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Argentinian judges reduce rapist’s sentence ‘because six-year-old victim was gay’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Argentina judges Horacio Piombo and Benjamín Sal Llargués.
The child had a "homosexual orientation," Argentinian appeal court judges said in their ruling as they reduced the prison sentence for Mario Tolosa from six years to 38 months [...]

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Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
The bill prohibits licensed mental health care providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with anyone under the age of 18. [...]

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Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Kate Brown
The measure makes it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professional to practice therapy treatments purporting to change the sexual orientation of children younger than 18. [...]

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New Jersey high school wrestling state champ comes out on college recruiting trip

Monday, May 11, 2015
Alec Donovan
It was on a recruiting trip to Limestone College in South Carolina that Alec Donovan finally answered "the question." [...]

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Tulsa students suspended after LGBT poster defaced

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Okla.
Nearly a dozen students were suspended after a poster encouraging awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students was defaced. [...]

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Virginia’s largest school district bans gender identity discrimination

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Fairfax-schools
The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system. [...]

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Bullied Wisconsin transgender teen dies by suicide

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cameron Langrell
Just days after Cameron Langrell announced to friends and classmates online that she identified as a transgender girl, the 15-year-old took her own life. [...]

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Oregon state Senate approves bill banning conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Oregon-flag
If signed into law, Oregon would become the fourth jurisdiction — behind California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia — to pass such legislation [...]

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Study: Gay, bisexual kids bullied more, even at early age

Thursday, May 7, 2015
bullying
Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up — even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem. [...]

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Miley Cyrus launching foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Miley Cyrus
Cyrus is launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth, adding that not all her past relationships were "straight, heterosexual" ones. [...]

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