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– Here are a couple pro-LGBT pastas to choose from instead of Barilla, and Garofalo pasta is already marketing off of pro-LGBT equality — the ad at right translates: “To us, it doesn’t matter with whom you do it, it only matters that you do it al dente.”
– The U.S. has joined other countries at the United Nations in recommitting to opposing anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
– An Illinois judge is expected to rule today about whether a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage can proceed.
– Next week’s Ex-Gay Awareness Month dinner is being held at a secret location and no recording devices will be allowed, raising the question of whose awareness the ex-gay groups will be promoting.
– A new petition is calling on the Georgia DMV to recognize same-sex marriages for the purpose of driver’s license name changes.
– Meet Lulu, a transgender six-year-old whose identity has been recognized by the Argentina government.
– Serbian conservatives have threatened extreme violence if the government allows a gay pride parade to proceed.