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Report: Majority of Americans in every congressional district support ENDA

| Friday, November 22, 2013
ENDA
LOS ANGELES — A majority of Americans in every U.S. congressional district support laws that protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, such as the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed last week by the U.S. Senate, according to new research from UCLA’s Williams Institute.

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Ellen vs. Hallmark: ‘Oh how gay it is…’

| Friday, November 22, 2013
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After changing the word on an ornament, Hallmark fell under some scrutiny. Ellen had a great way for them to get back on track.

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Bomb threat disrupts opening of St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
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ST. PETERBURG, Russia — Queer Russia is reporting that a bomb threat has delayed the opening of the St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival.

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Bishop: I tried hard to avoid trial for pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
Rev. Frank Schaefer
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A United Methodist official in Pennsylvania says she didn't want to put a pastor on trial for officiating at his gay son's wedding.

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Couples in Tenn. same-sex marriage lawsuit seek injunction

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
From left: Plaintiffs Dr. Valeria Tanco and Dr. Sophy Jesty, John Espejo and Matthew Mansell, Kellie Miller and Vanessa DeVillez (Sgt. First Class Ijpe DeKoe and Thom Kostura not pictured.)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Four same-sex couples are asking a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would force Tennessee to recognize their marriages.

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Nike launches PAC to support marriage equality campaign in Oregon

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon-based Nike, Inc., on Tuesday announced it had formed the Nike Equality PAC, a foundation to raise money in support of marriage equality.

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Scottish Parliament advances marriage equality bill

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Scottish Parliament voted 98-15 Wednesday evening to advance legislation that would bring marriage equality to Scotland as early as March 2014.

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IKEA deletes article on lesbian couple from magazine’s Russian edition

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
An IKEA store in Russia
HELSINKI — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has cancelled an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda.

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Equality House honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the advocacy group Planting Peace has painted its Topeka, Kan., Equality House the colors of the transgender flag.

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Obama honors Bayard Rustin, Sally Ride with Medal of Freedom

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (left) and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday posthumously honored LGBT and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and Dr. Sally Ride, the first known LGBT astronaut, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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