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Victory for equal marriage in the Evergreen State

Senators approved by a vote of 28 to 21 a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.  Four Republicans joined 24 Democrats in voting yes.


NAACP's Jealous keynotes National Lesbian and Gay Rights Task Force convention

Over 3,000 mostly young activists representing a rainbow of sexual orientation and ethnicities crowded into the Baltimore Hilton Hotel January 26-29 to learn ways to win LGBT rights.


Nation's largest annual LGBT rights gathering to meet in Baltimore

LGBT activists and allies will come together and develop strategies for this crucial election year, and determine how to build support and political power.


Barney Frank retires, leaving a strong progressive legacy

Liberals, labor and progressives mourned while Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement Nov. 28 after 30 years in office.


Millions wear purple, GOP hopeful bashes gays

Millions are wearing purple Thursday to mark the second annual Spirit Day, when people put on the color purple to show support for LGBT youth.


Jamey Rodemeyer, 14: another victim of anti-gay bullying

Anti-LGBT bullying in this nation is unfortunately at epidemic levels among teens. On Monday 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life after being incessantly bullied by classmates.


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

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


Gay-Straight Alliance president: "Make Michigan better" for all

As a member of a “minority” group, “one thing you realize, you can’t get anything done unless you have support of some of the majority.”


Illinois defends civil unions law in foster care dispute

State officials sent letters to four Catholic Charities agencies that place children, explaining the decision to not renew foster care and adoption contracts.


Gay slurs rejected in the NBA

Anti-gay slurs in professional sports are unacceptable and show irresponsibility.

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