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bullying

UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Monday, April 21, 2014
Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by King’s College London. [ Read more → ]
bar-sign

Brooklyn bar owner fights landlord who forbids him from operating a gay bar

Monday, April 21, 2014
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the premises. [ Read more → ]
Texas-flag

Poll: For the first time, more Texans support marriage equality than oppose it

Monday, April 21, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas -- For the first time in any poll, more Texans support legalizing same-sex marriage than oppose it. [ Read more → ]
pennsylvania

Quicker ruling sought in challenge to Pa. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, April 21, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Gay couples and others challenging Pennsylvania's 1996 law banning same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Monday to bypass a trial in favor of a quicker ruling in the case. [ Read more → ]
Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney

Judge: Indiana lacks valid reason for same-sex marriage ban

Monday, April 21, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has said that attorneys defending Indiana's same-sex marriage ban haven't given a valid reason why the state should not recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness. [ Read more → ]
Geoffrey McGrath

Boy Scouts revokes church charter for refusing to oust openly gay Scoutmaster

Monday, April 21, 2014
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America said it has revoked a Seattle-area church's charter because its troop leader is openly gay. [ Read more → ]
Oregon-flag

Federal court to hear challenge to Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, April 20, 2014
SALEM, Ore. -- The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week, and while critics will argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians, there appears to be little support for it to be upheld. [ Read more → ]
same-sex-marriage

Report: Marriage equality will add $47 million, new jobs to Oregon’s economy

Sunday, April 20, 2014
As a federal court prepares to hear arguments in a challenge to Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, a new report finds that marriage equality would add $47 million to the state’s economy and generate over 450 new jobs over three years. [ Read more → ]
Crystal Jackson (left), and Britney Cosby were murdered last week and found dumped near a convenience store in Port Bolivar, Texas.

Police hope discovery of murder victim’s vehicle will provide new clues in case

Sunday, April 20, 2014
HOUSTON — A vehicle that had been sought in connection with the murder of a lesbian couple in South Texas last month has been recovered, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. [ Read more → ]
DreamWorks Pictures

Living single in the age of marriage equality

Sunday, April 20, 2014
What good is being gay when you have no one to love? What good is same-sex marriage when you’re single? During the periods when I was single, I watched a lot of films, at home, alone. The selection process had to be very cautious. Romance was out. Drama too, as my emotions were too raw after breakups. Suspense and mystery were iffy; I’m more easily spooked when I don’t have someone to protect. Sci-fi creeped me out. Comedy was about the only choice left... [ Read more → ]
Eric-Snyder

Gay teen uses Eagle Scout project to help the local LGBT community

Sunday, April 20, 2014
As a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts of America had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham: Putin’s doing what’s right for Russia, gays can go to heaven if they repent

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of iconic American preacher Billy Graham, reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex marriage and gay adoption in an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” [ Read more → ]
Matthew Vines

Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Sunday, April 20, 2014
A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. [ Read more → ]
Michael Egan

Man details abuse claims against ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer

Saturday, April 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. [ Read more → ]
Breaking-through

LGBT elected officials tell their stories in documentary ‘Breaking Through’

Saturday, April 19, 2014
In the award winning documentary "Breaking Through," filmmakers Cindy L. Abel and Michael Bruno take their camera to the elected men and women in Washington and across the nation who have played a key role in advancing LGBT equaltiy. [ Read more → ]
Pat Brady

Ill. GOP replaces six party officials who wanted to oust pro-gay marriage leader

Saturday, April 19, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions. [ Read more → ]
The Beverly Hills Hotel

LGBT donors cancel conference at Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, April 19, 2014
A group of high-dollar LGBT donors has cancelled plans to hold its upcoming conference at the famed Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles following news that its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, would institute a revised penal code in his country which calls for death by stoning for homosexual activity. [ Read more → ]
Vanessa (left) and Melanie Alenier.

Plaintiffs challenging Fla. gay marriage ban to attend White House Easter event

Saturday, April 19, 2014
A lesbian couple who are among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same marriage, have been invited to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll with their 5-year-old son. [ Read more → ]
gavel

Calif. judge rules against opponents of transgender students’ rights law

Saturday, April 19, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Dutro

Woman gets life in prison for murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Friday, April 18, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son who she believed was gay. [ Read more → ]
Dustin Lance Black

College rescinds commencement invite to Dustin Lance Black over sex photos

Friday, April 18, 2014
PASADENA, Calif. -- Pasadena City College has rescinded an invitation to Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black to speak at its commencement ceremony because they fear sexually explicit photos of Black that surfaced on the internet in 2009 would tarnish the school’s reputation. [ Read more → ]
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe president threatens to expel diplomats who promote gay rights

Friday, April 18, 2014
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in the southern African country. [ Read more → ]
Crystal Moore

S.C. town questions anti-gay mayor’s abrupt firing of lesbian police chief

Friday, April 18, 2014
LATTA, S.C. -- Residents and city council members in Latta, S.C., are questioning the abrupt firing of the town’s first female and openly lesbian police chief, after a recording of the mayor defending the firing reveals his anti-gay bias. [ Read more → ]
bullies

School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." [ Read more → ]
Marriage-license

Oregon revises marriage licenses to accommodate for same-sex couples

Friday, April 18, 2014
In light of the Oregon attorney general’s decision to not defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Oregon is now revising its marriage licenses to include forms for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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