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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 ...

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Bravo host dishes the dirt in new book, ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Andy Cohen
In his new book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," author and television host and executive Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill ...

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Jazz Jennings: The new face of transgender youth

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. By age 2, Jazz Jennings began to verbalize her feelings that "she was a girl," and by 5 ...

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Nathan Lane picture book out next fall

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Nathan Lane's first book is no shaggy dog story. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Monday that the Broadway actor known for his starring role in "The Producers" has a deal for a picture book, ...

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Soldier of Change: From the closet to the forefront of the gay rights movement

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Stephen Snyder-Hill
I really hated my life. I hated living like I was in prison. It was hurting my relationship. And it was all so fucking stupid. Was this a “special privilege”? Was this about sex? I was not asking to have ...

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A letter to the ‘Christian’ grandmother advocating homophobic books for teens

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a ...

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Former Vt. governor Jim Douglas’ memoir tackles same-sex marriage veto

Monday, September 1, 2014
Jim Douglas
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he was acting on conscience in 2009 when he vetoed a same-sex marriage law that had been passed by the state Legislature. In a frank new memoir being released Wednesday, the 63-year-old ...

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Nation’s oldest gay bookstore to reopen in Philadelphia

Monday, August 25, 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 will reopen next month in Philadelphia after closing three months ago due to financial problems. Philly AIDS Thrift says it's taking over the shop called Giovanni's Room. It had closed in May after ...

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Del. school district cancels reading list to avoid lesbian-themed novel

Monday, August 11, 2014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A Delaware school district has eliminated a summer reading list for incoming high school freshman over a challenge to the list's inclusion of book whose main character is gay. The Cape Henlopen School Board initially voted ...

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In Todd Parr’s world, it’s OK to make mistakes, be yourself

Sunday, August 3, 2014
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NEW YORK -- In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head, spill your milk or eat mac and cheese in the bathtub. Most of all, it's OK to be yourself. Inclusion and acceptance are Parr's ...

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