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MLB to strengthen policy against discrimination based on sexual orientation

| Monday, July 15, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

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‘Former’ homosexuals cancel ‘ex-gay pride’ event over ‘anti-ex-gay extremism’

| Monday, July 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Organizers of the first ever "Ex-Gay Pride" month have cancelled its gala event, blaming "anti-ex-gay extremism" and "security threats," and said its event would be moved and postponed to an undisclosed location in September.

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‘A perfect day’ – Terminally ill patient marries partner on airport tarmac

| Sunday, July 14, 2013
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John Arthur is bedridden with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), a progressive neurological disease that robs patients of their ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. On June 26, as he watched news that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages, John knew what would be that one "perfect day" before he took his last breath.

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Children of gay parents speak out in support of LGBT families (Video)

| Saturday, July 13, 2013
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In a new video from the Family Equality Council's "Outspoken Generation," young people from around the country who were raised by LGBT parents share their experiences of growing up in happy, healthy families.

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Latest polls mixed on marriage equality, discrimination, religious freedom

| Saturday, July 13, 2013
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The latest polls released this week affirm growing support for marriage equality in several states around the nation, as well as growing support for LGBT-inclusive workplace protections. But another poll suggests religious freedom should trump discrimination laws.

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‘Ender’s Game’ studio: Anti-gay author’s views are ‘completely irrelevant’ to film

| Friday, July 12, 2013
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Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming science-fiction epic “Ender’s Game,” responded Friday to an impending boycott of the film by gays rights advocates, and said the reasoning behind the effort is "completely irrelevant" to the film.

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D.C. council OKs new rules for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

| Friday, July 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia city council has approved a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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Nationwide blood drive to call attention to FDA ban on gay, bisexual male donors

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Gay rights activists are planning protests at blood donation centers across the nation on Friday to combat the Food and Drug Administration's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

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Record number of healthcare facilities commit to equal care for LGBT patients

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
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WASHINGTON – U.S. hospitals and clinics are increasingly committed to equality for LGBT patients, according to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

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Chicago police: Attack on lesbian couple an anti-gay hate crime

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
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CHICAGO -- A lesbian couple was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood on Saturday night by as many as 10 men who taunted them for being gay and took turns punching and kicking them on the dark street.

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