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Pennsylvania school district refuses to change policy on transgender students

| Monday, May 6, 2013
Issak Wolfe
RED LION, Pa. – The Red Lion Area School District (RLASD) has refused to change its policy regarding transgender candidates for prom court, nor will it agree to allow transgender students to use a name at graduation to match their gender identity, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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LGBT ally, marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe cut by Minnesota Vikings

| Monday, May 6, 2013
Chris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken ally and supporter of same-sex marriage, said Monday he has been released by the team.

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Singer Josh Ritter criticizes Christian college for anti-gay student policy

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
Josh Ritter Source
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, fresh from a performance at a private Christian college in Pennsylvania, criticized the school after learning it’s “Community Covenant” forbids its students from “sinful practices as … homosexual behavior.”

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Gingrich claims religious rights are being ‘outlawed’ by marriage equality

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
Newt Gingrich
Former U.S. House Speaker, and failed GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," falsely claimed that Catholic adoption agencies are being "outlawed" in some states where marriage equality laws take effect.

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Protesters rally outside bridal shop for denying service to transgender woman

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rohit Singh (left) and Colin Peace outside Jenny's Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon.Photo: Liam Richards via The Canadian Press
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- Dozens of transgender activists and allies gathered outside a Canadian bridal shop on Saturday to show support for a woman who said she was refused service at the store because she is transgender.

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Realtor fired after distributing anti-gay flyer promoting ‘traditional’ families

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Andrew Ciastek
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A Canadian real estate agent who distributed anti-gay marketing flyers promoting “traditional” families as "best for the future of the kids” has been terminated, according to his employer.

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R.I. bishop warns Catholics against attending ‘immoral’ gay weddings

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin issued a warning to Catholics this week that are not free to “endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior,” and advised against attending any gay weddings now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Rhode Island.

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Italy’s PM yanks post from deputy minister following anti-gay remarks

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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MILAN -- Italy's premier has removed the equal opportunities deputy minister from her post after she said gays invited discrimination by "ghettoizing" themselves.

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Harvard professor apologizes for anti-gay remarks at financial conference

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Niall Ferguson
A Harvard professor has apologized for anti-gay remarks when he said famed British economist John Maynard Keynes' philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children.

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Jason Collins opens up to Oprah on coming out, stigmas, family acceptance

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Oprah Winfrey sat down with the Jason Collins and his family for a candid discussion about the NBA's player's announcement this week that he is gay.

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