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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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White House to honor ten openly LGBT public officials on Harvey Milk Day

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The White House has released a list of ten openly LGBT public officials it will honor Wednesday as “Harvey Milk Champions of Change.”

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No resolution yet on inclusion of LGBT partners in immigration bill

| Monday, May 20, 2013
Christopher Edwards
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.

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Highest Presidential honor to be awarded posthumously to Sally Ride

| Monday, May 20, 2013
Sally Ride
WASHINGTON -- The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama will bestow a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, to astronaut Dr. Sally Ride.

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A boy named Issak

| Monday, May 20, 2013
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My name is Issak. I am a high school senior at Red Lion Area High School in Pennsylvania. As a student who happens to be transgender, my life isn’t all that different from other students in my class, except that I came out the summer before my junior year and have been going by my male name ever since. I try hard to make good grades, work at a part –time job, and have a wonderfully supportive family and an awesome girlfriend...

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Va. GOP nominates trio of anti-LGBT candidates for state leadership

| Monday, May 20, 2013
E.W. Jackson
RICHMOND, Va. -- Delegates at Virginia's GOP Convention on Saturday nominated a trio of candidates with a long history of marginalizing and demonizing LGBT people in hopes they will become their state's next leaders.

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Governor pressures Ill. House to act on marriage bill before session ends

| Monday, May 20, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois has a chance to make history before the end of the legislative session, and is pressuring House lawmakers to act on the issue of marriage equality.

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Details emerge in case against teen accused of lewd behavior with girlfriend

| Monday, May 20, 2013
Kaitlyn HuntFamily photo, provided
SEBASTIAN, Fla. — New details emerged Monday in the arrest of an 18-year-old Florida high school senior accused of "lewd and lascivious behavior" with her 14-year-old girlfriend, after the Indian River County Sheriff’s Department released a copy of the arrest affidavit.

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GLAAD president Herndon Graddick resigns just 1 year after taking office

| Friday, May 17, 2013
Herndon Graddick
NEW YORK – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, on Friday announced the resignation of President Herndon Graddick.

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Texas judge enforces ‘morality clause’ to split up lesbian couple

| Friday, May 17, 2013
Judge John Roach Jr.
McKINNEY, Texas -- A Texas judge has invoked a "morality clause" in a lesbian mother's divorce from her husband, requiring that the woman's current partner of three years vacate their home "in the interest and welfare" of the divorced couple's children.

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