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– An Alabama girl named Mallory Owens was allegedly beaten badly by the 18-year-old brother of her girlfriend on Thanksgiving Day, requiring her to have reconstructive surgery on her face.
– Washington state is preparing to make its marriage and divorce certificates gender-neutral.
– The gay-owned Black Walnut Point Inn is hosting a free mass wedding for Maryland same-sex couples in early January.
– Could owning beauty be a key to trans equality?
– Trans Canadians are fighting claims that they are disordered pedophiles.
– Cleveland Browns linebacker Tank Carder doesn’t agree with being gay or lesbian, but doesn’t think calling someone “faggot” on Twitter makes him homophobic.
– Indian gay rights advocates marched for tolerance this weekend.
– Brad Pitt think it’s inappropriate for the media to link progress for marriage equality with marijuana legalization.
– LGBT advocates in the United Arab Emirates are trying to raise awareness about their invisibility: