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Texas A&M student president vetoes LGBT funding ‘opt-out’ bill

| Friday, April 5, 2013
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The student body president at Texas A&M University on Friday vetoed a religious freedom bill passed by the student senate earlier this week that opponents said had only one intent -- defunding the LGBT student center.

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Report: Ayanbadejo hints that LGBT advocacy may be a factor in being cut by Ravens

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Brendon AyanbadejoAP
NEW YORK -- Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hinted Thursday evening that his advocacy for marriage equality and LGBT rights may have been one of the reasons he was cut from the team.

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Magic Johnson: I’ve known for ‘a long time’ my son is gay; ‘That’s my main man’

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Former NBA star Magic Johnson said Thursday that he's known “for a long, long time” that his 20-year-old son E.J. is gay, and said he and his wife Cookie made it clear long ago that E.J.'s entire family loved and supported him.

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Letterman: Opposing gay marriage in the name of religion is ‘absolute stupidity’

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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NEW YORK -- David Letterman, playing host to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on "The Late Show" on CBS Wednesday night, had a few remarks directed at opponents of same-sex marriage.

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Gay student’s HIV status revealed in student council smear campaign

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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HOUSTON -- Campus police at the University of Houston-Downtown have launched an investigation over flyers that surfaced on campus that detailed private medical information about a gay student's HIV status.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida throws his support behind marriage equality

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)AP
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida on Thursday joined the chorus of moderate Democrats in reversing his longtime opposition to same-sex marriage, leaving only six remaining Democratic U.S. Senators who have not yet come out in support of marriage equality.

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LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo released from Baltimore Ravens

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday released reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken champion of LGBT rights and marriage equality, from his contract.

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Film critic, longtime LGBT community supporter Roger Ebert dies

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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CHICAGO, — Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, who was known for his “thumbs up, thumbs down” critiques of films, died Thursday. He was 70, and had battled cancer in recent years.

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Transgender high school senior wins battle to wear dress to school prom

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tony Zamazal
HOUSTON -- A transgender high school senior in Houston, Texas, has won a fight to wear a dress to the senior prom.

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Chicago-area black clergy members amp up support for same-sex marriage

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Rev. Dr. B. Herbert Martin
CHICAGO — A group of black Chicago area clergy members say they're supporting gay marriage not as a religious issue, but because it's a matter of equality.

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