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EEOC ruling a key victory in battle over anti-transgender discrimination

| Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Mia Macy
WASHINGTON -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a transgender federal employee who claimed she had been verbally and physically harassed at her job with a federal contractor and had been denied a position at a laboratory of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in California.

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‘A perfect day’ – Terminally ill patient marries partner on airport tarmac

| Sunday, July 14, 2013
From left, Jim Obergefell, Paulette Roberts and John Arthur
John Arthur is bedridden with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), a progressive neurological disease that robs patients of their ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. On June 26, as he watched news that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages, John knew what would be that one "perfect day" before he took his last breath.

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LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college

| Saturday, July 13, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. -- Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith. Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out...

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Children of gay parents speak out in support of LGBT families (Video)

| Saturday, July 13, 2013
In a new video from the Family Equality Council's "Outspoken Generation," young people from around the country who were raised by LGBT parents share their experiences of growing up in happy, healthy families.

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Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
NEW YORK – LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

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The Gay Men Project: Capturing glimpses into ordinary, extraordinary lives

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Aunsha and Michael, New York City
The Gay Men Project is an online undertaking by photographer Kevin Truong to capture self-identified gay men in their environment to give viewers a sense of who they are and the life they lead. Subtle and unshowy, the photographs provide glimpses into gay men’s ordinary and extraordinary lives.

Miss S.C. pageant gets its first openly gay contestant

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
Jeffrey Collins, APAnalouisa Valencia holds up her official picture for the Miss South Carolina pageant before she teaches a gymnastics class in Spartanburg, S.C.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Analouisa Valencia isn't the typical pageant contestant in a lot of ways. Her family doesn't have a lot of money, she is biracial and bilingual and, in what may be a first for the Miss South Carolina and its parent Miss America pageants, she is openly gay.

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A financial checklist for married, same-sex couples

| Thursday, July 4, 2013
NEW YORK -- After celebrating the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay marriage last week, it's time for same-sex married couples to sit down and go over their finances.

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Famed Fire Island gay resort community gains historic recognition

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Seth Wenig, APIn this June 23, 2013 photo, an American flag and a LGBT Rainbow flag are displayed on the ferry dock in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y., where a gay community in has been thriving for at least two decades before the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
CHERRY GROVE, N.Y. -- Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove.

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Two stem cell patients stop HIV drugs, show no detectable sign of virus

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Lai Seng Sin, APTimothy Henrich of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston speaks at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said Wednesday.

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