Murray and Ayotte Introduce Military Sexual Assault Bill

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Tuesday, as the Pentagon’s annual report on sexual assault showed an alarming increase in cases, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced the Combating Military Sexual Assault (MSA) Act of 2013. In an effort to reduce sexual assaults within the military and help the victims of this crime, the Combating MSA Act would […]

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Jason Collins: Gay in the NBA

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Jason Collins took a huge step in major American sports by coming out today.  “If I had my way, somebody would have already done this…I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport but since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.” The support has been […]

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Faith Leaders: Disappointed over Gay Boy Scouts Ban

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Last Friday, the Boy Scouts of America proposed maintaining its ban on adult gay leaders, while dropping the ban on gay scouts. Several faith leaders quickly expressed their disappointment in the proposed policy change. All faith leaders continued to call for a fully inclusive scouting program that included qualified gay leaders, even while some expressed joy […]

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Two Women Kiss To Stop Protesters

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By: Brandy Black Does kissing defuse anger?  These two women kissed in front of demonstrators who gathered to oppose the bill which would allow gay marriage and adoption in France.  The women of Marseille, France explained later that they were straight but simply wanted to draw attention to the issue with a gesture of solidarity.

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Pentagon Will Allow Uniformed Service Members to March in San Diego Gay Pride Parade

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  CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Defense Department announced -for the first time in U.S. history -that it is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade.  Even though their policy is to not allow troops to march in uniform in parades they will be making an exception for the San Diego […]

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My Kind of Republican

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By: Shannon Ralph I figured, okay, I’ll move to the White House, do the best I can, and if they don’t like it, they can kick me out. But they can’t make me somebody I am not.—Betty Ford Betty Ford  died last week at the age of 93. Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill First Lady, Betty […]

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Anti-Gay Conservative Pledge

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By: Shannon Ralph Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Republican candidate for president, became the first candidate to sign a new anti-gay conservative pledge on July 7th.  “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family”  is a conservative pledge to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, oppose any form of gay marriage at any level […]

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GLAAD Board of Directors Announces Resignation of President

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By: The Seattle Lesbian The Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced their acceptance of President Jarrett Barrios’ resignation.  The Board of Directors will now begin to assemble an Executive Search Committee to identify a new President.  GLAAD’s Board of Directors confirmed a commitment to maintaining a strong […]

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