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#ProudToPlay: YouTube campaign celebrates equality for all athletes

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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In celebration of the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and LGBT Pride month, YouTube is honoring the LGBT athletes, their supporters, and YouTube Creators who stand up for diversity in sports and elsewhere. In the new video sharing campaign, YouTube is encouraging users to to upload their own videos about what being #ProudToPlay means to them.

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Driving Mr. Briggs: The Kiss

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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A new YouTube web series from Frank Lowe, @GayAtHomeDad. “The premise is essentially just me driving the little man around to various places and at various times. We have hilarious banter in the car, and he often tells me off, which is priceless,” says Lowe.

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Nickelodeon, YouTube star Lucas Cruikshank comes out

| Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Lucas Cruikshank, the 19-year-old comic actor who created the character Fred Figglehorn, and the associated Fred series for his YouTube channel, which he parlayed into a film series for Nickelodeon, confirmed publicly on Tuesday that he is gay.

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Young ‘X-Men’ actor, YouTube celebrity Troye Sivan comes out as gay

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Troye Sivan, the 18-year-old Australian actor who played young James in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and who has amassed more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers by posting weekly videos, has come out as gay.

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Arizona business executive fired for video criticizing Chick-fil-A

| Friday, August 3, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson businessman was fired from his job on Thursday after posting a video online of himself in a Chick-fil-A drive-thru the day prior, in which he voiced his opposition to the company's CEO and the chain's financial support of anti-gay organizations.

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Karger’s ‘sexy frisbee’ campaign video yanked by YouTube as ‘inappropriate’

| Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- A campaign video by openly gay GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger -- that ended with a brief kiss by two men on a California beach, was removed by YouTube late yesterday because it violated YouTube's community policies.

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LGBT advocate Zach Wahls presents at GLAAD Media Awards

| Monday, March 26, 2012
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NEW YORK -- Writer and LGBT advocate Zach Wahls, the University of Iowa student who last year testified in a before the Iowa House of Representatives about the strength of his family and being raised by lesbian parents, took the stage Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

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All-star reading of Prop 8 trial play raises $2 million toward marriage equality fight

| Monday, March 5, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- A star-studded benefit reading of of Dustin Lance Black's play "8," featuring Brad Pitt and George Clooney, raised more than $2 million Saturday night for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), and gave YouTube viewers around the world a rare glimpse into the historic trial of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court halts plan to broadcast Prop 8 trial on YouTube

| Monday, January 11, 2010
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a federal judge's plan to broadcast the trial over California's ban on gay marriage by posting video on YouTube. Just an hour before the trial got under way Monday, the high court Court halted for at least...

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Prop 8 supporters appeal to Supreme Court to prevent broadcast of trial

| Saturday, January 9, 2010
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Gay marriage opponents have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block video coverage a federal trial on the constitutionality California's ban on same-sex marriage. Attorneys defending Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage filed the emergency appeal Saturday, arguing that their...

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