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Teacher fired from Catholic school after 18 years because she is gay

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
KARE-TVKristen Ostendorf
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Another employee of a suburban Minneapolis Catholic high school was fired after it was disclosed that the individual is gay and in a same-sex relationship.

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Lithuania Parliament to consider five anti-LGBT bills

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Five anti-LGBT bills are scheduled to be considered by Lithuania's parliament before the end of the year.

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N.C. teacher suspended for showing students ‘Same Love’ music video

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- A middle school teacher in North Carolina has been suspended for showing a group of students a music video for a song that supports same-sex marriage.

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White House, HHS to hold joint briefing on Obamacare and LGBT community

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday will host a joint briefing on the Affordable Healthcare Act and its impact on LGBT Americans.

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Transgender teen selected finalist for school’s homecoming queen

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Cassidy Lynn Campbell
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for her school's Homecoming Queen.

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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013
AP (File)
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors adjourned Wednesday without voting on two bills currently before the committee which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs.

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Fierstein plots return to Broadway with play about cross-dressing men

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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NEW YORK — Fresh off his success with "Kinky Boots," Harvey Fierstein will be offering his first play in almost 30 years — and there's plenty of kink.

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UPDATE: Suspect in alleged hate crime against Denver gay man turns himself in

| Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tilo Sandoval
Denver Police said via Twitter just before 6 p.m. Tuesday evening that Tilo Sandoval, identified as the suspect in last week's brutal beating of a gay man, had turned himself in to police.

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AFL-CIO adds protections for transgender workers to its constitution

| Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, amended its constitution Monday to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.

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LGBT advocacy group hopes to bring ‘equality’ license plates to Va.

| Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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RICHMOND, Va. -- A statewide LGBT advocacy group is working to being an "equality" license plate to Virginia in support of LGBT rights.

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