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NCAA pulls championship games from North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says …

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Orlando officials want to keep Pulse assistance center open

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. This Monday, July 11, 2016 photo shows a makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub, a month after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the attack have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular …

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Man who helped lesbian kidnap child from ex-partner goes to trial

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Isabella Miller-Jenkins as she would appear today. WIVB-TV MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Virginia businessman with ties to conservative Christian groups that condemn homosexuality is set to go on trial in New York on charges he helped a woman and her daughter flee …

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Protesters take to the streets in Mexico to demand marriage equality

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. AP Photo/Marco Ugarte MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of gay and lesbian rights supporters marched to Mexico City‘s Metropolitan Cathedral to support same-sex marriage Sunday, one day after thousands marched against it. Sunday’s demonstrators carried a banner reading “We are families too” and …

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Thousands march in Mexican cities against marriage equality

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Thousands rally in opposition to marriage equality in Guadalajara, Mexico Blabbeando via Twitter MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers say thousands of people have marched in several Mexican cities in opposition to a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. The National Front for the Family …

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Aruba Parliament approves civil unions for same-sex couples

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Aruba’s Eagle Beach tourism photo ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island. Parliament voted 11-5 with four abstentions late …

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New trial ordered in Tyler Clementi case after convictions tossed out

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. John Munson/The Star-Ledger via AP, Pool, File A New Jersey appeals court on Friday threw out the 15-count conviction of a former Rutgers University student whose roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man. The three-judge panel …

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Kim Davis’ lawyer defending antigay pastor accused of crimes against humanity

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. An American Christian pastor who helped introduce laws criminalising homosexuality in third-world countries and has voiced support for anti-LGBT laws in Russia has retained the most well-known homophobic lawyer on the planet: Mat Staver, head of the right-wing Christian law firm that represented antigay …

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Minneapolis restaurant has perfect response to homophobic Yelp review

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Minneapolis Facebook A popular brunch destination in Minneapolis was quick to respond to an obnoxious review bemoaning the fact that the eatery has “too many gay people” hanging out inside, according to a report by Fox 9. Despite the …

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N.C. lieutenant guv calls anti-LGBT law ‘common sense in America’

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R-N.C.) touted North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law at the Values Voter Summit. (Photo public domain) Despite outcry over his state’s anti-LGBT law from the business community and performers who cancelled events in the state, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest …

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