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Coming out as an undocumented immigrant, and as a queer man

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
| Sunday, March 23, 2014
Carlos-Padilla
Carlos was brought to the United States by his family when he was 2 years old. After excelling in school, he had to explain to a teacher that he couldn't apply for a college scholarship because he is an undocumented immigrant, all while preparing to tell his mom that he's gay.

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High school science teacher changing gender to ‘authentic self’

READ IT AT: The Fresno Bee → | Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Fresno BeeKaren Adell Scot
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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Rosa’s journey from ‘all gays should go to hell’ to loving her lesbian daughter

| Sunday, March 16, 2014
Rosa-Manriquez
Imagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez. "I really hated him. And it followed that I hated anyone who was gay."

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kristian Nairn comes out as gay

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Kristian Nairn, the Irish actor best known for his portrayal of “Hodor” on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” said Tuesday that he is gay, telling an interviewer for WinterIsComing.net that he’s been waiting for someone to ask the question, because “it’s not something you just blurt out.”

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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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After struggling with homelessness, Angela makes a better life for herself

| Sunday, March 9, 2014
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After being kicked out of her home at 17, Angela Louis struggled with homelessness, abusive relationships, sex work, and depression, all while transitioning, but nothing could stop her from finding her own path and earning her diploma.

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Scientists: Gene therapy may one day help control HIV without use of drugs

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of HIV patients to help them resist the AIDS virus, and say the treatment seems safe and promising. The results give hope that this approach might one day free at least some people from needing medicines to keep HIV under control, a form of cure.

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Studies show big promise for HIV prevention injections

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.

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For those no longer loyal to Scouts, Trail Life offers a ‘no gays’ alternative

| Saturday, March 1, 2014
LM Otero, AP(From left) Erick Izquierdo, Josiah Spear, 12, and Cole McSorley, 12, look at a Trail Life handbook during a gathering of members in North Richland Hills, Texas. Trail Life USA says it has established units in more than 40 states, mostly from Boy Scouts and parents who feel the century-old organization has lost its way.
Chatting in the living room one night, Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the Boy Scouts of America and his mission to become an Eagle Scout, or he could join Trail Life USA — the new Christian-based alternative that excludes openly gay boys.

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Illinois’ same-sex couples look forward to pride month, celebrating their big day

| Saturday, February 22, 2014
Colin Murphy for LGBTQ NationMetro East Pride festival in Belleville, Ill., in June 2012.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- While same-sex couples began marrying in Chicago and Illinois' Cook County as a result of a court ruling on Friday, more than a dozen gay and lesbian couples downstate are preparing to celebrate their big day at the 7th annual Metro East PrideFest in Belleville, Ill., on June 21, 2014.

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