When Will a Gay Pro Athlete Finally Come Out? - http://bit.ly/qiW6hn On May 9, Todd Reynolds, vice-president of Uptown Sports Management in Ontario, a firm founded by his father that has represented NHL players for more than 25 years, logged onto his company’s Twitter account,@uptownhockey. Four days earlier, Rangers wing Sean Avery had appeared in a public-service announcement in favor of the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign. “Maybe I can help,” Avery told the Times, “and I jumped at this opportunity.”
How should gay troops behave after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ ends? - http://goo.gl/tZUzN Once the military ends its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on Sept. 20, can troops announce that they’re gay? Yes. Can they attend parties celebrating the end of the ban? Yes. Can they help raise money for a gay rights group? Not if it’s on a military base. With the Defense Department preparing to end its 18-year ban on gays in uniform next Tuesday, gay rights groups are reminding the rank and file about the Pentagon’s policy on political activity as several U.S. military facilities are expected to host parties marking the ban’s end.
David Cameron backs new international gay rights charity - http://bit.ly/mXysr6 A new UK-based charity will be launched to support LGBT people suffering persecution around the world. The project has been backed by political leaders and prime minister David Cameron, who said Britain should be a “global beacon for reform” on the issue of LGBT rights.
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