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Naked Rowers Raise Money to Fight Homophobia

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
The Warwick University rowing team in England is helping to eliminate homophobia in sports by raising money in an interesting way: The team strips for a good cause as they raise money by selling calendars depicting the team nude and in various poses.

Climber Claims Uganda Peak for LGBT Equality

By Heather Cassell | Sunday May 4, 2014
Neal Gottlieb, the founding twin of Three Twins Ice Cream, has taken the world by surprise by raising the rainbow flag atop the tallest peak in Uganda during a six-day climb to the summit.

Fla. School Won’t Expel Student for Protecting Gay Classmate

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 14, 2014
Officials from a Florida high school decided Monday not to expel a student who was suspended for protecting a gay student from a bully.

ADL Approves Resolution Condemning Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) National Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution Friday condemning "in the strongest terms" Russia’s oppressive law against LGBT individuals.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

’Weird Al’ Donates Gaga’s Parody Song Proceeds to HRC

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 22, 2013
"Weird Al" Yankovic announced that the Human Rights Campaign will be the recipient of profits from his Lady Gaga parody song, "Perform This Way."

Restaurant Chain Criticized for Ads Perceived As Anti-Gay

By Dan Meyer | Wednesday Dec 26, 2012
Some see Legal Sea Foods’ ads as homophobic, but the Washington-based restaurant chain denies any wrongdoing.

Boston’s Guerilla Queer Bar Brings Gays and Straights Together

By Dan Meyer | Thursday Jul 12, 2012
Boston takes bridge building into its own hands with Guerilla Queer Bar and The Welcoming Committee, social events that bring gays and straights together at dances, ball games and other outings to foster understanding and tolerance.

Carrie Underwood Sees Gay Marriage Backlash

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
The American country music star is dealing with a backlash after telling British newspaper The Independent that she supported gay marriage.

Christian Conservatives Slam Carrie Underwood’s Pro Gay Marriage Stance

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 15, 2012
After country star Carrie Underwood voiced her support for marriage equality this week a number of fans backlashed and slammed the "American Idol" winner on Twitter for her pro-gay views.