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Posted on Aug 19, 2014

Chris Kluwe reached a settlement with the Minnesota Vikings

According to his lawyer, LGBT ally Chris Kluwe has reached a settlement with The Minnesota Vikings over the threat of lawsuit over Kluwe’s release from the team. After his release from the team earlier this year, Kluwe threatened the team representatives with a lawsuit based on religious discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, defamation, and tortious interference with contractual obligations.

As cited in Deadspin, after publicly supporting LGBT rights as well as fellow ally Brendon Ayanbadejo, Kluwe faced multiple instances of intolerant language by special teams' coordinator Mike Priefer.

“I felt uncomfortable each time Mike Priefer said these things. After all, he was directly responsible for reviewing my job performance, but I hoped that after the vote concluded in Minnesota his behavior would taper off and eventually stop" said Kluwe.

In response to the negative comments, Mike Priefer will be suspended for 3 games. He also pledged to donate $100,000 to five LGBT rights charitable and educational organizations over the next five years.

 

 

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Posted on Aug 19, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi celebrate their wedding anniversary in style!

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary in style as the sky literally showed the love they have for one another. Portia surprised her wife with a skywritten message as a way to celebrate the years they have spent together as a married couple. Ellen later tweeted "Look what my wife did for our wedding anniversary. Six!" along with a picture of the surprise.

"I love her so much it kills me. The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time. It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, and wants the best for you. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is" said Ellen.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Check out their previous anniversary pictures:

August 19, 2014
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Posted on Aug 19, 2014

A son of gay dads wins men’s national diving title

Last Sunday, diver Jordan Windle won the men's 10-meter title with 527.8 points on the final day final day of the U.S. national diving championships. Jordan has been a great supporter of his two dads as well as an advocate for the LGBT community. In 2011, he posted his It Gets Better video, and only a year later he became the grand marshal of an Indiana LGBT pride. He also authored a children's book about adoption titled An Orphan No More, with a foreword by Greg Louganis.

Jordan dreams of diving for the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Congratulations Jordan!

August 19, 2014
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