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United Methodists Make History by Electing First Openly Lesbian Bishop

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Faith and Religion
Rev. Oliveto will lead the church as the denomination’s first openly gay bishop despite the ongoing policies forbidding ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals.” ...
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Christian Mingle Adds Gay, Lesbian Options for Finding Matches

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Faith and Religion
Christian Mingle and its parent company Spark Networks agreed to update its websites within two years to be more inclusive. ...
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Christians Should Apologize for Poor Treatment of Gays, Pope Says

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Faith and Religion
Pope Francis told the press Sunday that the Catholic Church should seek forgiveness for how it has treated the LGBT community in the past. ...
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American Idol’s La’Porsha Renae Responds to That ‘Lesbian Lifestyle’ Statement

La'Porsha Renae
Entertainment
American Idol runner-up La’Porsha Renae sparked controversy when she said she didn't agree with the LGBT “lifestyle.” ...
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Travel Ban and All-Gender Restroom Bills Clear California Assembly

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Politics
AB 1732 would enact the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single-occupancy restrooms to be available to everyone. ...
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What North Carolina’s HB 2 Means for Lesbian America, One Woman’s Story

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Politics Editorial
I identity solely as a lesbian, so I can only imagine what this bill means for transgender people. My heart hurts for every single one of them. ...
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Michael Sam: People Tell Me ‘I’m Not Gay Enough’

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Sports
Former NFL player Michael Sam told Attitude magazine that he didn’t feel accepted by the gay community since coming out in 2014. ...
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PFLAG’s Straight for Equality Gala Warms Hearts in New York

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Entertainment
Janet Mock presented Harris-Perry with the Straight for Equality in Media award at the eighth annual Straight for Equality Gala held by PFLAG National. ...
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‘Stop Hate Dump Trump’ Campaign Launched to Hold Presidential Candidate Accountable

Politics
A diverse coalition has organized to give voice to Americans calling out Donald Trump for his hate speech, misogyny, Islamaphobia, and racism. ...
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Daughter of Desmond Tutu Marries Longtime Girlfriend in the Netherlands

Reverend Tutu and Professor van Furth. Photo: Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
Faith and Religion International
The daughter of the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town married her longtime girlfriend December 30. ...
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