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– Happy National Coming Out Day!!!
– A new California law will ensure that LGBT seniors will receive competent and respectful care.
– The Illinois Restaurant Association has endorsed marriage equality.
– Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) defends his opposition to marriage equality because it’s what he “believed in all my life.”
– Watch as a North Carolina same-sex couple is denied a marriage permit in an emotional protest of the state’s ban.
– Conservatives are trying to recall one of the San Antonio Councilmembers who supported the LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.
– A father who was walking across the country to honor his gay son who committed suicide was struck by a semi-truck on a rural highway in Colorado and killed.
– Christian schools in Georgia are exploiting millions of dollars in public funding while openly discriminating against gay students.
– Pat Robertson believes AIDS is the result of a failed polio experiment.
– A group of ex-gay activists believe they are just as persecuted as the Jews in Nazi Germany.
– Watch as Russian police continue to arrest LGBT activists, complete with the support of homophobic onlookers.
– A new LGBT campaign, Honor 6, is encouraging Olympic athletes to uphold Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which opposes discrimination.
– Cyprus has added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination laws.
– The Postal Service intends to honor gay activist Harvey Milk on a postage stamp next year.
– HRC celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day: