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Gay Catholic School Teacher Intends to Fight Her Firing

Carla Hale, the Catholic school teacher who was fired for being gay, has stated that he intends to fight to keep her job. Carla was a physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School for 19 years. After her mother died, the obituary in the local paper listed Carla and her partner as survivors.

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April 24, 2013

Mormon Church Offshoot Votes to Begin Performing Marriages for Lesbian and Gay Couples, Ordaining LGBT Persons

The Community of Christ—an offshoot of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—voted this week by more than the requisite majority to begin performing marriage ceremonies for lesbian and gay couples in states where it is legal.

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Jennifer Lopez Talks About How Her Lesbian Aunt Inspired Her to Produce ABC Family's "The Fosters"

This week, Jennifer Lopez sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discuss ABC Family's new drama "The Fosters". Lopez discussed the themes of the show, and tearfully opened up about her lesbian aunt's recent passing and how their relationship influenced Lopez's decision to join "The Fosters" as an executive producer.Read More

Gavin Newsom to Receive Golden Gate Award at the #GLAADAwards in San Francisco May 11

Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, will receive the Golden Gate Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today.

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In Bizarre Move, Bishop Who Ousted Gay Catholic from Parish Rejects 18,000 Signatures, Sends Them Back

On April 11, Nicholas Coppola delivered over 18,000 signatures gathered through Faithful America to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, asking that Nicholas be once again allowed to volunteer with his parish, after getting married to his husband. On April 23, Bishop William Murphy mailed them back, accompanied by one sentence: "FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP."

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Guest Post: A night with Jennifer Lawrence at the #glaadawards in Los Angeles

Who would've thought we'd spend a Saturday night with Jennifer Lawrence, former President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, and countless other celebrities?!

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