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Police search for clues in murder of transgender woman in Texas

| Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ty Underwood
Police in Tyler, Texas are searching for clues after a transgender woman was shot to death early Monday morning.

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Broadway legend, Oscar winner Joel Grey comes out at 82

Via: PEOPLE Magazine | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Joel Gray
Joel Grey reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and raised two children, but for decades, he kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time about his sexuality in an interview with PEOPLE magazine.

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Log Cabin Republicans elect gay Georgia politico as first chair from Deep South

DYANA BAGBY | The GA Voice | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Jamie Ensley
Longtime Georgia LGBT activist Jamie Ensley has been elected the first person from the Deep South to chair the national Log Cabin Republicans.

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Meet the group working to repeal Texas’ LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination laws

CARLOS MAZA | Equality Matters | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
David Welch
Several Texas cities have taken the historic step of passing non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people, only to see those laws challenged by the extreme right-wing U.S. Pastor Council -- a group that has labeled gay people "forces of spiritual darkness."

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Portugal defeats draft law to allow same‑sex couple adoptions

| Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Portugal's parliament has rejected draft laws to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favor by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

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Judge issues 14-day stay of order striking down Alabama gay marriage ban

| Sunday, January 25, 2015
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U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade issued the temporary stay on Sunday of her ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban to allow the state to seek relief from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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‘Snooki’ becomes ordained minister so she can officiate gay pals’ wedding

| Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The motivation behind Snooki's new side career? She plans to officiate the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists, Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller.

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First 24 hours of new Maryland governor’s tenure ‘not good’ for LGBT community

VIA: The Baltimore Sun | Sunday, January 25, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.)
In one of his first acts as Maryland's new GOP governor, Larry Hogan has held up a regulation that would have banned Medicaid providers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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France fines Twitter users for sending tweets advocating anti-gay violence

THE LOCAL | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Three French Twitter users were fined this week for sending tweets that included homophobic hashtags. It's the first time a French court has handed out convictions for homophobic abuse on Twitter.

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Okla. career anti-gay lawmaker introduces three bills targeting LGBT community

| Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sally Kern
Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” has introduced three new measures targeting the LGBT community.

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