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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox honored with GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Out actress Ellen Page took the stage at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to advocate, actress, writer, and producer Laverne Cox.
Jennifer Lopez and Laverne Cox were honored with GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, saluting what GLAAD calls fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

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Nevada GOP removes opposition to gay marriage, abortion from platform

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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LAS VEGAS --- The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

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Leslie Cheung’s biography: 11 years after his death, fans remember his warmth

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung's fans came to him through their love of his music and his performances on the screen, both large and small, but they stayed with him, and even now, over 11 years after his death, they stay with him because of his warmth, simplicity and humbleness of character.

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Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Douglas Spady
PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr.

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Manning regains honor as grand marshal in San Francisco Pride parade

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Chelsea Manning
SAN FRANCISCO — An imprisoned U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will serve as an honorary grand marshal in this year's San Francisco Pride parade.

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HRC official to join Conn. senator’s office as chief of staff

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Allison Herwitt
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy's office as his chief of staff.

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Oregon City high school students protest Day of Silence with anti-gay t-shirts

Friday, April 11, 2014
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OREGON CITY, Ore. -- On this national Day of Silence, designed to call attention to anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools, some students at an Oregon high school staged their own protest to tell others that "gay is not OK."

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Apple CEO tweets U.S. House to pass ENDA on Civil Rights anniversary

Friday, April 11, 2014
Tim Cook
Apple chief executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to remind the U.S. House of Representatives that on this 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it’s not too late to pass workplace protections for LGBT people.

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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
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In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives.

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Utah AG says defense of state’s gay marriage ban is not about hate

Friday, April 11, 2014
Sean Reyes
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday during a rally of gay marriage opponents that his defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban in a federal appeals court is not motivated by hate.

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