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Justice Dept. files suit against Texas RV park in transgender discrimination case

| Friday, October 11, 2013
Roxanne Joganik
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a Texas recreational vehicle park for alleged discrimination against a transgender woman.

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Calif. governor signs law to improve healthcare training related to LGBT seniors

| Friday, October 11, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday aims to ensure that the state's LGBT seniors get respectful and competent elder care by integrating LGBT cultural competency instruction into training received by residential care facility administrators.

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U.S. Postal Service to issue stamp commemorating Harvey Milk

| Friday, October 11, 2013
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The United States Postal Service will issue a stamp in honor of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Foundation announced Thursday.

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GLAAD study: Gay depictions slip on network TV

| Friday, October 11, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from media advocacy group GLAAD.

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Today is National Coming Out Day

| Friday, October 11, 2013
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Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day -- the internationally observed day to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and LGBT civil rights movement.

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LGBT History Month profile: Transgender author Patrick Califia

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Patrick Califia is a transgender author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His writings explore sexuality and gender identity, and have included lesbian erotica and works about BDSM subculture.

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Christie wants emergency appeal of N.J. same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
Chris Christie
TRENTON, N.J. -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is asking a court to consider an emergency appeal in its effort to delay the start of same-sex marriages in the state.

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Man arrested in Tenn. in shooting death of renowned gay equestrian

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An arrest was made Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with the shooting death of renowned, openly gay Long Island equestrian riding instructor Ross Reisner.

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Father of gay teen who committed suicide killed during nationwide walk against bullying

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
Joe Bell
Joe Bell, the Oregon man who last April began a cross-country trek to spread his message against bullying after his 15-year-old gay son hanged himself, was hit and killed by a semi-truck on a Colorado highway Wednesday evening.

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Bill to deny LGBT parents custody of their children advances in Russian parliament

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
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MOSCOW -- A bill that would strip same-sex couples and LGBT individuals of custody of their children has advanced in the Russian parliament.

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