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For transgender people, a massive new resource: ‘Trans Bodies, Trans Selves’

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
NEW YORK -- As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.

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S.C. Senate panel rejects budget cuts to colleges that assigned gay-themed books

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
South Carolina statehouse in Columbia
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Senate's budget-writing committee has rejected an effort to punish two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen.

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Giovanni’s Room, nation’s oldest surviving LGBT bookstore, to close

| Monday, April 28, 2014
Shown is a historical marker outside of Ed Hermance's Giovanni's Room, the nation's oldest gay bookstore on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA — The nation's oldest gay bookstore is writing its final chapter. The owner of Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia says he'll close the doors to the 41-year-old store by the end of next month.

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Proposed cuts to S.C. colleges over ‘gay books’ face opposition in Senate

| Sunday, April 27, 2014
South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A state House budget proposal to cut $70,000 from two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen might not get much of a reception in the Senate.

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School review committee votes against censoring book ‘Two Boys Kissing’

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
WARRENTON, Va. — A Virginia high school review committee has voted not to censor a contested book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover.

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately.

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Leslie Cheung’s biography: 11 years after his death, fans remember his warmth

| Saturday, April 12, 2014
Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung's fans came to him through their love of his music and his performances on the screen, both large and small, but they stayed with him, and even now, over 11 years after his death, they stay with him because of his warmth, simplicity and humbleness of character.

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Parent wants book about ‘Two Boys Kissing’ removed from school library

| Monday, April 7, 2014
WARRENTON, Va. -- A Virginia high school is once again considering a parent's appeal to remove a book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover.

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S.C. lawmakers’ protection of students is just another anti-LGBT attack in disguise

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Garry Smith
By now, you likely have already heard about the controversy regarding the South Carolina lawmakers punishing colleges for assigning two gay-themed books to students. The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the two books. Rep. Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, “Fun Home” and “Out Loud: Rainbow Radio,” do not represent South Carolina community values...

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S.C. lawmakers refuse to restore cuts to colleges that assigned gay themed books

| Monday, March 10, 2014
South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina House refused Monday to back down from plans to punish two public colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality.

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