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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
A participant dances as other people smile while taking part in the first gay pride parade in downtown Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
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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Storme DeLarverie, lesbian activist who took part in Stonewall riots, dies at 93

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Storme DeLarverie
NEW YORK -- Storme DeLarverie, a lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969 that si widely credited as the start of the gay rights movement in the United States, has died. She was 93. ...

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For a lost soldier…

Monday, May 26, 2014
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Every year that I have lived and worked in this city I have always gone to Arlington National Cemetery to observe the Memorial Day ceremonies. Afterwards, I wander down through the grounds, just to watch, maybe to listen, but mostly ...

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Pride around the world: Scenes from the International Carnaval of Maspalomas

Sunday, May 25, 2014
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Scenes from LGBT Pride at the International Carnaval of Maspalomas on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria on Saturday, May 24, 2014. ...

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‘My religious identity is as important to me as my sexual identity’

Sunday, May 25, 2014
John Russell Stanger
John Russell Stanger is the first openly gay Presbyterian minister ordained in Texas. And his path toward being ordained began very, well, gay... ...

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‘I want people to know that there’s not one type of love…’

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Tyunique Nelson
Kids these days... Tyunique Nelson was struggling with parts of her life. Through her struggles she found some peace with Alex, a new person she met at school. ...

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Belgium’s ‘Belgian Pride’ event attracts over 100,000 participants

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Members of Belgium's LGBT community and allies gathered in front of the "Bourse" square in central Brussels on Saturday for the 19th annual "Belgian Pride" event. This year's event attracted more than 100,000 participants and spectators, 20,000 ...

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More schools working to help transgender students feel acceptance

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take prom photos in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about their transgender status in their schools and say friends, teachers and administrators have been much more supportive than they expected.
Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who ...

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