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College rescinds commencement invite to Dustin Lance Black over sex photos

Friday, April 18, 2014
Dustin Lance Black
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 -- Pasadena City College has rescinded an invitation to Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black to speak at its commencement ceremony because they fear sexually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. [...]

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‘Truth Wins Out’ founder launches Chicago radio program

Friday, April 18, 2014
Wayne Besen
CHICAGO -- Author and human rights advocate Wayne Besen will kick off a new radio show, “I’ve Got Issues,” on Saturday on Chicago's WCPT, an independent progressive talk radio station. [...]

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Lawyer who argued in favor of Prop 8 now planning gay daughter’s wedding

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Attorney Charles Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on same-sex marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. [...]

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‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bryan Singer
HONOLULU -- A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. [...]

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Richard Land ‘exposes’ the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ of the gay community

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Richard Land
While filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins on Tuesday, Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land and guest Donna Rice Hughes of the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough agreed that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. [...]

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Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [...]

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U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Monday, April 14, 2014
Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. [...]

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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 [...]

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Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Friday, April 11, 2014
Peter LaBarbera
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. [...]

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