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LGBT History Month profile: Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Elio Di Rupo
Elio Di Rupo is the prime minister of Belgium and head of the Socialist Party. He is the first openly gay man to lead a nation.

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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LGBT History Month profile: Journalist Anderson Cooper

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper is an award-winning news anchor, author and talk show host. Born in New York City to a prominent family, Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress and entrepreneur Gloria Vanderbilt.

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‘Boy wonder,’ scientist and inventor Jack Andraka profiled on ‘60 Minutes’

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old “boy wonder” inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher who was profiled by LGBTQ Nation last month, was the subject of a new “60 Minutes” feature that aired on CBS Sunday night.

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Fertility clinics helping more same-sex couples have kids

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Richard Drew, APEmbryologist Rick Slifkin displays some of the frozen sperm stored at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York.
BOSTON -- Fertility clinics have put a new twist on how to make babies: A "two-mom" approach that lets female same-sex couples share the biological role. One woman's eggs are mixed in a lab dish with donor sperm, then implanted in the other woman, who carries the pregnancy.

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LGBT History Month profile: Entrepreneur, Apple CEO Tim Cook

Equality Forum | Monday, October 14, 2013
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Tim Cook is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Apple, one of the world’s most valuable companies. In 2011, Steve Jobs handpicked Cook as his successor.

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LGBT History Month profile: Singer, songwriter Tracy Chapman

Equality Forum | Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman is a multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. Two of her songs have reached the Top 10 on the BillboardHot 100 chart, and her first No. 1 hit, “Fast Car,” was named one of the best songs of all time by Rolling Stone.

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Laramie, Wyoming, 15 years later: Reflections and looking forward

| Sunday, October 13, 2013
Matthew Shepard
As the sun sets on the Wyoming prairie and draws shadows into the neighboring foothills just west of the west, Jim Osborn opens the back door to let the dog outside and reflects on the October week that not only marks the annual global "Coming Out" day, but also the anniversary of the murder of his friend Matthew Shepard.

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LGBT History Month profile: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Willa Cather was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the most prominent American writers of the early 20th century. She is best known for her novels “O Pioneers!” and “My Antonia.”

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For Matthew Shepard and countless others, the work to erase hate continues

| Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Fifteen years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, two men lured Matthew Wayne Shepard, a 21-year old college freshman at the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie. He was kidnapped, robbed, brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left die on the cold Wyoming prairie...

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