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Original engagement photo of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere.

Split decision in gay couple’s lawsuit over use of photo in anti-gay mailer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
DENVER -- A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a gay New Jersey couple whose engagement photo was used in campaign attack mailers in Colorado. [ Read more → ]
Kristen Kish

‘Top Chef’ winner Kristen Kish reveals she’s in a same-sex relationship

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Kristen Kish, the 2012 winner of Top Chef and only the second female in the show’s history to win the title, has come out, revealing in a New York Times profile that she is in a relationship with another woman. [ Read more → ]
Elaine Thompson, APGeoff McGrath points out an "inclusive scouting" badge worn on his Boy Scout scoutmaster uniform shirt for the Seattle troop he led, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash. The Boys Scouts of America has removed McGrath, an openly gay troop leader, after saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation.

Boy Scouts oust first openly gay Scoutmaster since welcoming gay youth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America on Monday booted an openly gay Scoutmaster, believed to be the first openly gay leader to be ousted since the BSA voted last year to accept openly gay scouts, but maintain a ban on gay and lesbian leaders. [ Read more → ]
Traditionalist Youth Network co-founder Matthew Heimbach

Group with ties to white supremacists files brief supporting gay marriage ban

Monday, March 31, 2014
LANSING, Mich. — A group with reported ties to white supremacists, has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in support of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
ICE

U.S. immigration officials free gay Ethiopian man pending asylum request

Monday, March 31, 2014
BOSTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Boston have released 19-year-old gay Ethiopian man who was facing deportation back to his home country where knowledge that he is gay could land him in prison. [ Read more → ]
TransMilitary

Preview: TransMilitary highlights the lives of transgender service members

Monday, March 31, 2014
On this Transgender Day of Visibility, the transgender advocacy group TransMilitary offers a preview of their project, set for release later this year, that highlights the lives of transgender service members here in the U.S. (where being transgender in the military is banned), and in the United Kingdom (where serving as openly transgender is allowed). [ Read more → ]
okcupid

OkCupid.com blocks Firefox users over CEO’s opposition to same-sex marriage

Monday, March 31, 2014
Dating and social networking website OkCupid.com on Monday began blocking Firefox users with a wall that informs them of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's opposition to same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
AP/InvisionSara Gilbert and Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert of ‘The Talk,’ ‘Roseanne,’ marries rock musician Linda Perry

Monday, March 31, 2014
Sara Gilbert, co-host of CBS’ “The Talk,” married rock musician Linda Perry on Sunday, her colleagues announced Monday. [ Read more → ]
Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler

Lambda Legal seeks marriage recognition for terminally ill Ind. woman and her wife

Monday, March 31, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lambda Legal on Monday asked a federal court to order the state of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a terminally ill woman and her wife. [ Read more → ]
David Olyn

South African man murdered after attacker told witnesses he was ‘going to kill a fag’

Monday, March 31, 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A 21-year-old man in South Africa has been tortured and brutally murdered in what has been reported as an anti-gay hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Brendan Eich

Three Mozilla board members resign over CEO who opposes same-sex marriage

Monday, March 31, 2014
Three Mozilla board members have resigned over the selection of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the company's new chief executive. The resignations are the latest fallout since the announcement last week that Eich -- who in 2008 donated to fight against marriage equality in California -- would lead Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser. [ Read more → ]
Via: Outsports.comMitch Eby

NCAA college football defensive end Mitch Eby comes out as gay

Monday, March 31, 2014
ORANGE, Calif. -- Mitch Eby, a junior defensive end at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., has come out as gay, delivering a moving coming-out speech to his teammates on March 18 that sent them into applause. [ Read more → ]
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Poll: Support for gay marriage in Va. still 50 percent, no change in past year

Monday, March 31, 2014
Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Virginia has stands at 50 percent just a little more than a month after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
Newsweek owners Johnathan Davis (left) and Etienne Uzac.

‘Newsweek’ owner endorses ‘ex-gay therapy,’ thinks gays can be ‘cured’

Monday, March 31, 2014
A profile in The Guardian takes a look at the new owners of the iconic newsmagazine, Newsweek, and how IBT Media co-founder Johnathan Davis believes that gay people can be cured through “gay-to-straight” reparative (on conversion) theraly. [ Read more → ]
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan to consider anti-gay law similar to Russia’s gay ‘propaganda’ ban

Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-gay law that would prohibit its citizens from creating "a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations” among minors, a bill nearly identical to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. [ Read more → ]
Mirella Salemi

NY appeals court upholds $1.6 million judgement awarded to lesbian chef

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW YORK -- The owner of a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca who warned his staff weekly about the eternal damnation awaiting "gay people" owes a lesbian chef $1.6 million, a New York appeals court ruled. [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles, APElton John and David Furnish

Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

Saturday, March 29, 2014
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. [ Read more → ]
Dave Elliott

Miss. newscaster apologizes for saying gays are in the news too much

Saturday, March 29, 2014
BILOXI, Miss. -- A longtime Mississippi newscaster came under fire this week for a Facebook post complaining about the amount of news coverage dedicated to the LGBT rights recently, and for suggesting that the LGBT community take a "gaycation." [ Read more → ]
Kellers-Bedford-TX

Lesbian couple’s 3-year-old son rejected by Texas school for having two moms

Friday, March 28, 2014
BEDFORD, Texas -- A lesbian couple in Bedford, Texas claim their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because he had two moms. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex couple’s divorce case could test Nebraska’s gay marriage ban

Friday, March 28, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A lesbian couple who married in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce in a case that could test the constitutionality of Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Judge Bill Graves

Court overturns judge’s refusal to allow transgender applicant’s name change

Thursday, March 27, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has reversed a county judge's refusal to grant a name change to a transgender person. [ Read more → ]
Mike Colona

Mo. lawmaker introduces bill to repeal state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Thursday, March 27, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri state lawmaker has introduced legislation to repeal the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Mo. court asked to block joint tax returns from married, same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Opponents of same-sex marriage have asked a Missouri court to block Gov. Jay Nixon's order that the state accept jointly filed tax returns from same-sex couples legally married in other states. [ Read more → ]
Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.

Tenn. OKs religious freedom bill that could be a ‘license to bully’ gay students

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee state Senate on Monday passed a bill that seeks to expand religious liberty protections for students in public schools, a measure critics say could lead to hate speech against gays, and others, in public schools, all in the name of religion. [ Read more → ]
Jill Nance, The News & Advance (AP)
Sunnie Kahle, 8, recently withdrew from Timberlake Christian School in Forest, Va. after the school sent a letter asking her to either dress and act more feminine or not enroll again because she looked too much like a boy.

Christian school says 8-year-old girl looks and acts too much like a boy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
TIMBERLAKE, Va. -- An 8-year-old girl in Timberlake, Va., is has been yanked from a Christian school after her grandparents received a warning letter that the girl's appearance "confused" other students as to whether she was a girl or a boy. [ Read more → ]
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