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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 comic – who is an ordained minister capable of officiating weddings – would marry them ...

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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 Noah...

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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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Andy Cohen has more to spill about the glamorous life in new book

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Television executive and personality Andy Cohen has more to spill about the glamorous life. Publisher Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that Cohen has a deal for "The Andy Cohen Diaries."

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Driving Rosa Parks: Lessons from Jo Becker’s book, ‘Forcing the Spring’

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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For all the consternation the book "Forcing the Spring" has caused, Jo Becker’s trespass in portraying American Foundation for Equal Rights founder Chad Griffin as the Rosa Parks in the fight for marriage equality is not much worse than all the many times newspapers, magazines, and even knowledgeable people in the LGBT community have casually pronounced Stonewall as the start of the gay civil rights movement and rioting drag queens as the pioneers. The movement started decades earlier, and its pioneers were people who pushed back against discrimination in many different ways...

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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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