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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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Transgender nursing student threatened with arrest for using women’s restroom

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
Alex Wilson
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A transgender nursing student a the Pinellas Technical Education Center in Clearwater, Fla., said she has been threatened with arrest and legal action after a fellow student complained that she uses the women's restroom.

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Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
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NEW YORK – LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

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N.M. transgender students must follow birth certificate to join high school teams

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The organization that regulates high school sports and activities across the state of New Mexico has updated its policy in regards to transgender students, and will only allow students to participate in sports based on the gender listed on their birth certificate.

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The Gay Men Project: Capturing glimpses into ordinary, extraordinary lives

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Aunsha and Michael, New York City
The Gay Men Project is an online undertaking by photographer Kevin Truong to capture self-identified gay men in their environment to give viewers a sense of who they are and the life they lead. Subtle and unshowy, the photographs provide glimpses into gay men’s ordinary and extraordinary lives.

Gay Ind. teen settles bullying lawsuit against school district for $65,000

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Darnell Young
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An openly gay Indianapolis teenager who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has agreed to settle his lawsuit against Indianapolis Public Schools for $65,000.

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Human Rights Watch: Macedonia has turned ‘a blind eye’ to anti-gay attacks

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental human rights advocacy organization, said Wednesday the Macedonia government has turned "a blind eye" to a series of anti-LGBT attacks over the past two months, and called on Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to ensure a thorough investigation of the incidents.

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Lambda Legal, ACLU to seek ‘swift ruling’ in challenge to Ill. gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois said Tuesday they plan to file a motion for summary judgment, asking for a swift ruling in an ongoing lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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