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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Lily Tomlin marries partner of 42 years on New Year’s Eve

Monday, January 6, 2014
Actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin married writer Jane Wagner, her partner of 42 years, on News Years Eve, reports Liz Smith. [ Read more → ]
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Don Lemon on why it’s still important for famous people to publicly come out

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CNN's Don Lemon ended the "OutFront" broadcast on Monday night by commenting about Robin Roberts' coming out, and why it's important for other famous people to publicly come out as well. [ Read more → ]
Robin Roberts (left) and Michelle Obama.

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

Monday, December 30, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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.”

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

Monday, December 30, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

Sunday, December 29, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Jim Mone, AP (File)The 1993 Houston Oilers team contained two gay members, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Houston Oilers had two gay players in 1993, teammates didn’t care

Friday, December 27, 2013
HOUSTON — Long before the question of whether the NFL is ready for a gay player, at least two key members of the tumultuous 1993 Houston Oilers team were gay, former teammates have told the Houston Chronicle. [ Read more → ]
Invision/APDot-Marie Jones (right) and Bridgett Casteen at the
2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2013.

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- "Glee" star Dot-Marie Jones married her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen on Saturday, reports People magazine. [ Read more → ]
Brian Boitano

Olympic figure skating champ Brian Boitano says he’s gay

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out on Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow. [ Read more → ]
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This holiday season, share your gay gifts with the world

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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 I had my own secrets to keep about who I was, creating a wall between me and them. In those pre-internet days, I would scour every book and newspaper in hopes of finding the slightest reference that someone else might be gay like me... [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Saturday, December 14, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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India ruling brings to 77 the number of countries where it’s illegal to be gay

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A ruling Wednesday by India's Supreme Court to re-criminalize homosexuality brings to 77 the total number of countries where homosexuality is illegal. [ Read more → ]
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‘It Gets Better’ sends messages from around the world to Russian LGBT youth

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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War Stories: Booed gay soldier chronicles life in the closet to gay rights activist

Friday, December 6, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
APSam Champion

Sam Champion leaving ABC News for The Weather Channel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK — "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel. [ Read more → ]
APTom Daly

British Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out as bisexual

Monday, December 2, 2013
Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual, revealing that he is in a relationship with another man. [ Read more → ]
Mathew Sumner, APJoss Ferguson, left, discusses preferred gender pronouns with other members of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

‘Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at U.S. colleges

Saturday, November 30, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them - she, he or something else. [ Read more → ]
Bob Harper

‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper comes out as gay publicly for the first time

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Personal trainer Bob Harper of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" opened up about his personal life and came out as gay publicly for the first time on Tuesday night’s episode of the weight loss reality show. [ Read more → ]
Sarah Kate Ellis

GLAAD announces selection of new President and CEO

Monday, November 25, 2013
NEW YORK -- The National Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation's LGBT media advocacy organization, on Monday announced the selection of Sarah Kate Ellis as the organization's new CEO and president following a nationwide search. [ Read more → ]
Michelangelo Signorile

Gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile working on new book

Friday, November 22, 2013
NEW YORK -- Michelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights. [ Read more → ]
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Equality House honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the advocacy group Planting Peace has painted its Topeka, Kan., Equality House the colors of the transgender flag. [ Read more → ]
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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today is the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community. [ Read more → ]
Orlando Cruz (second from left) and Jose Manuel (center).

Orlando Cruz, first openly gay professional boxer, marries partner

Monday, November 18, 2013
NEW YORK — Openly gay professional boxer Orlando Cruz married his partner, José Manuel Colón, in a ceremony in New York's Central Park on Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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A decade after Mass. landmark ruling, marriage equality makes gains

Sunday, November 17, 2013
BOSTON -- In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days. [ Read more → ]
Jack, speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference earlier this year.

Openly gay teen scientist honored by Vatican as positive role model

Sunday, November 17, 2013
CROWNSVILLE, Md. — An openly gay teen scientist has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer. [ Read more → ]
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