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More than 100,000 party in Israel at largest LGBT pride in the Middle East

Friday, June 13, 2014
Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 13, 2014.
JERUSALEM -- Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city's annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

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The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Which U.S. city is most friendly toward LGBT residents? Which big cities don't even make the list? What's the gayest city in "red state" America? Which metro area has the highest percentage of out politicians? Where do same-sex Craigslist hookups happen most frequently?

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Tacoma sixth grader: ‘I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three’

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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TACOMA, Wash. -- A sixth grade student from Tacoma is featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine, and he's sharing with the world a secret that he kept from even the closest of classmates. "I am transgender, I've thought that since I was three," says 11-year-old Mac Davis, in a new profile by KOMO-TV.

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Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

Monday, June 9, 2014
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Thousands of participants, spectators and marchers gathered along the famed Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood on Sunday for the annual LA Pride parade. Organizers said prior to the event they expected more than 400,000 participants, making it the largest ever gathering of LGBT people and their allies in Southern California.

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Brian and Toby: A same-sex couple’s wedding story

Sunday, June 8, 2014
In this Jan. 1, 2013 photo, Toby Sowers, right, hugs Brian Rubin as they pose for a photo during a New Year's party in New York. In the late 1990s, Brian said his father was dismayed to learn that his son was gay. Now, he enthusiastically hosted a dinner for members of the wedding's inner circle.
From their first date, it took Brian Rubin and Toby Sowers only days to fall in love and barely seven months to get engaged. Then the pace of their love story slowed. They spent 20 more months planning their wedding, a three-day flurry of celebrations and ceremonies in New York City.

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Jason Collins reflects on growing up gay, and how ‘it got better’

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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From the producers of "Web Therapy" and the "It Gets Better" project, comes a new series sharing LGBT celebrities' personal stories of struggle and success. In this video, Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, recalls that it was around age 16 that he realized he was "different."

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Calif. couple shares story of 5-year-old’s transition: ‘Our amazing son’

Sunday, June 1, 2014
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A couple in San Diego, Calif., is sharing the story of their transgender child who became a boy at just five years old. Jeff and Hillary Whittington were honored at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast last week and they shared a video of Ryland's female-to-male transition.

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge gets married

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Melissa Etheridge, left, and Linda Wallem.
NEW YORK — Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday.

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Thousands celebrate at Cyprus’ first ever LGBT pride parade

Saturday, May 31, 2014
[cap]A participant dances as other people smile while taking part in the first gay pride parade in downtown Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Petros Karadjias,  AP)
NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Several thousand people have turned out for Cyprus' first gay pride parade, an event which organizers say show that Cypriots are shedding their conservative views.

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TIME examines transgender rights as ‘America’s next civil rights frontier’

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Transgender activist and "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox graces the cover of TIME this week as the magazine examines "the radical rise in awareness of transgender Americans and how this movement is reshaping our definitions of gender."

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