-Gay athlete Michael Sam leaves professional football, citing mental health concerns.

-A minor league baseball player comes out of the closet.

-A historic Baptist church embraces LGBT equality.

-Two Texas men are charged with torturing a gay African-American man.

-The White House hires an openly transgender staffer.

-Anti-gay icon Josh Duggar is outed as a client of hook-up website Ashley Madison.

-An openly gay Muslim man films his pilgrimage to Mecca.

-Illinois becomes the fourth state to ban conversion therapy for minors.

-The Oregon bakers fined for refusing service to a gay couple send cakes and Christian videos to ten LGBT organizations.

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