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AIDS — the modern day pandemic — turns 32

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
On this day, June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as "homosexuals" -- two had died.

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Del. AG Beau Biden advocates for trangender rights legislation

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
DOVER, Del. -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish legal protections based on gender identity.

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La. lawmakers approve bill that would prohibit surrogacy for same-sex couples

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana state House on Sunday approved a bill that would prohibit unmarried and same-sex couples from becoming parents through use of a surrogate.

Savage talks marriage, Supreme Court decisons, Santorum in 2016

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dan Savage, author of the new book, “American Savage: Insights, Slights and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics,” speaks about his new book, as well as the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approve ban on same-sex marriage.

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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
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
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
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
Charice Pempengco
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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