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

Monday, April 7, 2014
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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
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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
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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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S.C. lawmakers want to punish 2 colleges for assigning books on homosexuality

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina legislators want to punish two public colleges for assigning books on homosexuality to freshmen.

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War Stories: Booed gay soldier chronicles life in the closet to gay rights activist

Friday, December 6, 2013
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When Stephen Snyder-Hill and his U.S. Army unit were taking fire during the 1991 war in Iraq, the then-18-year-old private glanced down at a picture he carried of his brother with a girlfriend. “I decided if I died that day, I would never have loved somebody,” he said.

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For inaugural poet Richard Blanco, a journey home to America

Friday, November 29, 2013
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, APIn this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, poet Richard Blanco speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington during the inauguration for President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden right.
MIAMI -- The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche.

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Award-winning LGBT Book ‘Missing’ becomes the Indie movie ‘He is Gone’

Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Having read and enjoyed the LGBT novel Missing, by Drake Braxton, which I found to be a fun and unique romance/mystery, I wasnít surprised when the book went on to win several awards, including Best Gay Fiction for the New England Book Festival. Now, two...

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