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Atlanta Bucks say ‘It Gets Better’

Several members of the gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club came together to film an “It Gets Better” video for the viral campaign initially organized by columnist Dan Savage to give hope to struggling LGBT youth.

The video was filmed on location Nov. 20 at a match between the Bucks and Nashville Grizzlies RFC.

Check it out the powerful and inspiring video below:

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National anti-gay marriage group claims bias in Prop 8 hearing

The National Organization for Marriage released a statement regarding the federal appeals court hearing on California’s Proposition 8 yesterday, decrying the court panel as biased.

The anti-gay group is up-in-arms over the inclusion of Judge Stephen Reinhardt, whose wife works with the American Civil Liberties Union and has been involved in the case through her role at the ACLU. Reinhardt was one of three judges who sat on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals during yesterday's hearing.

"This hearing makes a mockery of the federal judiciary," said Brian Brown, president of NOM, in an internet posting. "Citizens are entitled to a guarantee of impartiality from their judiciary. Yet here we have the spectacle of a federal appeals court justice ruling on a case in which his wife represents a group that is a participant. A cynic would be left to wonder if the fix is in for marriage in the Ninth Circuit."

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‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’ a perfect intro to holidays

Every Christmas Story Ever Told theater cast

Whether you love or hate Christmas (and I tend to fall in the latter), Actor's Express' holiday offering “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” is a great transition from the Thanksgiving dinner table to the annual gift-giving season.

Three cast members and a small crew of black-clad stagehands keep this delightful theater-in-the-round send-up on its toes.

Chad (Chad Martin) is excited to present the Dickens classic “Christmas Carol,” while Bren (Bren Thomas) and Amber (Amber Chaney) are sick of the run of the mill and insist on presenting all of Christmas' fabled tales... in about two hours.

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Happy Hanukkah!

Gay-founded Congregation Bet Haverim continues the Festival of Lights celebration tonight

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Trans woman aces round with LPGA

Just in time for this week’s LPGA Tour Championship, a victory for the transgender community makes a hole in one.

Lana Lawless filed suit against the LPGA on Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court of San Francisco, a direct result of her rejected application for tour membership. The 57-year-old retired police officer suspected a violation of her rights, considering she underwent sex-reassignment surgery five years ago.

This past Tuesday, the LPGA voted an epic change to its constitutional bylaws during a players meeting to begin including members that were not assigned “female at birth.”

LPGA president Michelle Ellis noted, “This was the first hurdle. This had to be done first.”

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‘NOM World’ impersonating anti-gay hate group

The National Organization for Marriage released a warning to its followers today regarding a new online presence from a group calling themselves “NOM World.”

NOM is accusing the fake group of mimicking its logo and misleading its followers. “NOM World” uses the name ‘be4marriage’ on Twitter.

“Please understand that this group is not related to NOM, and is only attempting to confuse and mislead NOM’s followers and potential followers on Facebook and Twitter,” a NOM blog post states. “They are openly in favor of same-sex marriage and accuse NOM of being a hate group.”

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Dave Koz concert

Saxophonist Dave Koz releases first CD since coming out

Acclaimed saxophonist plays concert tonight at Cobb Energy Centre