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From professional athletes to Christian rock stars, a huge variety of public figures have recently come out as gay, bisexual, or transgender. In commemoration, Towleroad put together an article highlighting “The 85 Most Powerful Comings Out of 2014.” [Read more here]

Conservative group Florida Family Action has filed a lawsuit seeking to keep marriage equality out of Orlando when the ban on same-sex marriage is lifted on January 6. The state’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has also asked for “appropriate clarification” regarding whether US District Judge Robert L. Hinkle’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage applies statewide, or just to the county named in the lawsuit. [Read more here]

In Scotland, at the stroke of midnight tonight, the obligatory fifteen-day waiting period will come to an end for same-sex couples who gave notice of their intent to marry on the first day it was legal, December 16. Equality Network marked the occasion by releasing a guide on same-sex marriage laws, with a forward written by the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. [Read more here]

LGBT representation in media is improving every year, and there’s already a lot to look forward to in 2015. To keep LGBT audiences in the loop, GLAAD put together a list highlighting “just a few of the exciting projects and releases to look for.” [Read more here]

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