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More details about Cecil the Lion's death emerge, dentist still claims he's innocent

More details emerge as the outrage over the unscrupulous death of Cecil, the world’s most grieved lion, continues.

Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer was chastised by what seemed to be everyone in front of a computer yesterday as his identity was revealed to be the U.S. hunter who paid $50,000 to stalk and kill the majestic cat even though the feline was protected and wearing a GPS collar.

Theo Bronkhorst and Honest Ndlovu, the two men who lead the expedition are being brought up on poaching charges in Victoria Falls.

Catholic church denies that preventing transgender man from being a Godparent is 'discrimination'

Alex Salinas is 21 years old. He was assigned female at birth, but is now living as his authentic self as a man. He is a "firm believer" and wants to be a godparent at his nephew's baptism but the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta is standing in his way. According to them, he is not a "suitable" person because of the life he leads, a life not "congruent with faith.”

The same-sex couple turned away by Sweet Cakes by Melissa speak out

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa in 2013 when they sought a wedding cake are speaking out for the first time. 

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The whole internet is angry over dentist who killed Cecil the Lion.

Minnesota dentists Walter J. Palmer is not having a good day. The owner of River Bluff Dental is in the hot seat for having killed Cecil the Lion, one of Zimbabwe’s most prized animals.

Palmer is a sport hunting enthusiast who uses a bow and arrow for his kills. It is reported that Cecil was protected by the Zimbabwe National park, even collared, but lured out of it’s borders, where Palmer then shot him.

Almost 50% of all Pride-goers are straight

A European poll gives some interesting insight into people who attend gay pride parades. Last year, at the Stockholm Pride event, people were asked some questions about their gender, age and sexual preference.

The results were posted this year and they are a bit surprising. It seems that of those that were polled nearly fifty-percent, that’s four out of ten, were straight people.

Pat Robertson: Obama should listen to 'fellow Africans' on gay rights

It's an unlikely proposition, but if Pat Robertson had his way, President Barack Obama would make a 180-degree shift in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. 

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay troop leaders

The Boy Scouts of America has voted to end its ban on gay troop leaders.

Last month Executive Director of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Robert Gates, pleaded to the Executive Committee to end the ban. They adopted his resolution and moved forward with presenting the proposal to the National Committee for voting.

The vote ended in a 45-12 victory today.

In a statement, the BSA said the ban is effective immediately, and removes the restriction of allowing gay leaders and employees to participate in the organization.

Some Reno residents take offense that the American flag was replaced by the Pride flag atop City Hall

The second annual Northern Nevada Pride (NNP) took place over the weekend, but it didn’t come without some controversy.

On Sunday July, 26, downtown Reno was missing an important part of its cityscape, and the citizens were quick to notice and respond.

In honor of NNP, someone decided that taking down the U.S. flag from atop Reno City Hall and replacing it solely with the rainbow flag was a good idea.
Reno citizens didn’t think so, and by 9 pm, the pride flag was taken down and the U.S. flag was back in its spot atop the building.

Hetero "Pride" Parade event enrages Facebook

Seattle artist and blogger Anthony Rebello organized a "Heterosexual Parade over the weekend.

He invited over 2.000 people to the event, but only one person showed up.

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The Equality Act may change history once again

Today marks a major step in the right direction for LGBT civil rights. U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, Tammy Baldwin, and Cory Booker and U.S. Representative David Cicilline introduced the Equality Act.

This bill, if passed into law, would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people by expanding the existing Civil Rights Act passed more than 50 years ago.

The Equality Act hopes to protect LGBT people against public discrimination when it comes to jobs, housing or consumerism.