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Colin Farrell Opens Up About His Gay Brother, Eamon, In Letter Defending Same-Sex Marriage In Ireland

The Huffington Post reports that Colin Farrell spoke out in defense of same-sex marriage in his native Ireland, penning an open letter which stressed his close relationship with his openly gay brother, Eamon. Read the […]

Louisiana Bus Driver Detains Gay Student To Make Him Repent For ‘Sinful Ways’ Of Homosexuality

Raw Story reports that the ACLU of Louisiana on Tuesday urged the East baton Rouge Parish School System to take action after a school bus driver allegedly tried to make a student “repent” because she […]

Michigan Couple Take Gay Marriage Plea To High Court

The Detroit News reports that the Hazel Park same-sex couple who challenged Michigan’s gay marriage ban asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to rule that the law violates the constitution. Read the full story […]

Benjy The Gay Bull Saved From Slaughter By Simpsons Creator

The BBC reports that a bull branded gay has been saved from the slaughterhouse by charity donations, including £5,000 from Sam Simon, co-creator of the Simpsons. Read the full story from the BBC 

Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Won’t Be Allowed To Stay Together At City Union Mission

The Kansas City Star reports that even if same-sex marriage becomes legal in both Missouri and Kansas – a matter now working its way through the courts – same-sex couples will not be allowed to […]

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BigGayNews for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Gay Blood Ban Could Be Significantly Reduced In The U.S. Laverne Cox On Transgender Equality: “We Have A Long Way To Go In Terms Of Public Policy” Thousands Of Brazilians March In […]

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Identity Politics Themes Exceptionally Well Written in Playwright Marisa Carr’s “Reconciliation” / An Indigenous Voices Presentation by Intermedia Arts and Pangea World Theater

A major pitfall of plays written about identity is that they fall into sloganeering and simplistic generalizations about the oppressed v. the oppressor. The paradox within that is that serious complex issues of bigotry and oppression […]

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Lavender’s Crowdfund Roundup, Vol. 8

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  In return for their contributions, donors will receive […]

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5Q: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area with a special focus on the GLBTQ community’s relationship to the production. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an […]

Bank Stops Asking For Your Mother’s Maiden Name In Case You Have Two Dads

Pink News reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland could stop asking customers for their mother’s maiden name – because a lot of people have two dads. Read the full story from Pink News 

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