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AIDS activist Sean Sasser dies

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
Sean Sasser
AIDS activist and educator Sean Sasser has died, according to an announcement Wednesday evening by longtime friends.

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Iowa couple turned away from wedding facility because they are gay

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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GRIMES, Iowa -- A same-sex couple in Iowa says they were turned away from a wedding venue facility after the owners found out they are gay.

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TV, internet personality B. Scott suing BET for discrimination

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
B. Scott
Television and internet personality and fashion blogger B. Scott said Wednesday he is suing BET, claiming the network humiliated him during the recent BET Awards by yanking him off the show because he was wearing women's clothes.

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D.C. mayor OKs bill easing rules for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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Cardinal defends funding cuts for immigration groups that support gay marriage

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Cardinal Francis George
CHICAGO -- Cardinal Francis George, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, is defending his decision to bar church funding for immigrant rights groups that support same-sex marriage.

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Obama: ‘No patience’ for Russia’s anti-gay laws, poor treatment at Olympics

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Jacquelyn Martin, APPresident Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
BURBANK, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized a new Russian law cracking down on gay rights activism, saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians and transgendered persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."

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Seattle gay man chased, beaten by five attackers hurling anti-gay slurs

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Jason Jacobs
A Seattle gay man is recovering from an early morning attack on Monday in which he was chased and beaten by a group of three men and two women who began by taunting him with anti-gay slurs.

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Billie Jean King reflects on being a gay, professional athlete in the 1970s

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Billie Jean King said Tuesday that she couldn't have revealed herself as being gay in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling women's professional tennis tour.

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Princeton Review rates 20 most LGBT friendly, unfriendly colleges

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ermerson College, Boston, Mass.
The Princeton Review on Monday released its annual rankings of “The Best 378 Colleges” on Monday, and for the second consecutive year, named Emerson College in Boston as the most LGBT-friendly college in the nation.

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W. Pa. mayor officiates wedding of gay men with E. Pa. marriage license

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
KDKAJohn Kandray and Bill Gray
BRADDOCK, Pa. — A Pittsburgh-area mayor has married two men who obtained a license from an eastern Pennsylvania county official who has issued more than 60 licenses to same-sex couples despite a state law that defines marriage as a contract between one man and one woman.

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