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Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Brody Levesqua, LGBTQ NationPeter LaBarbera (at podium); holding sign at right is Patrick Mangan.
WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month.

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Survey: Greater acceptance of homosexuality in more secular, affluent countries

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Homosexuality is broadly accepted in North America, the European Union and much of Latin America, but widely rejected in predominantly Muslim nations and Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and Russia, according to a survey of 39 countries released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

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Hacker who turned Manning in takes witness stand

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
William Hennessy, APIn this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning watches at left as his defense attorney, David Coombs speaks in front of military judge Army Col. Denise Lind on the opening day of his trial.
FORT MEADE, Md. -- A one-time computer hacker who told authorities Pfc. Bradley Manning was giving information to WikiLeaks testified Tuesday the soldier never said he wanted to help the enemy during their online chats.

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‘Cutest couple’ at New York high school is two boys

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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CARMEL, N.Y. — The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it - but not because they're both boys.

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15 Ill. lawmakers who backed marriage bill apologize to gay marriage advocates

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Backers of a measure that would've legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois have written a letter to advocates saying it's not the time for them "to splinter."

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Filipino singer, actress Charice Pempengco announces she is lesbian

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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Filipino singer and actress Charice Pempengco, who Oprah Winfrey once described as “the most talented girl in the world," has announced that she is lesbian.

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Beating victim’s family members say attack was a hate crime

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — A 22-year-old transgender, gay man suffered fractured ribs, a shattered cheekbone, and a broken jaw in an attack on Thursday night police are investigating as a hate crime, reported KCBS-TV.

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Rogers talks coming out, returning to soccer as first openly gay player

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers, the sport's first openly gay athlete, spoke with the "CBS This Morning" on Monday about returning to soccer after his retirement, and coming out to the public.

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Boy Scouts join Mormon allies at Utah Pride, defy policy by marching in uniform

| Monday, June 3, 2013
Rick Bowmer, APMembers of the Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Kenji Mikesell, second from right, is an 18-year-old Eagle Scout still active in his troop that is sponsored by the Mormon church.
SALT LAKE CITY -- For a second straight year, a large group of Mormons took part Sunday in the Utah Pride Parade in a show of support for the gay community.

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Longtime LGBT advocate, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

| Monday, June 3, 2013
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U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday morning at age 89. The Democratic senator from New Jersey was the oldest member of the Senate and the last World War II veteran serving there.

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