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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus for promoting ‘lesbian sex’

Friday, August 22, 2014
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds and for allegedly inciting lesbian sex. The National Commission of Public Entertainment and Radio said in a statement Thursday that it took the action [...]

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School review committee votes against censoring book ‘Two Boys Kissing’

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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WARRENTON, Va. — A Virginia high school review committee has voted not to censor a contested book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover. [...]

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Parent wants book about ‘Two Boys Kissing’ removed from school library

Monday, April 7, 2014
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WARRENTON, Va. -- A Virginia high school is once again considering a parent's appeal to remove a book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover. [...]

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Ark. school district defends censoring gay student’s coming out story

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Taylor Ellis
SHERIDAN, Ark. -- The superintendent of an Arkansas school district is defending a decision by school officials to censor a yearbook profile of an openly gay student and his "coming out" story, calling it the "proper direction for our community." [...]

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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

Friday, July 19, 2013
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TORONTO -- Tim Hortons, the Ontario-based coffee and doughnut house with more than 3,500 locations in Canada and the U.S., said Friday it has lifted a block of a popular Canadian LGBT news website from its in-store Wi-fi under pressure from gay rights advocates who vowed to launch a boycott [...]

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Digital comic blocked over ‘tiny porno images’ depicting gay sex

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Apple, known for its tight controls over material and apps sold through its channels, has blocked the latest edition of a digital comic called "Saga" from being sold through comic book apps on the iPad and iPhone because it contained two scenes depicting gay sex. [...]

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Pentagon blocks LGBT websites for ‘operational security reasons’

Friday, January 4, 2013
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More than 15 months since the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military's former ban on openly gay service members, the U.S. Department of Defense continues to block access to websites it categorizes as LGBT. [...]

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Shut The (Bleep) Up

Monday, August 29, 2011
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Candidates are actively interrupting scientific communication in this country. Blatantly standing up in the middle of the show and making factual inferences with fantastical statements. Distracting people from the reality hiding behind the curtain with a little folksy humor or superstitious nonsense. And I’m annoyed. [...]

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Yielding to censorship: Missouri school bans books that are ‘contrary to the Bible’

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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The school board in Republic, Missouri, voted 4-0 recently to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhouse-Five” and another book, Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer,” after a local resident complained that the books teach ideas contrary to the Bible. [...]

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School principal bans ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ because a gay man wrote it

Friday, May 13, 2011
Dwight Probasco
My senior year at Marshfield High School was getting rolling and auditions for our drama club’s production of Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” were scheduled for the afternoon. [...]

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