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Bigotry Watch

Catholics Uninvite Pro-Gay Speaker, Then Let Graduates Think He Stood Them Up

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:27 AM June 7, 2013
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For Catholics, the Eighth Commandment is “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Someone should tell Ohio Bishop Frederick Campbell.

Civil Rights

Edie Windsor, David Boies, Kenji Yoshino Highlight LGBT Inclusive NYU Graduation At Yankee Stadium

by David Badash ● 2:57 PM May 24, 2013
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Edie Windsor, David Boies, and Kenji Yoshino were the highlights of this year’s New York University graduation, making LGBT civil rights and same-sex marriage a strong and welcome focus.

News

For The First Time, Louisiana State University Sponsors LGBT-Inclusive Graduation

by David Badash ● 1:00 PM May 16, 2013
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Louisiana State University for the first time ever is sponsoring an LGBTQ-inclusive graduation ceremony this week, which includes offering LGBTQ graduating students lavender stoles to wear with their caps and gowns.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Michelle Obama Delivers West Point Graduation Speech With Nod To Gay Families

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM May 21, 2011
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At West Point on Friday, Michelle Obama delivered a graduation speech with a gentle nod to gay and lesbian families to graduates and their families.