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Catching Up with ... former state Rep. Simone Bell
LGBT Atlanta
December 30, 2015

When Simone Bell won the election for the House District 58 seat in 2009, she made history, becoming the first African-American out lesbian to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

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Oregon bakery pays damages in lesbian wedding cake case
Reuters
December 30, 2015

The owners of a Portland-area bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about $144,000 in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case, a state official said on Tuesday.

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Fair Michigan gay rights, anti-discrimination petition approved for circulation
MLive.com
December 30, 2015

An initiative petition that would amend the Michigan Constitution to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation has been cleared for circulation.

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5 Best Gay Films of 2015
huffington post
December 30, 2015

This year seemed to be a boon in LGBT cinema. Changing tides in society, thanks to several big-time public officials and celebrities coming out these past years have led to greater acceptance and increased visibility.

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'My Secret Santa gave me a vibrator'
Telegraph UK
December 28, 2015

Well sometimes it can also be the weirdest and as a lesbian I’ve had some particularly strange festive moments that I’m not sure would have happened if I was straight.

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Groundbreaking lesbian Air Force officer killed in Afghan suicide attack
New York Post
December 28, 2015

A female officer in the Air Force who was one of the first openly gay service members to marry was identified on Tuesday as among the six US troops killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

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Chinese Gay Activist Claims Victory in Online Film Censorship Lawsuit - China Real Time Report
WSJ
December 28, 2015

A gay-themed film mysteriously disappeared from China's domestic video sites. But in an unexpected twist, the censors aren't to blame -- at least, not directly.

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In Springfield court, a battle over gay rights in Uganda
The Boston Globe
December 28, 2015

A Ugandan gay-rights organization is accusing Springfield Christian pastor and former 2014 gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively of a crime against humanity.

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One Million Moms latest pointless crusade: Clutching their pearls over 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'
Salon.com
December 22, 2015

Sorry, conservative mommies—the "Daily Show" alum's new TBS show is one of the most anticipated debuts of 2016

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Texas Grand Jury: No Indictments in Sandra Bland's Death
The Root
December 22, 2015

On Monday, a Texas grand jury declined to indict anyone in connection to the July death of Bland, who was found dead in her jail cell following her arrest after reportedly being stopped for not using a turn signal.

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