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Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals to Link with Woven

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Atlanta, February 11, 2014 – The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals announced today a collaborative effort with Woven, a national, web-based company whose mission is to provide legal and financial resources to the LGBT community,
“This is a great opportunity for many of our attorneys, financial advisers, tax and insurance professionals in the metro Atlanta region and nationwide,” said Joshua D. Lorenz, MAAP CEO and… Read the rest


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Russia Gov’t: Gays Adopt Kids so They Can Rape Them

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Wait, didn’t the International Olympics Committee say that gays have nothing to worry about during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? We’ve been told that Olympians and tourists will be safe.
Do you think you’d be safe to visit? Probably not after this….
According to AmericaBlog.com an anti-gay propaganda video (below) from the Russian government says gays adopt kids so they can rape… Read the rest


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5 Great Moments Since DADT

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Today we celebrate the second anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Now, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the U.S. Military.
Here are five things that couldn’t have happened two years ago.
This adorable soldier coming out to his dad:

This gay vlogger, who is currently off the market:

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“Trail Life USA,” Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Alternative Holds Convention

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Trail Life USA officially held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville, TN.The group formed earlier this year when the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay members.
Trail Life USA describes itself as “a Christian adventure, character, and leadership movement for young men.”
However, it won’t allow gay members. According to its membership standards:
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“Trail Life USA,” Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Alternative Holds Convention

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Trail Life USA officially held its inaugural convention over the weekend in Nashville, TN.The group formed earlier this year when the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay members.
Trail Life USA describes itself as “a Christian adventure, character, and leadership movement for young men.”
However, it won’t allow gay members. According to its membership standards:
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The Military is too Gay to Go to War?

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Last week, American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios said we aren’t ready to strike Syria. Not because of any of the well-thought-out reasons you might have heard in the past few weeks. No, Rios said on her Sandy Rios in the Morning show that the “homosexual takeover” will undermine the military’s effectiveness in a strike on Syria.
Oh boy.
From the show:
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Wal-Mart Will Offer Domestic Partner Benefits in 2014

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Tuesday, Wal-Mart, Inc announced it will offer domestic partner health benefits to its employees in the U.S., starting next year. A memo that went out to employees (obtained by Towleroad) explains a bit about the new policy:

“Given the diverse world we live in today, a comprehensive benefit package that includes domestic partner benefits appeals to the contemporary workforce,” explained the memo.
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Greg Abbott Thinks Non-Discrimination Ordinances Discriminate

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Greg Abbott, source: tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com
Greg Abbott, who is running to replace Rick Perry as Texas Governor, doesn’t like gay people. Now, he’s worried about his ability to discriminate against them. Monday, the Dallas Morning News reported on Abbott’s opposition to adding sexual orientation and gender identity to San Antonio’s non-discrimination policy. The city council is set to vote on the ordinance next week.
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Russia Wants Gay Blood Ban, Promises Free ‘Ex-Gay’ Conversion Therapy

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In an article by state-owned Russia Today, a Moscow Mayoral candidate said he wants to re-introduce Russia’s ban on gay blood and organ donations. Mikhail Degtyarev said the house is also working on a bill to allow ex-gay conversion therapy.
From Russia Today:
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Travel Alert: Gays Should Avoid San Antonio, says GetEQUAL TX

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Tuesday, GetEQUAL TX issued a travel alert, warning LGBT people to avoid San Antonio, Texas. The reason? San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the nation, doesn’t include sexual orientation or gender identity in its non-discrimination policy.
“The rule of law in San Antonio supports discrimination, plain and simple,” added Jennifer Falcon, of GetEQUAL Texas in a Tuesday news release. “Our local officials are dragging… Read the rest


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Gay Iraq Veteran Eric Alva Booed at San Antonio City Council

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Anti-gay protestors reportedly booed Iraq war veteran Eric Alva in San Antonio when he spoke out in favor of a non-discimination ordinance at Wednesday’s city council meeting. Alva was the first marine injured in Iraq when he stepped on a landmine. He lost his leg.
From the Dallas Voice:
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Did These Russian Athletes Violate Russia’s Anti-Gay Law?

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Russian track stars Tatyana Firova and Kseniya Ryzhova kissed in front of the cameras twice after winning the 4×400-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships Saturday. They kissed first after winning the race, then again during the awards ceremony.
Some say the kiss was a protest of Russia’s anti-gay law, other say it was simply a celebratory kiss.
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Equality Texas to Stoli: Keep your Donations

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Stolichnaya Vodka has had a rough go of it in past few weeks. Gay bars across the country, including several in Dallas, are boycotting the product, in an effort to draw attention to Russia’s recent terrible treatment of the LGBT community.
In an effort to mend some of those relationships, GayCities sent out a press release:
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Playing Politics with Gay Marriage in Texas

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Another Texas politician is using his opposition to gay marriage in his effort to attract voters. Dan Branch is running to replace Greg Abbott for Attorney General. Greg Abbott, who is historically anti-gay, is running to fill anti-gay Governor Rick Perry’s soon-to-be-vacated spot.
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Obama on Jay Leno: “I have no patience for” Anti-LGBT Russia

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the atrocities going on in Russia. Why should you care? In about seven months, the 2014 Winter Olympics are set to kick off in Sochi, Russia.
There have been calls for boycotts. There have been calls for the International Olympic Committee to consider moving the games to Vancouver.
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Should the Winter Olympics be Moved to Vancouver?

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Actor and activist George Takei is beating the drum of protest. He wants to see the 2014 Winter Olympics moved from Sochi, Russia.
Takei wrote, in part:

Many believe that such a call to move the Olympics out of Russia goes too far. Would this be their opinion if the law instead called for the arrest of any Jews, Roman Catholics or Muslims should they… Read the rest


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“Paratrooper Day” Brings More Anti-Gay Horribleness in Russia

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Paratroopers attacked a lone gay rights activist Friday in St. Petersburg. Kirill Kalugin raised a rainbow flag to protest Russia’s anti-gay law. A group of paratroopers, celebrating Russian Paratroopers Day, threatened him, assaulted him, and formed a human chain around him.
Russian police arrested two of the paratroopers.
Animal NY posted a translation of a YouTube video (below) showing the attack and arrests:
 
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Same-Sex Marriage Update: CO, MN, OK, PA, RI, & VA

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Gay marriage laws are constantly changing. It’s already been a big week for six (so far) states in the United States. Rather than posting separate articles for each development, I’m lumping them all into one. Here’s your gay marriage update:
Minnesota & Rhode Island
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Suspect Confesses to Austin ‘Hook-Up’ Murder

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Matt Bacon, 24, admitted to the brutal murder of David Villarreal, 36. According to the arrest affidavit, Bacon met Villarreal at Austin’s Rain Nightclub. The two went back to his apartment in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13.
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“Who am I to judge?” Pope Francis Accepting of Gay Clergy

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Aboard the papal aircraft Monday, Pope Francis made an unprecedented statement regarding gay clergy. He won’t judge priests for the sexual orientation.
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked, according to the Washington Post.
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