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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual

Legendary Blondie singer Debbie Harry came out as bisexual in a recent interview with London's Daily Mail.

Harry founded her legendary punk-era band with longtime boyfriend Chris Hastings, but says that since they broke up in the late 1980s, she's enjoyed several relationships with women. Asked about her attraction, Harry replied that "women are just more sensual."

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, April 7, 2014

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New York: Lesbian couple fear vandalism is a hate crime

A Rochester, N.Y. woman says she and her wife are being targeted in the neighborhood because they are a gay couple.

“We don't have rainbow flags around. We don't outwardly advertise that we are a gay couple,” said Clifton. “We're just a married couple. Yes, we just happen to be gay.”

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, April 4, 2014

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New York: NBA to auction off Jason Collins' game jersey

In the wake of Jason Collins coming out as the first openly gay NBA athlete last spring, the NBA has announced it will auction off a series of autographed, game-worn Jason Collins jerseys beginning at noon EST Friday.

Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO after gays protest

The embattled new CEO of Mozilla/Firefox, Brendan Eich, has quit his job following an international fury over his $1,000 contribution to efforts to pass California's Proposition 8, which took away marriage rights from gay and lesbian couples.

Eich's departure was announced today on the Mozilla.org blog:

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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Iowa: Sharon Needles speaks at LGBT bullying event

Sharon Needles said she never questioned her sexuality growing up.

The Newton, Iowa native described her high school self in “full vinyl pants, hot pink hair and shaved-off eyebrows.” Although she was comfortable with herself, she was subjected to bullying by those who didn’t accept her.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Mississippi: Maligned "religious freedom" bill sent to governor

Mississippi’s so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" passed the House and Senate this week, and now heads to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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California: Mozilla board shrinks in protest to anti-gay CEO

Mozilla named a new chief executive this week to lead the non-profit web organization as it tries to keep its Firefox browser relevant in the mobile age. The appointment has proved controversial in more ways than one, but centers around the CEO's donation to California's Proposition 8 campaign that took away gay marriage.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, March 31, 2014

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New York: Lesbian chef awarded $1.6 million in lawsuit

The owner of a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca who at a mandatory weekly prayer meeting warned his staff weekly about the eternal damnation awaiting “gay people” owes a lesbian chef $1.6 million, a New York appeals court ruled.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, March 28, 2014

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California: Appeals court may revisit heightened scrutiny case

A federal appeals court could reconsider a decision from early this year that provides significant protections for people claiming governmental discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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