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Pa. school still refuses to announce transgender grad by his chosen name

| Friday, May 17, 2013
Issak Wolfe
RED LION, Pa. -- A transgender student in central Pennsylvania is continuing his fight to be announced by his male name at graduation next month.

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Int’l Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe

| Friday, May 17, 2013
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LGBT rights advocates observed the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHO) in more than 100 countries around the world Friday, commemorating the May 17, 1990 decision by the World Health Organization that decategorized homosexuality as a mental disorder.

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Catholic school: Transgender student must wear girl’s graduation gown

| Thursday, May 16, 2013
Damian Garcia
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A transgender student at a Catholic high school in Albuquerque, N.M., says he is has been told he must wear female student gown at his graduation procession, or not walk at all.

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LGBT ally Chris Kluwe says he’s joining the Oakland Raiders

| Thursday, May 16, 2013
Chris Kluwe
Outspoken LGBT ally, marriage equality supporter, and former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he will be signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to a report by Fox Sports.

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Texas House votes to allow university groups to ignore non-discrimination policies

| Thursday, May 16, 2013
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AUSTIN -- The Texas state House of Representatives on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill to allow student organizations at any of the state’s public universities to discriminate in their membership practices.

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Poll: Mich. voters support repealing state’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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LANSING, Mich. -- A new poll finds that a majority of Michigan voters support repealing the state's ban on same-sex marriage, and replacing it with an amendment to allow gay couples the freedom to marry.

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Filmmaker plans campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in South Korea

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kim Jho Gwang-soo (left) and Kim Seung-Hwan via Facebook
SEOUL, South Korea -- An openly gay filmmaker in South Korea on Wednesday said he plans to campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in the conservative nation, while announcing plans to marry his partner of nine years.

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Poll finds significant shift in Virginia in support of same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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A new poll finds that a majority of voters in Virgina now support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, reflecting a significant shift in public opinion over the last two years.

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Another Ore. bakery refuses to provide wedding cake for same-sex couple

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A lesbian couple in Oregon who went to find a baker for their wedding cake said they were turned away from a local bakery because they are gay.

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BREAKING: Minn. governor signs marriage equality bill — ‘Love is the law’

| Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Governor Mark Dayton has signed the state's marriage equality bill into law, making Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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