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Leahy files amendment to immigration bill to extend rights to binational, gay couples

| Tuesday, June 11, 2013
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday filed an amendment to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would extend immigration benefits to foreign-born, gay partners of American citizens.

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Why I Believe in Pride

| Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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This month is all about Pride: being proud of who you are, and unafraid to stand up for what you believe in. As a gay, undocumented immigrant, that has not always been easy for me. From a young age, my parents taught me that there was one aspect of our lives we weren’t supposed to discuss: our immigration status. I came to the United States from Mexico when I was three months old. This is the only home I know...

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‘The Out List’ – LGBT Americans share their personal, professional stories

| Monday, June 10, 2013
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A diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant, of the LGBTQ experience in the upcoming HBO documentary, "The Out List."

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Obama names openly gay State Dept. official to ambassador post

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Daniel Baer
President Barack Obama on Monday named Daniel Baer -- a former Georgetown professor and current Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor -- to be ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), based in Vienna.

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Lesbian earns Major General rank, becomes highest ranking out officer

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Maj. Gen. Patricia Rose
U.S. Air Force Reserve Major General Patricia “Trish” Rose has became the U.S. military’s highest ranking openly gay officer.

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Gay man claims he was attacked, called gay slurs by homophobic NYPD cops

| Monday, June 10, 2013
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A gay man claims he was accused of public urination, called anti-gay slurs, violently attacked, and thrown against a squad car by a New York City police officer in an incident last week outside a Brooklyn precinct that was captured on video by the victim's roommates.

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Poll finds 58 percent of Calif. voters now support legalizing same-sex marriage

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Marriage advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court
LOS ANGELES -- While the U.S. Supreme Court prepares its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll finds that a majority of California voters now support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

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French Prime Minister orders extreme-right group dissolved after student’s murder

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Clement Meric
PARIS -- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday directed Interior Minister Manuel Valls to take immediate steps to dissolve the extreme right group known as Revolutionary Nationalist Youth, believed to have neo-nazi ties.

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‘The Fosters’ brings TV a rare depiction of lesbian couple as heads of household

| Monday, June 10, 2013
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"The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a household.

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Masked man disrupts French Open to protest legalization of same-sex marriage

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
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PARIS -- Protesters, upset by recent legislation in France allowing for same-sex marriages, disrupted the French Open tennis final on Sunday between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

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