licenses or celebrate the sudden recognition of their out-of-state marriages in their home ...

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Gay Eagle Scout, ousted Scout leader urge Amazon to end Boy Scouts support

Openly gay Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier, delivered more than 125,000 signatures from his Change.org petition urging Amazon.com to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America, until the Boy Scouts lifts its ban on gay leaders.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- A Maryland teen, who earlier this year became the openly gay scout awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout, was in Seattle on Wednesday to deliver more than 125,000 signatures from his Change.org petition urging Amazon.com to ...

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