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Seeing Red: The Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, has been promoting an image of a pink equal sign over a red background to mobilize supporters online. But how effective is this kind of activism?
The Human Rights Campaign's red and pink equality sign has spread like wildfire across all social media outlets. (Human Rights Campaign/Facebook)

Marriage equality activists began protesting outside the Supreme Court Tuesday, as the nation's highest court kicked off two days of hearings about two same-sex marriage laws.

However, the marriage equality advocates' message was heard far beyond the confines of the court's iconic, white marble steps.


Hillary Clinton announces official support for gay marriage (VIDEO)

Former US Secretary of State and possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her official support for gay marriage in a video on the Human Rights Campaign website, bringing to an end any speculation about her stance on the often divisive issue.

India: No babies for gay couples

NEW DELHI — India has adopted new regulations to govern the booming surrogacy business. The new rules effectively bar gay couples and single parents from the trade — mandating that only heterosexual couples who have been married for at least two years are eligible for the newly created surrogacy visa.

Uganda drops death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality' from anti-gay bill

Ugandan lawmakers have reportedly dropped the clause allowing the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality" from a controversial anti-gay bill.

Serbia bans gay pride parade

BELGRADE — Aleksandar Skundric was beaten and harassed as a child. “I learned what roads not to take, literally and figuratively,” the 28-year-old Belgrade native says about his experience growing up gay. Although Serbia has since become a democracy, life for the country’s LGBT community has changed very slowly since the authoritarian Slobodan Milosevic was ousted in 2000.

Gay couple sues after photo used in anti-gay flier

The photo of the couple kissing at their engagement party was altered and turned into an anti-gay mailer 2000 miles away.

DADT: A year of serving openly (PHOTOS)

In the year since Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, US service members have shared their sexual orientation openly both on the job and across their social networks.

Uganda releases David Cecil, British theater producer jailed over gay play

Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda, and gays and lesbians have long faced serious discrimination.
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