U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass, R-Peterborough, took a symbolic step this week by being the first Republican member of Congress from New England to sign on to an effort that would allow the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage.
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U.S. Rep. Bass reverses stance on gay marriage law (WMUR)
AROUND THE CAGE: UFC welcomes first openly gay fighter (NYPost)
Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous MMA fighters on the planet, male or female. She’s had articles in Sports Illustrated and Esquire. She’s been on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and sat on Conan’s couch. She’s the reason UFC president Dana White has embraced women’s fighting.
A Remarkable Year for Transgender Civil Rights (HuffingtonPost)
The "baker's dozen" of 2012 -- the most incredible 13 months in transgender (as well as LGBT) civil rights history, began on Dec 6, 2011, with two remarkable events. The first was a presidential proclamation:
Gay rights site calls for sports talk hosts' suspension (USAToday)
A gay rights website is calling for the suspension of two sports talk radio hosts for what it says were "disgusting" comments.
Ugandan LGBT Right’s Activist Speaks
Frank Mugisha Travels to Springfield, MA for International Human Rights Day
Last Friday (December 7), the Stop The Hate and Homophobia Coalition celebrated International Human Rights Day (officially December 10th) with a stand-out, held at the Springfield Federal Court, protesting the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill (also known as the “Kill the Gays Bill”) and American Evangelicals’ part in its creation including Springfield’s own Scott Lively. The stand-out was followed by a community potluck gathering and discussion with Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), and representatives of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
- Supreme Court Taking up Marriage Equality – Will Hear Arguments on Prop 8, DOMA (HRC)
- Washington Gay Marriage: Same-Sex Couples Obtain Marriage Licenses For The First Time (HuffingtonPost)
- Hillary Clinton unveils 'blueprint' to combat AIDS (CNN)
- Groundbreaking Southern Poverty Law Center Lawsuit Accuses Conversion Therapy Organization of Fraud
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