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LGBT History Month profile: Cuban author, poet Reinaldo Arenas

Equality Forum | Friday, October 4, 2013
Reinaldo Arenas
Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban poet, novelist and essayist whose work focused on political and social injustices. He was born into poverty in the Cuban countryside. He wrote his first poems by carving words into tree trunks.

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LGBT History Month profile: Transgender hero Gwen Araujo

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 3, 2013
Gwen Araujo
Gwen Araujo was a transgender teen who was the victim of a brutal murder. Her attack brought national attention to the issue of violence against transgender people.

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LGBT History Month profile: Playwright Edward Albee

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Edward Albee
Edward Albee is a celebrated playwright who won three Pulitzer Prizes and three Tony Awards. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” his first Broadway play, helped establish Albee as one of America’s greatest playwrights.

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LGBT History Month profile: South African activist Zackie Achmat

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Zackie Achmat is a South African activist whose work has focused on people living with HIV/AIDS, the gay community and combating apartheid. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a recipient of the Desmond Tutu Leadership Award and the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.

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Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson, an openly gay up-and-coming film director, admits that growing up as the youngest child in a family of five — in a “very loving but eccentric Christian household” — in the town alongside the North Carolina-Virginia border, left him with a sense of urgency to make his mark on the world.

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Report: LGBT seniors suffer health disparities, economic insecurities

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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LGBT seniors suffer health disparities and economic insecurities that are compounded over the course of a lifetime with devastating effects, according to a new report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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‘Invisible majority’ celebrates bisexual pride day worldwide

| Monday, September 23, 2013
Bisexual Pride
Bisexual members of the LGBT community on Monday are celebrating the 15th Annual International Celebrate Bisexuality Day -- also referred to as "Bi Pride Day" or "Bi Visibility Day" -- to encourage bisexuals and their allies to be visible and proud of their bi identity.

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Catholics cheer Pope Francis’ remarks on gays, abortion

| Monday, September 23, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Catholics attending Sunday services around the globe said they were heartened by Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules" on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives.

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LGBT immigrants could face a hard road applying for marriage visas

SETH FREED WESSLER | ColorLines | Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Shortly after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred gay couples from the federal benefits attached to marriage, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made clear that her immigration agents would start accepting marriage-based visa applications from same-sex couples.

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Gay Christian preaches acceptance among conservative churches

| Friday, September 20, 2013
Matthew Vines
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A Kansas man whose online lecture about the Bible and same-sex relationships gained considerable attention has gathered about 50 Christians from around the country to delve into his belief that the Scriptures do not condemn homosexuality as a sexual orientation.

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