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Read These Lips

VIA: The New York Times | Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.
A KISS is nothing. On the sidewalks, in the park, I see one every few minutes, a real kiss, lip to lip. It barely registers. It’s as unremarkable as a car horn in traffic, as an umbrella in rain...

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High school science teacher changing gender to ‘authentic self’

READ IT AT: The Fresno Bee → | Thursday, March 20, 2014
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After spring break, 24-year Yosemite, Calif. high school science and multimedia teacher Gary Sconce will return to teach as her true self. "It's like getting out of dark solitary confinement in prison where you never saw the light."

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‘New York Times’ illustrated op-ed says Barilla ‘boycott has ended’

| Monday, March 17, 2014
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An illustrated tribute of sorts to Barilla pasta appears in the online "Opinion" section of The New York Times, and asserts that a boycott by the gay community has ended because Chairman Guido Barilla's apologized for saying that "gays can go eat another brand" of pasta.

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Evangelist Franklin Graham: Putin is better on gay issues than Obama

VIA: The Washington Post | Saturday, March 15, 2014
Evangelists Billy (left) and Franklin Graham
Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Obama’s “shameful” embrace of gay rights.

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Report: Schools are failing LGBT youth and funneling them into prison

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS → | Monday, March 10, 2014
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Hostile school climates pave the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth to spend less time in school and more time on the streets, thus increasing the likelihood of entering into the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Marriage equality sweeps the nation

MOTHER JONES → | Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Almost 10 years after Massachusetts became the first state to recognize same-sex marriages, the most striking feature of the campaign for marriage equality is the speed at which it’s succeeding.

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