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Gay couple, one of whom adopted the other, has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Friday, May 22, 2015
Bill Novak, right, and Norman MacArthur at their home in Erwinna, Pa. The couple, who were legally recognized as father and son, has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania.
When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York. [...]

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Vienna’s gay-themed traffic lights to remain, says local official

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs, on display in downtown Vienna, Austria. The lights were set up by city officials until June, to coincide with a number of gay-friendly events.
The lights show couples — a man and a woman, two women or two men. Set up recently at 47 crossings, they were to be taken down in June, after the conclusion of several gay-friendly events. [...]

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Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs are on display in downtown Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2015. These lights were set up by city officials until June, just in time for the annual Life Ball, where celebrities will rub shoulders with party-goers dressed in little more than body paint and cross-dressers in wild costumes at the charity event supporting AIDS research.
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight. And Austria's right-wing Freedom Party is livid. [...]

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The improbable, 200-year-old story of one of America’s first same-sex ‘marriages’

Saturday, March 21, 2015
The shared tombstone of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, a 19th-century lesbian couple.
Charity Bryant only intended to stay a few days in Weybridge, Vt., a tiny rural town with little to hold her attention. But then she met Sylvia Drake. [...]

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Intimate image of gay couple in Russia wins World Press Photo award

Thursday, February 12, 2015
In this photo provided on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 by World Press Photo, the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 by Mads Nissen, Denmark, for Scanpix/Panos Pictures, shows Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Danish photographer Mads Nissen called "Homophobia in Russia" that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in Russia. [...]

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Entertainer, former ‘N Sync band member Lance Bass marries artist Michael Turchin

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Michael Turchin (left) and Lance Bass
The couple married Saturday at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles before 300 guests. [...]

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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Elton John and David Furnish exchange wedding vows on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. [...]

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova marries partner Julia Lemigova

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Martina Navratilova (right) and ulia Lemigova.
The couple speaks to the BBC following their wedding ceremony in New York on Monday. [...]

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The rise and fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s worst gay power couple

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats. And now the media has finally noticed. The Daily Beast → [...]

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LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Jim Albaugh picks basil leaves to from a plant in his window while cooking dinner at the west side Manhattan apartment that he shares with two roommates in New York. Albaugh is among the thousands of gay and lesbian baby boomers confronting a retirement of greater financial hardship than his straight peers.
For many LGBT baby boomers, decades of workplace discrimination impaired their earning power. The AIDS crisis caused lasting financial and psychological damage, particularly for gay men. And legal pitfalls within Social Security, the cornerstone in any senior’s financial planning, have left gay boomers ill-equipped for retirement. [...]

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