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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 26th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! POP CULTURE: An ITV drama adaptation has attracted criticism – after a gay character was turned straight. full story SID GENTLE PRODUCTIONS FOR ITV THE DURRELLS Pictured:CALLUM WOODHOUSE as Leslie Durrell, KEELY HAWES as Louisa Durrell, MILO PARKER as Gerry Durrell,DAISY WATERSTONE as Margo Durrell and JOSH O’CONNOR as Larry Durrell. This image is the copyright of ITV and must only be used in relation to THE DURRELLS. BANGLADESH: CTV News reports that Al Qaeda has taken responsibility for the brutal killings of two gay activists and journalists. full story MALAYSIA: Malaysian LGBTIs should not be allowed to ...

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The Last Marriage Equality Watch – April 30th

“…I may yet live to see gay marriage become a reality in the United States in my lifetime. And wouldn’t that be something.” Those were the words I wrote when we first started Marriage Equality Watch back in January 2008: before Prop 8, before President Obama was elected, before Mark and I were married, when it was still GLBT instead of LGBT… and far before marriage equality became a reality in all 50 states. Now that we have come full circle to the end of this amazing project, I thought it would be appropriate to share that column with you once again: https://purpleunions.com/blog/2016/04/why-the-word-marriage-matters-3.html How far we have come in eight short years! In the end, it wasn&#...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 28th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! PEOPLE: Noted Republican Caitlyn Jenner posted a video of herself trying to look very daring by using what appears to be a single-person bathroom at a Trump hotel in New York. The stunt is likely in response to remarks Trump made last week that Jenner would be allowed to use the bathroom at one of his properties. full story POP CULTURE: Six athletes at Yale have decided to come out together and form a support group for LGBTQ athletes on campus. full story EGYPT: An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men to prison for between three to 12 years for the ‘crime’ ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 13th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! COMMENTARY: Even folks who normally express support for LGBTQ rights are buying into specious arguments conservatives are pushing – because they don’t know the truth. full story POP CULTURE: Without causing a fuss, a nice new ad for Google Calendar features a gay guy breaking up, getting over it, and then meeting someone new. full story AUSTRALIA: First, Telstra winded back its support for same sex-marriage after pressure from the Catholic Church; one of its biggest clients. Then, a Telstra customer service representative identified homosexuality as an “ideology” and not a sexuality during online correspondence with a customer. full ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 31st

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! OPINION: On International Transgender Day of Visibility, this southern trans man removes his armor and reveals his anguish over the ongoing attack on his people. full story OPINION: Being gay I’ve always struggled with heteronormative ideals and am continuously looking at ways of challenging the ‘blue for boys, pink for girls’ way of thinking. full story PEOPLE: Michael Sam shared his thoughts on coming out publicly, racism in the gay community and homophobia in the black community. full story PEOPLE: Bi erasure isn’t just something in the media: YouTuber Connor Manning revealed that his own therapist tried to convince him ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 15th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! ARGENTINA: Diana Sacayán, a trans rights campaigner, was stabbed to death in Argentina yesterday. full story AUSTRALIA: But Labor’s proposal to return registered partnerships back to civil unions has been greeted with barely a peep from the community. full story FRANCE: For the first time, a French court has recognised a person as ‘gender neutral’. full story INDIA: As a gay Indian I am reminded every day of the violent and abusive attitude our fellow citizens ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 8th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: Chris Burns, the assistant men’s basketball coach at Bryant University, has come out as gay, and is the nation’s first Division 1 coach to do so. full story POP CULTURE: America’s Next Top Model contestant Nyle DiMarco revealed on Twitter that he is sexually fluid. full story OPINION: When I was 14, I found the word bisexual through a Google search. I did not know you could have crushes on both girls and boys. full story CANADA: Harbaljit ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 16th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! GENERAL: What does the word “faggot” mean to you? And what about the people who use it? full story GENERAL: Homophobic attitudes are more likely to found in individuals who harbour unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex, a series of psychology studies have found. full story POP CULTURE: Filmmaker Coley Sohn has launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to start filming the gay marriage comedy “Dodie and Cheryl Get Hitched.” full story POP CULTURE: Jimmy Barnes, the ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 2nd

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: CEO Mark Zuckerburg also had this to say about FB’s real Names” policy: “Real name does not mean your legal name. Your real name is whatever you go by and what your friends call you… In this way, we should be able to support everyone using their own real names, including everyone in the transgender community.” full story POP CULTURE: In a new video for Cosmopolitan.com, Comedian Megan MacKay hilariously uses face ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – June 4th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! POP CULTURE: A petition has been started asking the Olympic Committee to remove Caitlyn Jenner’s medals. full story POP CULTURE: Jennifer Hudson has released a new song and video celebrating marriage equality. full story POP CULTURE: E! released a preview of Jenner’s upcoming reality show—I Am Cait. full story POP CULTURE: AT&T wants everyone living openly to share their stories by creating their own 15-second “This is Me” video to tell the world how they live ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 28th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! HISTORY: The Advocate looks back at 50 years of LGBT pioneers. full story POP CULTURE: “Modern Family”‘s Eric Stoestreet says his role has changed him from knowing little about the gay community into an LGBT rights ally. full story POP CULTURE: Trans bodybuilder and model Aydian Ethan Dowling met Ellen DeGeneres in an interview on her show. full story POP CULTURE: The Advocate looks back at 15 queer documentaries that helped define us. full story POP CULTURE: ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 14th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Commentary: Brynn Tannehill has a few tips for LGBT organizations and activists on how to be better transgender allies. full story Pop Culture: The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart marries boyfriend in a ceremony on the beach in Hawaii. full story International: A new survey estimates that 4 million gay men are beaten worldwide each year. full story International: United Nations’ Ban Ki-Moon stars in a powerful video for LGBTI rights posted today. full story China: ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 14th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! International: President Obama was among those who raised LGBT rights during the 2015 Summit of the Americas that took place in Panama this past weekend. full story Chile: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on April 13, 2015, signed her country’s civil unions bill into law. full story Ireland: The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage. full story Jamaica: Jamaican Activist Jason Latty asked President Obama to keep Visa Ban of gay hate Reggae Artists ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 15th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Pop Culture: There’s a new book out about the fight for LGBT rights – “It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, & Winning True Equality” by Michelangelo Signorile. full story Pop Culture: Trans model Aydian Dowling is a frontrunner for Men’s Health’s Ultimate Guy Search that could put the man who receives the most votes on the cover of an upcoming issue. full story Pop Culture: ABC News released a promo for its upcoming ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 17th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! France: A French court has authorized four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through artificial insemination. full story Ireland: If same-sex marriage is passed in the Republic of Ireland, the Catholic Church has threatened to stop performing legal marriages. full story Ireland: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out any potential “conscience clause” being inserted in the referendum on marriage equality. full story Ireland: In a demonstration of the support for same-sex marriage, ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 16th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Bahamas: A survey shows 74.5% of respondents strongly disapprove of same-sex marriage, with just under 10% approving of it to any degree. full story Egypt: A judgement issued from Egypt’s Administrative Court has set a precedent allowing the Interior Ministry to forcibly deport people suspected of being LGBT. full story France: The French Government says it will not back down on its choice of senior diplomat and openly gay man Laurent Stefanini as its next ambassador to ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 18th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Pop Culture: Four intersex people discuss their identities in a new documentary – and what doctors told them they should be. full story El Salvador: A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador and also bar same-sex couples from adopting children. full story Malawi: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today raised serious concerns about discriminatory provisions in a law signed by Malawi’s President Mutharika that ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 19th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Pop Culture: Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston called for an end to discrimination against the LGBT community. full story Pop Culture: In an interview with Dallas Voice writer Chris Azzopardi, Scott Eastwood says that he loves having a big gay fan base, and that he’s a huge supporter of LGBT rights—especially marriage. full story Singapore: Ikea Singapore has come under fire from LGBT groups and individuals for supporting and promoting prominent anti-gay pastor Lawrence Khong’s ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 20th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Australia: Australian Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull has told a community forum on same-sex marriage that he expects that Government MPs will be allowed to vote with their consciences on the issue and that a vote will come before the year’s end. full story Australia: Author Liam Miller looks at the ethocs of marriage equality. full story Ireland: Breda O’Brien says gay people who want to live a Christian way of life should abstain from sex and ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/14/13

Here’s our daily quick round-up of the marriage equality and LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we just didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Colombia: An anti-...

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