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Former Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges.

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Gay Games gets financial boost with first-ever presenting sponsor

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Organizers for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled next year in Ohio have landed two major sponsors for the event, including the first to pay for its name in the title.

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Keyes: Gays don’t have a right to marry, just as we don’t have a right to pick our nose and eat boogers

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Alan Keyes recently delivered a speech Keyes at a college in Michigan, where he made the case that the government can’t recognize gay rights, reproductive rights and the separation of church and state, just as we shouldn’t recognize the right of a person to pick their nose and eat their boogers.

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Doctor withdraws as Johns Hopkins commencement speaker over anti-gay remarks

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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BALTIMORE — A Baltimore pediatric neurosurgeon who made derogatory comments comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality has withdrawn as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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NHL, ‘You Can Play’ announce partnership to support gay athletes

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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The National Hockey League and its players association on Thursday announced a groundbreaking partnership with the "You Can Play" project in what is likely the most comprehensive effort by a major North American sports league to support gay athletes.

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Couple takes action against florist for anti-gay discrimination

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Wednesday it is representing a Kennewick, Wash., gay couple in seeking remedies from a florist that discriminated against them by refusing to provide flowers for their wedding.

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Missouri man arrested, handcuffed, banned from bedside of sick partner

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Missouri man has been arrested for refusing to leave the hospital bedside of his sick partner after a family member requested that he do so.

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French Senate approves adoption provision of marriage equality bill

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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PARIS -- The French Senate on Wednesday evening approved a key provision of its proposed marriage equality bill that would guarantee adoption rights to same-sex couples.

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Calif. bill aimed at Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy clears first hurdle

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks cleared its first vote on Wednesday in the California Legislature.

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‘Trans 100′ list highlights groundbreaking work within transgender community

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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A website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and a Phoenix-based non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of trans people, on Tuesday announced the Trans 100 list, an inaugural overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the U.S.

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