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Coming out is still risky in Tennessee

For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.

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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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