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Spirit Day: Wear purple on Thursday to support LGBT youth

Spirit Day was organized in 2010 as a response to the LGBT youth who had taken their own lives following relentless anti-LGBT bullying. On Oct. 20, individuals, schools and organizations wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.


Gay rights are civil rights, says NAACP's Julian Bond

NAACP hosts town hall meeting on gay, lesbian and transgender issues and homophobia.


Rhode Island passes civil unions bill, with controversy

The Rhode Island state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.


An introduction to Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann supposedly showed "stagecraft" during the Republican debate, but she also has a "talent" for questionable statements and policy positions.


Couples celebrate new civil union law with "I do"

Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.

Facing outrage, corporations belatedly pull support for anti-gay law

Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.


45,000 join AIDS walk in New York

On a recent May Sunday, I, along with a small group of family and friends, walked to remember my oldest son Keith, who died of AIDS 20 years ago.

Business group pushed Tennessee to pass anti-gay bill

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.


Extremist Westboro Church foiled in Mississippi

When members of the far-right Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Brandon, Miss., April 16 to protest the funeral of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, local residents banded together.


Gay and straight teens less likely to commit suicide in liberal areas

A break-through study involved 32,000 Oregon high school student.

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