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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
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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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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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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
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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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