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Lesbian Becomes Highest Ranking Out Military Officer - Poliglot

Lesbian Becomes Highest Ranking Out Military Officer - Poliglot | LGBT News | Scoop.it
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At a ceremony in Arlington earlier today, Army Reserve officer Tammy Smith became the first out, active duty general in American history.
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See Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's Adorable Family Wedding Photo

See Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's Adorable Family Wedding Photo | LGBT News | Scoop.it

Surrounded by their kids and family, the couple wed in a private ceremony in Italy

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Judges blast Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans

Judges blast Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans | LGBT News | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (AP) — The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.
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Mayor blesses marriage of Thai gay couple, praises their good example

Mayor blesses marriage of Thai gay couple, praises their good example | LGBT News | Scoop.it
"You are brave for expressing yourself to society. It is a good example for other gay couples," said Udon Thani city Mayor Itthipon Triwattanasuwan
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Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Around 300 activists lead a colourful parade through Hanoi in the nation's largest ever gay pride event.
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear 3 Marriage Equality Cases in September |News | Towleroad

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear 3 Marriage Equality Cases in September |News | Towleroad | LGBT News | Scoop.it
9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear 3 Marriage Equality Cases in September -- News |-- Gay Marriage, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, News
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LGBT Organizer Pens Open Letter To President Obama -- About His Deported Dad

LGBT Organizer Pens Open Letter To President Obama -- About His Deported Dad | LGBT News | Scoop.it
An LGBT organizer whose father was deported writes a heartfelt open letter to President Obama, asking him to "think about the great pain he would feel to be separated" from his family.
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I hope this letter reaches you and opens your heart to take the executive action necessary to give undocumented immigrants administrative relief. You made the announcement today that you will soon pick up your pen to extend non-discrimination protections to LGBT Americans who work for federal contractors. That decision is important, and I’m grateful for it — and it tells me that you’re not afraid to do the right thing.

 

Mr. President, it’s time to pick up your pen again — it’s time to extend administrative relief to undocumented immigrants!

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Mormons Move To Excommunicate High-Profile LGBT Supporter

Mormons Move To Excommunicate High-Profile LGBT Supporter | LGBT News | Scoop.it
As the creator of a popular online forum for Mormons, John Dehlin tackles some of the more uncomfortable issues for believers, including the Church's stand on gays and lesbians. Dehlin is an ally of the LGBT community, and that's too much for the LDS leadership. Dehlin has received a letter from the head of his…
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Bozeman, Montana City Council Gives Initial Approval to LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance |News | Towleroad

Bozeman, Montana City Council Gives Initial Approval to LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance |News | Towleroad | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Bozeman, Montana City Council Gives Initial Approval to LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance -- News |-- Bozeman, Discrimination, Montana, News
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Family Adopts 15-Year-Old Gay Teen Who Was Disowned By His Family

Family Adopts 15-Year-Old Gay Teen Who Was Disowned By His Family | LGBT News | Scoop.it
15-year-old Michigan teenager Corey Nichols (pictured) knew he was in trouble when he heard his father say, "If any fag lived in this house, I would shoot them in the head with a shotgun." In an interview with the local radio program Out In Santa Cruz, Corey said he kept his sexual orientation hidden from his…
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Outrage, boycotts over Firefox’s new anti-gay CEO

Outrage, boycotts over Firefox’s new anti-gay CEO | LGBT News | Scoop.it

Back in 2008, Brendan Eich donated $1000 to support California's anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8

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Democrats Demand Administration Act On LGBT Workers’ Rights

Democrats Demand Administration Act On LGBT Workers’ Rights | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Obama has pushed LGBT rights more than any other president before him, but his administration has been inexplicably quiet about moving on anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Members of Congr...
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Tax Information About Same-Sex Marriage - YouTube

Get tax information about same-sex marriage.
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Support for same-sex marriage reaches new high

Support for same-sex marriage reaches new high | LGBT News | Scoop.it
In Washington Post-ABC News poll, fifty percent say equal protection in Constitution gives gays the right to marry; 41 percent say it doesn’t.
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Watch: Arsenal's cool video on homophobia in soccer

Watch: Arsenal's cool video on homophobia in soccer | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Players team up for campaign the same week soccer reporter comes out as gay.
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BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriages

BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriages | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Order blocks weddings from occurring on Thursday
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Virginians would have to wait a bit longer for marriage equality! :(

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Now the Games are over, let’s not forget the persecuted men and women of the Commonwealth

Now the Games are over, let’s not forget the persecuted men and women of the Commonwealth | LGBT News | Scoop.it
As kisses go it was brief but memorable. Scottish-American actor John Barrowman, in tartan flare, swooped down on an as yet unknown but now terribly famous male backing dancer to redefine the ‘Glasgow Kiss’ and set the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony alight.
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Michael Sam and the Draw That Changed American Sports Forever

Michael Sam and the Draw That Changed American Sports Forever | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Photography by Richard Phibbs | Styling by Grant Woolhead
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, is a big fucking deal. This fact alarms many people —
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Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Says Indiana Must Recognize Terminally Ill Lesbian’s Marriage: READ |News | Towleroad

Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Says Indiana Must Recognize Terminally Ill Lesbian’s Marriage: READ  |News | Towleroad | LGBT News | Scoop.it

Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Says Indiana Must Recognize Terminally Ill Lesbian’s Marriage: READ -- News |-- Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Indiana, Lambda Legal, Law - Gay, LGBT, News

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For transgender people, a massive new resource

For transgender people, a massive new resource | LGBT News | Scoop.it
As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.
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THE HAPPIEST MARRIAGE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Story of William Haines and Jimmy Shields

THE HAPPIEST MARRIAGE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Story of William Haines and Jimmy Shields | LGBT News | Scoop.it
In 1933, a young and successful actor lost his job in Hollywood. His name had been featured in many wildly popular hits in the 1920s, and his appeal was so great that he had been one of the lucky o...
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Ex-Ex-Gay Pride

An interview with John Paulk, who used to run an ex-gay ministry and then came out.

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Boy George On New Music, Gender Identity And What He REALLY Thinks About Madonna

Boy George On New Music, Gender Identity And What He REALLY Thinks About Madonna | LGBT News | Scoop.it
If you're ever given 60 minutes to sit down with Boy George, one of the most beloved pop icons of the 20th century, in a private club on the west side of Manhattan in the middle of February, take them.

In the course of that hour, you'll not only ...
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US Suspends Some Aid To Uganda

In what Reuters calls the "first concrete move" by the United States since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, the CDC has cut some financial aid to Uganda. 


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TPM Interview: Why Kentucky's Attorney General Refuses To Defend His State's Anti-Gay Law

TPM Interview: Why Kentucky's Attorney General Refuses To Defend His State's Anti-Gay Law | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Kentucky's chief lawyer Jack Conway went against his governor and arguably the will of his constituents when he tearfully announced on Tuesday he wouldn't defend a Kentucky law banning recognition of out-of-state gay marriages.

"I felt like I would be defending discrimination," the Democratic attorney general told TPM in an interview on Tuesday. "And for me that's a line in the sand. I couldn't do it."

It was a rare and extraordinary move that split the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear (D), who revealed that he would appeal a federal judge's ruling against the statute after his top lawyer refused to do so.
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Republicans From the West Give Support for Gay Marriage

Republicans From the West Give Support for Gay Marriage | LGBT News | Scoop.it
Former Senator Alan K. Simpson is among about 20 people who signed a brief to be sent to a federal appeals court that is hearing appeals from Utah and Oklahoma to reinstate restrictive marriage laws.
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