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Judge Orders Johnny Depp to Stay Away From Estranged Wife

By Anthony McCartney | May 27
A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Protect LGBT Students at Private Universities

May 27
The California State Senate has approved a bill, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to close a loophole that allows private universities to discriminate against students and staff based on their gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Hate Group Shows Love to Anti-LGBT Miss. Gov with Made Up Award

May 27
The Family Research Council presented anti-LGBT Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with an award named in honor of Samuel Adams of the American Revolution and Summer Ale fame.

SPLC Releases 'Quacks' Report on Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

May 27
The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report this week calling on Congress to pass a law banning the practice of gay conversion therapy.

Will 'Clothing Required' Signs End Nude Sunbathing on Fire Island?

May 27
The practice of nude sunbathing on Fire Island recently came in question when signs saying "clothing required" appeared as bookends to the area commonly referred to by locals as "The Meat Rack."

North Carolina Furniture Market Could Show Boycott Impact

By Emery P. Dalesio | May 27
Organizers of North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market are releasing attendance figures Friday that could be an important barometer of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Towns in Texas, Arizona are Battlegrounds In Bathroom Debate

By Paul J. Weber | May 27
An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

Gates Leaves Boy Scouts Presidency, Defends Gay Adult Policy

By Nomaan Merchant | May 27
Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America's president facing deep divisions within the organization's membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks.

Gay Billionaire is Unlikely Hulk Hogan Ally in Gawker Fight

By Tam | May 27
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker - a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

A State-By-State Look at Proposals Dealing With LGBT Rights

May 26
Here's a look at legislation dealing with LGBT rights around the country.

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