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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said Monday that he’s decided to co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The bill has now been co-sponsored by 54 senators. More>>

The New Black by Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue. More>>

Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation in Illinois. More>>

Gur hasidim have now banned soy products due to rabbis’ fears that the hormones in soy foods will cause the bodies of young teens to become feminine in appearance and their rabbis and older students might become sexually aroused seeing them. More>>

Indiana University has joined a campaign fighting a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages. More>>

NSW Labor will throw its support behind a push to abolish controversial laws that allow private schools to expel or discriminate against gay or transgender students in Australia. More>>

College athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff engage in a discussion of the current climate facing LGBT athletes and coaches from the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports Media Studies. More>>

City commissioners in Fargo unanimously showed their support Monday for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents. But they realized that without support from state lawmakers, they cannot easily enact laws that prevent housing discrimination against LGBT residents. More>>

Gay bishop Gene Robinson says God leading change in attitude during speech at Purdue University. More>>

A Catholic bishop from Malta made a surprising statement on a popular television talk show when he apologized over the airways for the hurt that Catholic leaders have caused lesbian and gay people. More>>

The Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association of New York is alarmed that in August 2013 the Armenian police proposed a ban on “promoting non-traditional sexual relationships,” which would effectively target LGBT people in Armenia with prejudice. More>>

Attempts to discuss Christian attitudes toward gay people at the World Council of Churches meeting held in Busan, Korea were derailed by resistance to engaging with the issue. More>>

Cast recording of “I Am Harvey Milk” by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus hits number 2 on iTunes charts. More>>

Domestic partners of Missouri State University employees can now share employee benefits. More>>

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