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Lesbian teen charged in relationship with underage girlfriend rejects plea deal

| Friday, May 24, 2013
Kaitlyn Hunt
SEBASTIAN, Fla.-- The Florida high school senior facing felony sex offender charges stemming from her relationship with her 14-year-old girlfriend, has rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors.

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N.J. man who sued Boy Scouts over gay ban says change falls short

| Friday, May 24, 2013
James Dale
NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey man who first challenged the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members says a new policy allowing gay scouts but barring "open or avowed" homosexual adult leaders is "convoluted."

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Transgender student skips graduation rather than wear female gown

| Thursday, May 23, 2013
Damian Garcia
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The graduation ceremony at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday was one student short, as a transgender teen refused to participate in the commencement exercises because the school told him he would have to wear a female student gown.

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Attorney implies suspect’s child sexual abuse was a factor NYC killing

| Thursday, May 23, 2013
Elliot Morales, during his arrest by New York police.
NEW YORK -- The attorney for the man accused in the murder of a gay man in New York's Greenwich Village on Saturday says his client is not guilty, and implied that his anti-gay bias is the result of being sexually abused as a child.

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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

| Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated worldwide.

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Nevada governor signs transgender hate crimes bill

| Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Crimes that target transgender person because of their sexual identity now carry an extra penalty in Nevada.

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Leahy backs off on offering amendment to immigration bill for gay couples

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sen. Patrick Lehy
WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy says he will not offer -- for now -- an amendment to an immigration bill allowing gay Americans to seek green cards for their spouses.

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Anti-gay marriage activist commits suicide on alter at Notre Dame cathedral

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dominique Venner
PARIS -- A far-right anti-gay marriage activist on Tuesday committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, just three days after French President Francois Hollande signed into law a measure authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

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NYPD reports two more possible anti-gay attacks in New York

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A man at a rally in Manhattan on Monday displays a sign denouncing anti-LGBT violence. (Source).
NEW YORK — New York City police say there have been two more reports of possible anti-gay attacks, following the killing of a gay man taunted with homophobic slurs.

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Obama delivers LGBT-inclusive commencement address at all-male college

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Carolyn Kaster, AP
ATLANTA -- President Barack Obama on Sunday delivered an LGBT-inclusive commencement address at Morehouse College, a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college located in Atlanta.

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