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Fargo, N.D., adopts resolution supporting LGBT residents

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Fargo, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. -- City commissioners in Fargo, N.D., on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to encourage "tolerance and acceptance of all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

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Activists protest Russia’s anti-LGBT laws at Times Square Olympic countdown

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Courtesy: Queer NationQueer Nation activists protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Times Square on Tuesday.
Olympic gold medalists stood on a temporary stage in Times Square talking about training and teamwork when the chants rose up from about 50 feet away. "Homophobia has got to go!" bellowed more than a dozen protesters who unveiled a rainbow banner reading, "Don't Buy Putin's Lies."

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Colo. campaign targets athletes, student leaders to promote inclusive culture

NIC GARCIA | Education News Colorado | Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Michelle Murphy likes to imagine a world in which Colorado’s high school cheerleaders and quarterbacks are the cure to bullying and hazing — not the cause...

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Two same-sex couples file federal challenge to Texas gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Two same-sex couples on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging Texas' constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Neb. man assaulted after sticking up for gay friends in alleged hate crime

| Monday, October 28, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots."

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Hawaii Senate committee OK’s marriage equality bill, floor vote expected Tuesday

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APHawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks at a Hawaii Senate committee hearing on gay marriage at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Monday.
HONOLULU -- Hawaii's battle over same-sex marriage brought state lawmakers back to work Monday after the governor called a special session that could make the islands a wedding destination for more couples.

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Equality House hosts ‘Drag Down Bigotry’ show in Westboro neighborhood

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Photos courtesy Equality House, Planting Peace
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the "God hates Fags" movement, found itself with ringside seats to drag show on Saturday, organized by its neighbor, the rainbow painted Equality House.

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Idaho town’s LGBT non-discrimination law to face ballot referendum

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Pocatello
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Opponents of a recently passed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance have gathered the required signatures to force a May 2014 referendum in hopes voters in Pocatello, Idaho, will repeal the measure.

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Gay Anglican bishop says God leading change to understand homosexuality

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Bishop Gene Robinson
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church told a Purdue University audience he believes God is leading people to a deeper understanding of homosexuality.

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Indiana University joins fight against proposed same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has joined a bipartisan campaign fighting a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages.

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