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Gay teacher’s honesty inspires student to come out

Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.
The student wrote an extremely moving coming out letter, which you can read here. ...

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Boy Scouts expected to lift its ban on gay leaders today

The Boy Scouts' membership policy has been increasingly scrutinized in recent years, with prosecutors in New York and Colorado actively investigating the organization's hiring practices.
However, even under this new policy, church-led scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals. ...

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Graydon Carter remembers legendary writer/editor Ingrid Sischy

As editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, Sischy gained her reputation as as an astute taste-maker and cultural commentator.
The "empress" of fashion and art -- who was Interview's editor-in-chief for 18 years –– passed away Friday at the age of 63. ...

Is the WWE ready for a gay wrestling character?

WWE wrestler Darren Young
Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon hints that Darren Young's character may come out. ...

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Eminem’s freestyle rap about Caitlyn Jenner is predictably offensive

As was his halfhearted apology: "No pun intended -- that took a lot of balls." ...

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Free Pride Glasgow lifts their ban on drag performers

Strike that: Drag performers can, in fact, participate in Free Pride Glasgow's festivities.
Earlier this week, organizers of Glasgow's Free Pride decided to ban drag performers from the festivities. Well, they've changed their minds again. ...

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Jake Gyllenhaal on marriage equality: “It is so beautiful”

A beefed-up Jake Gyllenhaal in his new film, Southpaw.
On the 10th Anniversary of Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhall candidly reveals his views on marriage equality. ...

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Kenya’s anti-gay protest featuring 5,000 nude volunteers is cancelled

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto condemns Obama’s “aggressive support” for gay rights.
Republican Liberty Party leader Vincent Kidala says he “was forced to cancel it in a 2 a.m. phone call.” ...

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Black trans woman arrested and held in isolation is now free

"I want to let people know that I'm going to seek justice," Taylor said.
Meagan Taylor was arrested after checking into an Iowa hotel, and then held in isolation at the Polk County Jail. ...

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HIV-positive St. Louis County man accused of deliberately exposing people (UPDATED)

Robert Smith apparently met with an undercover detective and sought to have sex, denying that he was HIV-positive.
Police claim Robert Smith used Craigslist and other social media to contact "potential victims." ...

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