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Today in history: First openly gay candidate runs for Congress

Frank Kameny ran for U.S. Congress on this date in 1971, albeit for a non-voting seat representing the District of Columbia.

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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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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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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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Texas Republicans jump back in time

It was the largest almost-all-white political gathering of its size in recent times. Advocates of "open-carry" rallied outside with assault rifles. Inside, more reactionary events occurred.

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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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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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Texas sportscaster blasts homophobia in NFL

In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.

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Oklahoma LGBT activists with a potential big win

A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.

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