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Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. [...]

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Ian McKellen says British government told him not to go to Russia

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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LONDON -- Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law. [...]

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U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

Monday, December 9, 2013
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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity. [...]

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Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at age 95

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. [...]

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Pat Robertson on how to pray for your gay family member

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Pat Robertson says he wants to vomit when he sees photos of gay couples, but advised one 700 Club viewer today that homosexuality is a “very delicate situation.” He suggested to a viewer, Teresa, that she could help her openly gay nephew by making him realize the Bible is “explicit” [...]

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Israeli president Shimon Peres endorses same-sex marriage

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday endorsed same-sex marriage, saying "we must allow everyone to live as is natural to them." [...]

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NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Catholics ‘outmarketed’ on gay marriage

Friday, November 29, 2013
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NEW YORK -- New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of same-sex marriage and has been "caricatured as being anti-gay." [...]

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Duncan’s Bar Mitzvah – A Call for Freedom to Marry

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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On November 9, 2013, Duncan McAlpine Sennett became a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon. During this important rite of passage for a Jewish 13 year old, the Bar Mitzvah gives a speech or "D'var Torah" relating the biblical text to their own lives and passions. [...]

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis join United Nations’ gay rights campaign

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. hip hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have joined the U.N. Free and Equal Campaign to encourage greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [...]

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Judge lets Chris Brown skip DC court date in alleged homophobic assault

Friday, November 22, 2013
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WASHINGTON — A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court. [...]

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