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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 Today, in celebration of World AIDS Day, the NOH8 Campaign has embraced the goal of "Getting to Zero" by teaming up with World AIDS Day Detroit for an open photo shoot at the historic Fillmore Theater. This opportunity will provide NOH8 supporters in Detroit a chance to learn more about the fight against HIV/AIDS and how they can get involved. We hope all of you take some time today to remember the millions lost to the virus.
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A lesbian couple at the heart of a lawsuit seeking the right to walk as a couple in a pep fest at Champlin Park High School will be allowed to do so, according to an agreement reached Saturday after a six-hour mediation session. In exchange, the lawsuit filed Friday against the high school and the Anoka-Hennepin School District on behalf of seniors Desiree Shelton and Sarah Lindstrom was dismissed, according to a joint statement released by the district and attorneys for the girls. "All parties are pleased to announce that we have worked together, collaboratively, to arrive at an arrangement for introductions of elected royalty that is respectful and inclusive of all students," said the statement revealing the new arrangement, which will allow each member of the 24-person royalty court to "select a meaningful person in their life" to escort them in the coronation procession at the Snow Days Pep Fest and winter formal dance in the school's gym.
Earlier today we mentioned that a group of gay students and allies at Indiana University South Bend's campus successfully petitioned their school to drop Chick-fil-A as a weekly food vendor . The students, upset that Chick-fil-A allows franchises to donate significant amounts of food to anti-gay organizations, as well as the fact that Chick-fil-A's charitable arm has been partnering with some of the fiercest anti-gay organizations in the country , wanted to take a stand to keep homophobia off campus. They succeeded, and potentially have sent a powerful message to other colleges and universities that have Chick-fil-A chains on school grounds.