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Brendan-eich

Business

Breaking: Mozilla CEO steps down following anti-gay controversy

Following a series of speculation and outraged calls for resignation, brand new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who only took the position on March 24, will be stepping down from his position.

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Martin walsh

Culture

Boston mayor boycotting St Patrick’s Day parade for its LGBT exclusion

In an echo of the parade controversy in New York, Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston, Massachusetts has announced he plans to boycott the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade unless LGBT groups are allowed to participate openly.

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Melissa mark-viverito

Culture

More NYC officials join mayor’s St Patrick’s Day Parade boycott in protest of LGBT exclusion

Members of the New York City Council have joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the city’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, for its refusal to allow LGBT people to participate openly.

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Patricks

Culture

Mayor Bill de Blasio to skip NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade for excluding gays

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, February 4, that he will not be attending Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March. The 52-year-old Democrat said his decision is based on parade organizers’ disapproval of gay and lesbian lifestyles and their unwillingness to embrace LGBT pride. He will be the first mayor to be absent from the event in over twenty years.

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Politics

Growing number of government officials set to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics

Last week, it was reported that German President Joachim Gauk was not going to represent his country at the Sochi Games in February. Despite his strong support of LGBT rights, his office denied claims that his decision is related to the Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

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School classroom

Culture

Private Christian school adopts “no gays” policy

In a letter sent to parents on November 13, the Head of the Myrtle Grove Christian School, located in Wilmington, NC, announced the school’s new “Biblical Morality Policy,” which reserves the school’s right to refuse admission to an applicant if their home activities don’t align with the school’s Biblical world view.

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Culture

“Ender’s Game” director says he’s “distressed” over book author’s anti-equality stance

When “Ender’s Game” premiered in Los Angeles on the night of October 28, the author of the original book, Orson Scott Card, who is becoming better known for his anti-equality activism than for his novels, was nowhere to be seen.

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Politics

Russian lawmaker says anti-gay violence reports are “lies,” claims gay-on-straight violence is common

It’s not shocking that Vitaly Milonov, the man who proposed banning “homosexual propaganda,” has made another homophobic remark. It is quite strange that he made that comment at a Russian Queer Fest film festival; according to an interview with French journalist Julien Pain, he attended the festival so he could look at “how European country officials support those who rape kids.”

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Business

Non-cents: Attempted anti-gay boycotts appear to help sales

Family Research Council (FRC) head Tony Perkins called on followers to not let them eat cake after Betty Crocker donated free wedding cakes to gay couples marrying in Minnesota. "Betty celebrates all families," company brand manager Laura Forero said at the time.

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Gay Games ads on Cleveland Airport taxis spark protests from cab drivers
Culture
Michael and Wes and Beckett, Part 2
Politics
Panel judge set to rule on Oklahoma, Utah marriage bans raises important questions
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