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Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer

Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer

By Val Powell March 19, 2014

Vernita Gray, a known advocate for LGBT rights, died on Tuesday at her home in Edgewater, Chicago, after succumbing to breast cancer. Gray had been battling cancer since 1996, and had several recurrences through the years. She was 65. Gray …

Jason Collins: 1st Openly Gay NBA Player Re-Signed Jason Collins: 1st Openly Gay NBA Player Re-Signed

Although Jason Collins should be admired for his courage to be the first openly gay NBA player, he should be ever more applauded for joining the slightly ramshackled Brooklyn Nets today. While already proven brave, Collins shows that he may …

Vladimir Luxuria Detained At Sochi for Activism Vladimir Luxuria Detained At Sochi for Activism

Vladimir Luxuria, former Communist MP for Italy and current television personality, was detained twice by Russian police for her gay-rights activism in Sochi. Her first detainment came on Sunday after holding up a sign in the Olympic Park which read …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Google Makes Statement With Latest Doodle Google Makes Statement With Latest Doodle

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the …

FAFSA Now Recognizes Same-Sex Unions FAFSA Now Recognizes Same-Sex Unions
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It’s that time again– right up there with the joys of pulling all-nighters is the FAFSA adventure that you must do every year for the upcoming school year. Whether you’re a freshman or an old pro at this, a few …

George Takei: Utah, Boldly Change Your Gay Stance George Takei: Utah, Boldly Change Your Gay Stance
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George Takei, widely known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek series, is currently dealing with another breed of species– politicians. While promoting his part in the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience, gay activist Takei …

Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison? Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison?
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On Monday, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act that criminalizes gay marriage, gay organizations and anyone working with or promoting them. This has lead to a mass arrest of dozens of men who are gay …

Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law
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On Monday it was announced that Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes “amorous relationships” between same-sex couples, setting the stage for civil rights movement protests. “Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
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On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

Utah Gay Marriage Laws Pending Final Resolution Utah Gay Marriage Laws Pending Final Resolution

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday that the state will not recognize gay marriages performed since Dec. 20 pending a final ruling by the courts. U.S district judge Robert Shelby ruled on Dec. 20 that the state’s ban on same-sex …

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules For Marriage Equality New Mexico Supreme Court Rules For Marriage Equality
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The New Mexico Supreme Court has made a landmark decision regarding marriage equality. The panel of five judges ruled that same-sex marriages were legal across the state. An excerpt of the decision reads: We conclude that although none of New …

Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott
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Greg Louganis is opposed to a boycott of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Instead of boycotting the Olympics, Louganis urged athletes to dedicate their performances to the gay family and friends who have supported them. “If you have a supportive …

Croatia Same-Sex Vote Denies Marriage Equality Croatia Same-Sex Vote Denies Marriage Equality
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Marriage Equality has been a hot topic in the United States, as more and more states pass legislation allowing marriage between same-sex couples. Illinois is the most recent state to join the crusade, legalizing marriage for all couples looking to …

Hawaii Gay Marriage Is Finally A Thing Hawaii Gay Marriage Is Finally A Thing

Hawaii has finally legalized gay marriage, and they have become the 16th state to do so. Each time a new state decides to legalize gay marriage, it becomes big news around the country. This idea starts to beg the question, …

Bisexual Homeless Teen is Helped by Strangers Bisexual Homeless Teen is Helped by Strangers
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After a Georgia man learned of parents disowning a teen in his area because they found out he is bisexual, the man started a campaign on GoFundMe.org to raise money for the teen. Since the campaign’s October 22 start date, …

Gov. Christie Drops Appeal in NJ Same Sex Marriages Gov. Christie Drops Appeal in NJ Same Sex Marriages

New Jersey is the fourteenth state where same-sex couples can get married, now that Governor Chris Christie dropped his appeal today. The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to allow same-sex marriages on Friday in a unanimous decision, which Christie originally …