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Gay widower renews petition for green card on 39th wedding anniversary

Monday, April 21, 2014
Anthony Sullivan
LOS ANGELES -- A 72-year-old Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades is renewing his pitch for a green card since the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage. [...]

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

Monday, April 21, 2014
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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. [...]

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014
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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 [...]

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Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Matthew Vines
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. [...]

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A journey from daughter to son: A transgender teen’s story

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California transgender teen is sharing his story to encourage acceptance of other LGBT kids like himself. [...]

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Study: Marriage leads to improved health for same-sex couples and their children

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dr. Paul Melchert (left) and his husband James Zimmerman, with their twin boys.
A recent report from The New England Journal of Medicine finds that marriage equality has positive effects on public health by improving access to healthcare for same-sex couples and their children, and reducing the risks of anxiety, depression and other mental health problems when a couple’s relationship is not legally [...]

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6th annual gay pride parade takes over Florida’s South Beach

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Pride week in south Florida culminated Sunday on the streets of South Beach for the 6th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival. [...]

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The path of acceptance vs. the path of rejection

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Eric Thomas and his friend Felix were both young gay men living in the Bronx. The difference that set their lives on different paths came from their homes and churches... [...]

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Advocate for homeless LGBT youth calls on Pope to end religion’s anti-gay messaging

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Homeless LGBT youth advocate Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, America's largest shelter for homeless LGBT youth, is calling on Pope Francis to to lead the world's religious communities in bringing an end to the "grave moral failure" by the Church to embrace LGBT [...]

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual "Day of Silence" by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [...]

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