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

Monday, September 1, 2014
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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 Douglas said that he had no objection to same-sex couples [...]

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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 41 years, citing competition from online outlets. Philly AIDS Thrift [...]

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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 to remove the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by [...]

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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 mainstays in more than 30 quirky picture books for young [...]

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Singapore won’t destroy two gay themed books, titles to return to public libraries

Friday, July 18, 2014
"And Tango Makes Three" is a 2005 children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole. The book is based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male Chinstrap Penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo. The book follows the six years of their life when they formed a couple and were given an egg to raise.
SINGAPORE -- Two children's books dealing with gay subjects won't be destroyed after all and will be restored to Singapore's public libraries, an official said Friday. Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim had said in mid-July he supported the state-run National Library Board's decision to pulp three books deemed [...]

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Archie to be shot saving gay best friend in comic book series conclusion

Monday, July 14, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, [...]

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Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

Saturday, July 12, 2014
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SINGAPORE -- A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles. The [...]

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Joan Rivers officiates gay couple’s wedding at NY book signing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Comedian and author Joan Rivers on Monday officiated an impromptu wedding of a same-sex on at a book signing in New York City. Rivers, 81, was taking questions from her fans when Jed Ryan and Joe Aiello, a couple of three years, raised their hands and ask if the [...]

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David Levithan, author of ‘Boy Meets Boy,’ on LGBT books for the young

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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NEW YORK — Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. And there was Paul, who meets [...]

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New book links U.S. conservatives and African ‘Kill the Gays’ laws

Sunday, May 25, 2014
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One of the original researchers to expose the ties between U.S. right-wing evangelicals and anti-LGBTQ laws in Uganda and other parts of Africa has released releasing a new book that shows U.S. activists exactly how to stop Americans like Scott Lively and Rick Warren from pushing their hateful beliefs abroad. [...]

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