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FIFA investigates Mexico for anti-gay slurs during World Cup match

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mexican fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon at the World Cup. FIFA says "disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators" last Friday in Natal.

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Brooklyn gay man sues 5 Hasidic men, Shomrim patrol over beating

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.
NEW YORK — A gay man who was attacked and brutally beaten last December by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn filed a lawsuit Monday against the five men indicted in the attack and the Shomrim security patrol of which at least two of the assailants were members.

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Complaint filed against D.C. bistro for ‘gay bitches’ slur on printed receipt

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Courtesy: Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal filed a complaint Tuesday in the Washington, D.C., Office of Human Rights on behalf of a transgender woman who was given a restaurant receipt with an anti-LGBT slur printed on it while socializing with friends at a local hookah bar. According to the complaint, the words "GAY BITCHES" were printed in place of the customer's name.

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Atlanta man wanted in alleged anti-gay attack on cyclist turns himself in

| Thursday, June 5, 2014
Michael Sanders, seen here in images captured from the victims cell phone.
ATLANTA -- An Atlanta man wanted in an alleged anti-gay attack on a cyclist turned himself in on Wednesday. Michael Sanders was charged with battery in the May 23 attack on 24-year-old Quinn Chrzan.

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Why would LGBT ally Jonah Hill let fly with a gay slur?

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him. But the insult the actor hurled last week still raises the question: Why would someone like Hill, for years a vocal supporter of the LGBT community, use such a word? Even in a moment of anger?

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Jonah Hill apologizes for telling paparazzo to ‘Suck my dick, you faggot’

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Jonah Hill
Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill is apologizing for yelling for yelling an anti-gay slur at a photographer in Los Angeles over the weekend. Hill, 30, was walking with friends as he was followed by paparazzi shouting out comments in hopes the actor would respond, when one photographer began teasing him about his pink shorts...

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‘We don’t serve fags’ at Big Earl’s in Pittsburg, Texas

| Thursday, May 29, 2014
PITTSBURG, Texas -- A same-sex couple says they were told not to come back to a restaurant in East Texas because Big Earls "doesn't serve fags."

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Bullies target openly gay teen’s home with anti-gay slur

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A 16-year-old Michigan teen has become the target of bullies because he is gay, and now his home has been targeted as well.

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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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Chicago man receives email from Sprint addressing him as ‘gay sissyboy’

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014
CHICAGO -- A Chicago man says he received an email from mobile phone carrier Sprint addressing him as a "gay sissyboy" after calling the carrier's customer service line.

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