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LSU football player is sorry ‘if you were hurt’ that he called gays sissies

| Saturday, April 20, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A college football player at Louisiana State University apologized Friday for saying gays should not play football because they are sissies.

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ACLU to represent students who say school is stalling on gay-straight alliance

| Saturday, April 20, 2013
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KATHLEEN, Fla. — The American Civil Liberties Union says it will represent two students who have been unable to obtain permission to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at Kathleen High School in Polk County, Fla..

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Brazil: Judge rules same-sex couples in Rio de Janeiro state can marry

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- A judge in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on Friday published a legal ruling authorizing marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Idaho town rejects anti-discrimination ordinance, says it will rework proposal

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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POCATELLO, Idaho — The Pocatello City Council in southeast Idaho has rejected an ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations.

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday are participating in GLSEN's (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 18th annual Day of Silence by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools.

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Brittney Griner, WNBA’s overall draft pick: ‘Be who you are’

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
Brittney Griner is the No. 1 overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in Monday's WNBA draft.Photo: Jessica Hill, AP
HOUSTON -- Standing 6' 8" tall, with an arm span of 86" and wearing a men's size 18 shoe, Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury's 2013 WNBA number one Draft Pick, is an impressive figure both on and off the court.

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Ohio teacher files grievance, claims she was fired because she is gay

BOB VITALE | Outlook Columbus | Thursday, April 18, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A popular Columbus, Ohio, physical education teacher and coach who says she was fired because she is gay, has filed a grievance through her union against the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, according to her attorney.

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Peruvian father accused of setting son on fire because he is gay, HIV+

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
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A Peruvian father faces allegations of setting his 22-year-old son on fire after learning he is gay and HIV positive.

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Washington couple files suit against florist for anti-gay discrimination

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The ACLU on Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of a gay couple in Kennewick, Wash,, against a florist that discriminated against them because of their sexual orientation.

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Montana governor Steve Bullock to sign bill decriminalizing gay sex

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
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HELENA, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock will sign into law a bill that decriminalizes gay sex 16 years after the Montana Supreme Court ruled the law criminalizing gay sex unconstitutional, and ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws nationwide.

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