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Archive for April 2011

‘Truth Wins Out’ Calls On FL Pastor To Exit Local Race

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An LGBT advocacy group that fights religious extremism is demanding a Florida pastor remove herself from a local election because of her anti-gay views.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

April 28, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Youth Start Online Forum for LGBT in the Middle East

Gay rights advocates in the Middle East have created a new website that allows for open discussion on homosexuality–an ‘offense’ that’s punishable with life imprisonment or even death throughout most of the region.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

April 27, 2011 at 6:45 PM

TN Senate Panel Approves “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

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A Tennessee Senate committee passed a bill last Wednesday prohibiting teachers from talking about homosexuality in the classroom until students are in the ninth grade.

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM

City Officials May Rescind Gay Rights Ordinance in Manhattan, KS

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Newly-elected city commissioners in Manhattan, Kansas, want to overturn a recently-passed ordinance that would protect LGBT residents in the areas of employment, housing and public accomodations.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

April 26, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Gay Rights Groups Launch NY Marriage Campaign

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Four gay rights groups have come together to form a coalition that will push to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.

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House panel holds ‘Defense of Marriage’ hearing

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House Republicans organized a subcommittee hearing Friday on the Obama administration’s decision to limit its defense of DOMA in certain courts, and Democrats came out swinging.  

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Report: Religious Right is Blocking LGBT Anti-Bullying Efforts

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A new report from a progressive advocacy group shows that members of the religious right are working hard to end anti-gay bullying programs in the nation’s school systems.

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Defector claims NOM rewarded its ‘propagandists’

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A former member of the National Organization for Marriage is coming out swinging against the anti-gay group, saying it rewards supporters for promoting its political agenda.

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Gay Rights Advocates to Protest National Tax Day

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Two gay rights advocacy groups are teaming up to protest National Tax Day on behalf of same-sex couples who must file their returns separately.

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

MO Teen Booted From School Over Gay Equality Shirt

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A Missouri teen is fighting back against administrators after he was told to leave school for wearing a T-shirt that he says was supportive of equal rights.

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Written by OutQ News staff

April 15, 2011 at 7:45 AM

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