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BREAKING: Plaintiffs in Calif. marriage case marry in San Francisco, L.A.

Friday, June 28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The lead plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, about an hour after a federal appeals court freed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses for the first time in 4 1/2 years. [ Read more → ]
Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami have their marriage license and are headed to San Francisco City Hall.

BREAKING: Prop 8 plaintiffs prepare to marry moments after ban is lifted

Friday, June 28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze. [ Read more → ]
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State by state report: Marriage equality today, and future battlegrounds

Friday, June 28, 2013
In light of this week's Supreme Court rulings, following is a summary of the laws on same-sex marriage in all 50 states, and a look at how the Supreme Court action might affect them. [ Read more → ]
Courtesy: Catriona Dowling, via APFrom left: Mardoche, Cathy Davis, Cian, Angelina, and Catriona Dowling in Boulder, Colo. After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Dowling was told her Irish spouse Cathy Davis would have been given a green card if she were a man.

Supreme Court ruling a boon for gay couples with foreign spouse

Friday, June 28, 2013
After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been given a green card — if she were a man. [ Read more → ]
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Supreme Court gay marriage ruling will benefit many veterans’ spouses

Friday, June 28, 2013
Just two years ago, gays and lesbians were prevented from serving openly in the military. Now, with the Supreme Court ruling this week, same-sex spouses of gay veterans and service members will be able to share in their benefits. [ Read more → ]
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Utah state senator proposes to longtime partner at marriage ruling celebration

Thursday, June 27, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — An openly gay Utah state senator didn't just give a speech at a party celebrating two Supreme Court victories for gay rights — he took to the stage to propose to his longtime partner. [ Read more → ]
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The symbol of LGBT pride turns 35

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The rainbow flag, more commonly known as the LGBT pride flag or gay pride flag, turns 35 today. [ Read more → ]
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A new twist on an old campaign: Grey Poupon gives a nod to LGBT pride

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In a nod to LGBT pride, Grey Poupon has released a photo of two men in side-by-side cars holding hands through the window. [ Read more → ]
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Deadly arson in New Orleans gay bar remembered 40 years later

Monday, June 24, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- Forty years ago, on June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the UpStairs Lounge, a popular gay bar on the corner of Iberville and Chartres Streets in New Orleans. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Hill, APGay teens attend a breaking the silence gathering at True Colors in Hartford, Conn., on Friday, April 19, 2013. True Colors, a non-profit organization working to help the needs of sexual and gender minority youth, has a mentoring program for more than 75 gay foster youth.

States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs. While he was still a teenager, he says, they kicked him out of their Connecticut home after he had lived there for nearly a decade... [ Read more → ]
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Mormon parents who supported Prop 8, now fight on behalf of their gay son

Friday, June 21, 2013
A Mormon's family's struggle to reconcile its faith with full acceptance of their son's sexual identity is at the heart of the video "Families Are Forever," which premieres at Frameline 37: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival this weekend. [ Read more → ]
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Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis announces engagement

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis announced he plans to marry this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot. [ Read more → ]
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Transgender city council candidate could become a first in NYC

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NEW YORK -- If Mel Wymore wins a New York City council seat in the upcoming election, he would be the first openly transgender person elected to public office in America's biggest city and one of only a handful ever in the U.S. [ Read more → ]
Family photoMichigan gay parents Kent (left) and Diego Love-Ramirez with son Lucas, 2, attended the White House Father's Day celebration on Friday.

About 23 percent of LGBT men getting Father’s Day greetings today

Sunday, June 16, 2013
About a quarter of LGBT men may be getting Happy Fathers’ Day wishes today. [ Read more → ]
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My first day as a dad

Sunday, June 16, 2013
The nurse brought my new son over in a blanket and I held him softly on my chest. I look into his eyes and we connected. He was home, I was home. This was right. Deep in my heart, I knew this child was, and would be, my son forever. He would be named Jason. Loving, protecting, and defending him would be my life’s calling. [ Read more → ]
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‘M’ or ‘F’? Outdated IDs worry transgender people

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Most U.S. residents don't think twice about the gender printed on their government-issued documents. But those "M'' or "F'' markers — and the legal and administrative prerequisites for switching them on passports, birth certificates and other forms of identification — are a source of anxiety and, even, discrimination for transgender individuals. [ Read more → ]
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‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant disowned by family because he is gay

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Jonathan Allen, a 20-year-old aspiring singer from Lawrenceburg, Tenn., appearing Tuesday night on NBC's "America's Got Talent," captured the hearts of judges and viewers after learning that, at age 18, he was disowned by his family because he is gay. [ Read more → ]
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‘The Out List’ – LGBT Americans share their personal, professional stories

Monday, June 10, 2013
A diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant, of the LGBTQ experience in the upcoming HBO documentary, "The Out List." [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian earns Major General rank, becomes highest ranking out officer

Monday, June 10, 2013
U.S. Air Force Reserve Major General Patricia “Trish” Rose has became the U.S. military’s highest ranking openly gay officer. [ Read more → ]
APIn this July 4, 1967 file photo Kay Tobin Lahusen, right, and other demonstrators carry signs calling for protection of homosexuals from discrimination as they march in a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Looking back 50 years: Huge strides for the gay rights movement

Sunday, June 9, 2013
There was a time when homosexuality was deemed a mental disorder by the nation's psychiatric authorities, and gay sex was a crime in every state but Illinois. Federal workers could be fired for the mere fact of being gay. That time wasn't long ago — just 50 years... [ Read more → ]
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Jason Collins joins U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Boston gay pride parade

Saturday, June 8, 2013
BOSTON — NBA veteran Jason Collins marched in Boston's gay pride parade on Saturday with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University. [ Read more → ]
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AIDS at 32: For whom the bell tolls – 32 notables share their stories

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Having lost friends, co-workers, and a lover, Shane Sawick, to AIDS, I am all too acutely aware of the personal impact the disease has had on my life.  Coming of age during the height of the epidemic, my experiences in HIV education and activism fundamentally... [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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