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Boston police warn of robbers targeting gay men in bars, online hookup sites

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
Boston
BOSTON -- Police in Boston are alerting the LGBT community of an ongoing investigation of several robberies in the area targeting gay men.

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Two more anti-gay hate crimes reported in New York City this week

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Police in New York City have arrested five men — ranging in age from 16 to 21 — in the latest in a series of attacks on gay men in the city.

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Neb. legislative committee advances gay foster parent bill

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska legislative committee on Friday advanced a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to serve as foster parents if they are related to the child or have a well-established relationship.

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Ill. House speaker extends marriage bill deadline for possible summer session

Illinois Observer | Saturday, June 1, 2013
APMichael Madigan
The Illinois same-sex marriage bill had its deadline date for approval extended into the summer. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) acted quietly on Friday night before the House adjourned to extend the bill’s deadline for approval until August 31.

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Tenn. gay youth speaks out against ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and its supporter

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
Marcel Neergard
Marcel Neergard, an 11-year-old gay student from Oak Ridge, Tenn., is speaking out against the state's infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill, and one of its leading proponents in the Tenn. state House, Oak Ridge Rep. John Ragan.

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Ohio school to allow transgender student to graduate in female gown

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
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FOSTORIA, Ohio — A transgender student in northwest Ohio will be allowed to follow the female dress code at Sunday's graduation despite a conflict with school policies.

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Chicago cab driver kicks gay couple out of taxi for ‘first base’ kiss

| Saturday, June 1, 2013
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CHICAGO -- A gay couple alleges an innocent kiss nearly caused them to be ejected from their cab onto a rain-slicked Kennedy Expressway in Chicago on Thursday night.

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Judge’s ruling reinforces Fla. teen’s right to organize gay-straight alliance

| Friday, May 31, 2013
Orlando SentinelBayli Silberstein
OCALA, Fla. -- A federal judge on Thursday reinforced the right of a Florida teen to organize a gays-straight alliance at her middle school.

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Illinois governor: Fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is not over

| Friday, May 31, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is not over.

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Obama issues proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month

| Friday, May 31, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama, declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, saying his administration has been "a proud partner in the journey toward LGBT equality."

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