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Ohio State NCAA wrestling champion Mike Pucillo comes out as gay

Friday, March 27, 2015
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For months, the NCAA wrestling champion from Ohio State had tried time and again to share his biggest secret, but he couldn’t bring himself to verbalize two words. [...]

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‘I am no longer Mia. I never really was’ – A trans teen’s powerful moment of truth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Moved by the recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik of Fresno, Calif., stood before his classmates earlier this month to announce that he is transgender. [...]

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Equality House celebrates anniversary with kiss outside Westboro church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dozens celebrate the second anniversary of Equality House in Topeka, Kan., with a kiss outside the Westboro Baptist Church.
Equality House, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, home to anti-gay extremists famous for their “Gods Hate Fags” protests, celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend with one big smooch. [...]

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The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Nikolai Baev, an LGBT activist, in Moscow a few days after he was detained by police.
Moscow’s first gay pride parade was held in May 2006, thirteen years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, the beginning of a new era of openness for the LGBT community.
(POLITICO) [...]

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Why pronouns matter for trans people

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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(VIDEO) A person’s gender is always valid. Even if you don’t understand. [...]

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My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008.
In their first week in the flat, the two men stood on the balcony as London glittered in front of them. Matthew looked at Nazim and said, “Darling, I think we’ve finally made it.”
(The Guardian) [...]

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Delaware Presbyterian church to ordain married, same-sex couple

Saturday, March 21, 2015
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Less than a week after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved allowing same-sex marriages in its constitution, a Delaware congregation with ordain as ministers a married, same-sex couple. [...]

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I told my boyfriend I love him. His response was…

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Michael Coulter
When Michael Coulter left Flint, Mich., and went to college, he "met more gay people in one hour" than he had in his entire life. But there was one who caught his eye, and that boy would become his first love. [...]

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The improbable, 200-year-old story of one of America’s first same-sex ‘marriages’

Saturday, March 21, 2015
The shared tombstone of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, a 19th-century lesbian couple.
Charity Bryant only intended to stay a few days in Weybridge, Vt., a tiny rural town with little to hold her attention. But then she met Sylvia Drake. [...]

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Bearded Austrian diva Conchita Wurst is living her dream

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Conchita Wurst, Austrian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, at an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria.
She rubs shoulders with fashion icons Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karl-Lagerfeld and plays sold-out gigs across Europe. Her appearances on Austrian radio talk shows attract callers from as far away as California. [...]

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