NCAA restores games to North Carolina despite new anti-LGBT law

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association has decided to restore games to North Carolina in the aftermath of the state reaching a deal to replace anti-LGBT House Bill 2 with another measure that civil rights groups say is also discriminatory.

The league announced its decision Tuesday, saying the conclusion was reached after the board of directors evaluated the replacement signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper after negotiations with Republican leaders.

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March Madness: Ultimate LGBT Icon SEMIFINALS

By : Jamie Hyman & Jeremy Williams
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All right readers, we’re getting down to the wire. Last round, you narrowed 16 contenders for the Ultimate LGBT Icon into a scant eight. Two from each category remain: Divas, Film, Television and Sports & Politics.

Fresh bracket and new polls after the jump: 

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March Madness: Ultimate LGBT Icon – ROUND 2

By : Jamie Hyman & Jeremy Williams
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Welcome to March Madness, Watermark-style! Over the next month or so, you, our readers, will choose the ULTIMATE GAY ICON in a single elimination tournament.

We started with 32 LGBT contenders and now are in round 2, with 16 LGBT Icons and eight match-ups. They’re divided into four brackets: Divas, Film, Television and Politics & Sports.

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NCAA President pleased with changes to Indiana law

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Indianapolis (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said April 2 the association is “very pleased” with revisions to Indiana’s religious objections law that critics feared would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Indiana lawmakers unveiled an amended bill earlier in the morning. They still need approval from the Legislature and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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