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Original ‘X-Men’ character Iceman outed as gay

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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He's been part of a wildly popular superhero team since its very beginning. But there's something we never knew about Bobby Drake, aka Iceman of the X-Men... Bobby is gay. [...]

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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ – Watershed story is revised, updated

Monday, March 16, 2015
Author Leslea Newman, of Holyoke, Mass., displays a copy of her book "Heather Has Two Mommies." Newman, who wrote the original version of "Heather Has Two Mommies," 25 years ago, about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies, has updated the book with fresh illustrations from a new artist..
The playful picture book was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting, has been revised and updated with fresh illustrations from a new artist. [...]

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Award-winning author David Pratt on love, family, and ‘Looking After Joey’

Sunday, February 15, 2015
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David Pratt, Lambda Award-winning novelist for “Bob the Book,” is back with a funny and touching new novel, “Looking After Joey." In it, Calvin, a single accountant, must look after Joey, a porn character who unexpectedly steps through the TV into Calvin's life — and can’t go back. [...]

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Wisconsin school will not ban children’s book about girl with two moms

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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The book, "Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story," tells the story of a little girl who learns how to be nice to her cat with the help of her two mothers. [...]

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Annie Proulx: ‘I wish I’d never written’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Monday, December 29, 2014
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Proulx says that ever since her 1997 short story was adapted into a film, too many people misunderstand its message. [...]

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Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller returning in new series in 2015

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Dan Parent, creator of Archie Comics’ first gay character, Kevin Keller, says Kevin will return in a new series next year. Parent was at Virginia Comic Con on Nov. 23 and spoke about the history of Kevin Keller, and the controversy that ignited after the when the [...]

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco returns to Miami in new memoir

Friday, November 28, 2014
Richard Blanco, author of "The Prince of Los Cocuyos." Blanco, Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet, grew up in Miami, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir.
MIAMI -- In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles. Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet grew up here, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir, "The [...]

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In new memoir, Robbie Rogers rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on May 26, 2013, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first [...]

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Chris Colfer signs multi-book deal

Monday, November 24, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal. Colfer has two more "Land of Stories" installments planned, the fourth and fifth of his best-selling middle grade series, [...]

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Author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg is dead at 65

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Leslie Feinberg, the author best known for the 1993 novel "Stone Butch Blues," died Saturday at home in Syracuse, N.Y., of "complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections," according to Feinberg's partner and spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, a poet and professor at Syracuse University. Feinberg was 65. [...]

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