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The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

04/16/2014

Derrick Gordon #2 of the Massachusetts Minutemen reacts to a play in the second half against the George Washington Colonials during the Quarterfinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

UMass Basketball Player Gordon Becomes 1st To Come Out As Gay

Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season.

04/09/2014

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mormon Church Leadership Reaffirms Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith’s insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created.

04/07/2014

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (Mozilla Foundation)

Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech Issues

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation.

04/04/2014

Image from a YouTube video titled "Honey Maid: Love." (Honey Maid/Nabisco)

Honey Maid Turns Homophobic Backlash Against TV Spot Showing Same-Sex Couples Into Viral Gold

Negative backlash created by a commercial for Honey Maid graham crackers – which portrayed gay and interracial families in the “This is Wholesome” TV spot – has been turned around by the company into another video response that is gaining a huge following on the web.

04/04/2014

In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Neon Trees’ Singer Tyler Glenn Comes Out As Gay

The singer revealed his sexuality in a new interview with Rolling Stone…

03/24/2014

Fred Phelps (Wikimedia Commons)

Fred Phelps, Scourge Of LGBT Community Dead At 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.

03/20/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.

03/13/2014

Gay Couples Wed As California Lifts Stay on Same-Sex Marriages After Supreme Court Ruling

Florida Gays Sue To Force Recognition Of Marriages From California, Other States

Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.

03/13/2014

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is surrounded by reporters during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the New Orleans Marriott, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

49er Chris Culliver Working To Repair Reputation With LGBT Community

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

03/06/2014

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