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The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

VIA: Vocativ.com | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Which U.S. city is most friendly toward LGBT residents? Which big cities don't even make the list? What's the gayest city in "red state" America? Which metro area has the highest percentage of out politicians? Where do same-sex Craigslist hookups happen most frequently?

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Tacoma sixth grader: ‘I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three’

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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TACOMA, Wash. -- A sixth grade student from Tacoma is featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine, and he's sharing with the world a secret that he kept from even the closest of classmates. "I am transgender, I've thought that since I was three," says 11-year-old Mac Davis, in a new profile by KOMO-TV.

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U.S. military Color Guard leads off pride parade in nation’s capital

| Monday, June 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Thousands turned out for Capital Pride over the weekend, marked by the annual pride parade through the streets of the nation's capital on Saturday, and a street fair and festival on Sunday. And for the first time ever, a U.S. military color guard marched alongside rainbow flags in the parade.

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Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

| Monday, June 9, 2014
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Thousands of participants, spectators and marchers gathered along the famed Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood on Sunday for the annual LA Pride parade. Organizers said prior to the event they expected more than 400,000 participants, making it the largest ever gathering of LGBT people and their allies in Southern California.

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Brian and Toby: A same-sex couple’s wedding story

| Sunday, June 8, 2014
In this Jan. 1, 2013 photo, Toby Sowers, right, hugs Brian Rubin as they pose for a photo during a New Year's party in New York. In the late 1990s, Brian said his father was dismayed to learn that his son was gay. Now, he enthusiastically hosted a dinner for members of the wedding's inner circle.
From their first date, it took Brian Rubin and Toby Sowers only days to fall in love and barely seven months to get engaged. Then the pace of their love story slowed. They spent 20 more months planning their wedding, a three-day flurry of celebrations and ceremonies in New York City.

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D.C. high school principal comes out during school’s Pride Day assembly

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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A D.C. high school principal came out as gay on Wednesday, breaking 50 years of silence in an emotional address to the student body at a Pride Day assembly. Stand next to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and openly gay council member David A. Catania, Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall said he has been inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.

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Calif. couple shares story of 5-year-old’s transition: ‘Our amazing son’

| Sunday, June 1, 2014
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A couple in San Diego, Calif., is sharing the story of their transgender child who became a boy at just five years old. Jeff and Hillary Whittington were honored at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast last week and they shared a video of Ryland's female-to-male transition.

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge gets married

| Sunday, June 1, 2014
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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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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
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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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