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Facebook Name Policy Addresses LGBT, Privacy Rights
US News
December 17, 2015

Facebook is addressing years of complaints about its rule that people must use their real names on the site by creating a process for people who want to protect their privacy rights using nicknames.

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Decision to pull LGBT announcements leads to backlash in District 205
Chicago Tribune
December 17, 2015

York Community High School students, teachers and others flooded the Elmhurst School District 205 meeting to protest a decision by Superintendent David Moyer to pull announcements by the school's gay-straight alliance.

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The Star Wars Cast Recorded An A Cappella Version Of The Famous Theme
buzzfeed
December 16, 2015

Recorded as a stunt for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, of course...

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Baltimore police preparations ahead of Freddie Gray verdict alarm activists | US news
The Guardian
December 16, 2015

Police say drills with full riot gear and humvees are ‘not the visual we want to portray’ but officials’ statements equating protests with criminal activity rankle

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The truth about Serena and American Pharaoh: Here's the real reason why the comparison is so insulting
Salon.com
December 16, 2015

Racing enthusiasts are free to cheer their favorite. But they do so in a racial & political context that matters

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Pot Luck crowdfunding campaign nears end
gaynz.com
December 14, 2015

Serving up contemporary lesbian life on the little screen, Pot Luck follows the stories of your new favourite characters Debs, Mel and Beth, as they negotiate friendship, family, and finding love at their weekly Pot Luck dinners.

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Filmmaker Explores Black Lesbian Identities in 'The Same Difference'
NBC News
December 14, 2015

In marginalized communities, often denied opportunity for self-definition, individual members can express their agency by establishing constraints — by staking claim to traits deemed worthy and casting aside all else.

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Hundreds attend global LGBT rights conference in NYC
Washington Blade
December 14, 2015

Hundreds of advocates from around the world gathered in New York City on Saturday for a global LGBT rights conference.

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An LGBT Activist Becomes One of China’s First Rhodes Scholars
WSJ
December 14, 2015

China Real Time chatted with one of China's four Rhodes Scholars, Tsinghua University student Ren Naying, about the scholarship, her advocacy on behalf of gay students on campus.

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New York LGBT Advocacy Group to Wind Down Operations
NY 1
December 14, 2015

After 25 years, a leading LGBT advocacy group is closing up shop, The Empire State Pride Agenda worked to legalize same-sex marriage and extend other protections to members of the LGBT community.

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