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Michelle Obama, celebrities add to support for GMA’s Robin Roberts

Monday, December 30, 2013
Robin Roberts (left) and Michelle Obama.
LOS ANGELES — Michelle Obama is leading an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts after the “Good Morning America” news anchor’s first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign. [...]

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Gay in Utah: Hostility and acceptance are both a part of life

Monday, December 30, 2013
Jon Jensen, left, and husband, Jared Reesor said they talked about going elsewhere for their nuptials, maybe Hawaii, but they wanted to be married in their home state of Utah. "We just never expected it to happen so soon.”
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It's the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage. [...]

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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Robin Roberts, the popular host of "Good Morning America" who for years has struggled with breast cancer and bone marrow disease, revealed Sunday that she is in a long term relationship with another woman. [...]

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‘Glee’ star Dot-Marie Jones marries longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Invision/APDot-Marie Jones (right) and Bridgett Casteen at the
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LOS ANGELES -- "Glee" star Dot-Marie Jones married her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen on Saturday, reports People magazine. [...]

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This holiday season, share your gay gifts with the world

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Like many other LGBT people, I grew up thinking that I was all alone in the world. I knew of no other gay folks, either out or closeted, and the absence of role models likely contributed to my sense of solitude. It didn’t help that within my own dysfunctional family [...]

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As gay rights progress, many hurdles ahead for transgender rights movement

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.
NEW YORK — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path — hopefully, but less smoothly. [...]

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India ruling brings to 77 the number of countries where it’s illegal to be gay

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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A ruling Wednesday by India's Supreme Court to re-criminalize homosexuality brings to 77 the total number of countries where homosexuality is illegal. [...]

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‘It Gets Better’ sends messages from around the world to Russian LGBT youth

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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The It Gets Better Project International has released a new video in support Russian LGBT youth, launching a campaign with a video compilation featuring the foundation's international partners expressing their support. [...]

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War Stories: Booed gay soldier chronicles life in the closet to gay rights activist

Friday, December 6, 2013
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When Stephen Snyder-Hill and his U.S. Army unit were taking fire during the 1991 war in Iraq, the then-18-year-old private glanced down at a picture he carried of his brother with a girlfriend. “I decided if I died that day, I would never have loved somebody,” he said. [...]

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Olympian Tom Daley’s mystery man: Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley
LONDON — British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who revealed publicly for the first time on Monday that he is in a relationship with another man, is dating LGBT activist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, according to E! News, and confirmed by sources to LGBTQ Nation. [...]

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