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Politics

Senator Bob Casey calls for an ENDA vote in the House

United States Senator Bob Casey called on Speaker of the House John Boehner to bring the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the House floor for a vote, in a letter sent on November 12.

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Culture

Catholic Church withdraws university YMCA’s $60,000 grant offer

The YMCA has yet to take an official stance on marriage equality, but the Y at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is affiliated with a group who does openly support it—the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Now the Catholic Church has rescinded the University YMCA’s $60,000 grant, punching a deep deficit in their funding.

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Travel

Gay swimming team in Barcelona gets skimpy for a cause

Members of the Panthers, a gay swimming team in Barcelona, Spain, have stripped off their clothes for a cause this week. To battle homophobia in team sports and raise money for the BCN Checkpoint Centre—which focuses on HIV testing, treatment and prevention—the swimmers decided to don their skimpiest speedos in a poolside shoot.

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Op/Ed

Poots or Putz? The scary science of Northern Ireland's health minister

Northern Ireland’s health minister Edwin Poots’ comments and opinions, amassing a mountain of media attention, would be extremely comic if they weren’t so absurdly and blindingly problematic to his governmental position.

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Holding-hands

Op/Ed

Three ways marriage is a queer choice

“I don’t” is a strong statement, more so than “I’d rather not” or “I’ll pass for now.” It’s a position, not a preference. It’s also a provocative title for an article about same-sex marriage, like The New York Times’ Sunday piece “Gay Couples, Choosing To Say I Don’t.”

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Hawaii

Politics

Hawaii set to pass same-sex marriage legislation

The state of Hawai’i is set to become the fifteenth in the nation to pass legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry; while some rejoice at the chance to legalize their relationships, others plan ways to challenge its passage.

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Politics

Senator Rob Portman gave up chance at VP candidacy for his son

According to “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” published on November 5, Senator Rob Portman was removed from presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s consideration for vice president at his request, because his son, Will, was not ready to literally tell the world he’s gay.

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Culture

Video depicts what Olympic Games might look like for LGBT athletes

In the latest effort to fight against the anti-gay laws that surround the Sochi Winter Games, All Out, an organization dedicated to spreading equality, has released a video to show that the LGBT community hasn’t given up on its protest against the Olympics.

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Culture

A 25th birthday wish to raise $25,000 for The Trevor Project, campaign ends this weekend

Former advertising account executive Wade Addison wants just one thing for his birthday. “It's a simple 25th birthday wish—to raise $25,000 in 25 days in order to support The Trevor Project in their mission to end suicide among our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.”

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