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Texans rally for marriage equality

Religious leaders from all over Texas rallied for gender equality on the north steps of the Texas Capitol on Feb. 17. 

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The wedding of the century

A four-year romance became the celebration not just of two people being joined together in marriage, but that of a family's triumph over injustice and discrimination.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers invite LGBT group to march

Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Homeless gay youth are our youth

Despite all the gay excitement and celebration we can't overlook the hundreds of young LGBT people sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles every night.

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Strategy working for same-sex marriage supporters

Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.

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"Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman" laws protested at Beverly Hills hotel

The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.

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Meet the Trans 100

The first ever Top 100 Trans Americans list recently was announced by inaugural sponsor GLAAD, with the support of Chicago House.

 

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Michigan same-sex marriage ban overturned, but not for long

We were "excited, nervous, just like everyone else would feel," said Kim Hettinger and MaryAnn Northcote of Waterford.

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