alter high cdoA 23-year veteran teacher at a Catholic High School in Ohio was fired after it was discovered he was gay and married to a man. Students are fighting his termination. 

In New York, 2 gay men are working on the front lines of the COV-19 pandemic to provide backpacks full of basic living supplies to the homeless; one of the most vulnerable populations in the City. 

A new study was released last Tuesday by the American Atheists shows that 50% of LGBTQ people identify as religiously unaffiliated and suffer discrimination and stigma at a much higher rate than those who have religious faith.






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