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Students form wall around Missouri stadium to block Westboro protest against gay player

Hundreds of students formed a human wall around the basketball stadium at the University of Missouri on Saturday because the Westboro Baptist Church had pledged to protest gay football player Michael Sam. After Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam came out last week last week, anti-LGBT members of the Westboro church…

‘Juno’ actress Ellen Page comes out as a lesbian: ‘I am tired of lying by omission’

Actress Ellen Page, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “Juno,” came out as a lesbian on Friday at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens. “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” the 26-year-old actress said in a speech that…

West Virginia families, billed for smelly water they didn’t use, bill water company right back

The chemical spill in West Virginia has left thousands of people near Charleston with licorice-scented tap water that they’re afraid to use, despite the assurances of government and their water company. West Virginia American Water promised customers a credit on their bills for the water homeowners needed to use to…

WATCH: While Sochi celebrates, Moscow police arrest protesters waving rainbow flags

In the video embedded below, a group of LGBT rights protesters were arrested for marching in Moscow’s Red Square. As the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremonies unfolded in Sochi, the protesters were taken into custody in Moscow for waving the rainbow LGBT flag while singing the Russian national anthem. Reportedly, the…

82,000 tons of coal sludge spilling for days into NC river threatens Virginia drinking water

Five days after coal ash began leaking into the Dan River in North Carolina last weekend, Duke Energy still can’t say if the mess will ever be cleaned up. On Sunday, a security guard at the Duke Energy plant in Eden discovered that the gray sludge was leaking out of…

Florida pot advocates collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative

A campaign to put a medical marijuana petition on the Florida ballot has enough verified petition signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot, campaign organizers said Friday. United for Care, the medical marijuana campaign in Florida, needed 683,149 in 14 separate congressional districts to win ballot access, the campaign said…

Obama announces new task force to fight campus sexual assaults

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he has assembled a new task force dedicated to reducing the number of sexual assaults in the country. According to MSNBC, the action came as a response to a recent report by the White House Council on Women and Girls that said that…

Ted Nugent: ‘Subhuman mongrel’ Obama should get ‘just due punishment’ for treason

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent said recently that he wouldn’t rest until President Barack Obama — who he called a “subhuman mongrel” — and of the all “liberal Democrats” had gotten the “just due punishment” that they deserved for treason. In an interview with Guns.com last week, Nugent said that him…

Russian cops, Olympic officials tackle teen for unfurling LGBT pride flag at torch relay

A teenage boy named Pavel Lebedev is being hailed as an international hero by LGBT rights activists after video showing him flying a rainbow flag at an Olympic torch relay went viral on Tuesday. The Winter Olympics torch relay was making its way through Lebedev’s home town of Voronezh on…

Ten-year-old wows MLK event with ‘Jesus Wept’ speech: I’m ‘scared to wear my hoodie!’

A 10-year-old in North Carolina has been praised for embodying the spirit of Dr. Luther King in a speech on Monday. Donovan Summers, who attends Rand Road Elementary School in Garner, told the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast that he had based his speech on the shortest verse in the Bible,…

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