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Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces Same-Sex Romances with NPCs will be Available Soon

January 2, 2013

In an open letter on the game’s website, Star Wars: The Old Republic Executive Producer Jeff Hickman has announced that long awaited same-sex romance options will soon be available to players soon via game updates coming this spring.

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Ke$ha Talks Attraction and Standing against Anti-LGBT Bullying

Pop star Ke$ha is Seventeen magazine’s February cover girl, wherein she discusses being attracted to both men and women and anti-LGBT bullying.

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LOOK: 13 Maine Newlywed Couples Describe Each Other in One Word

When marriage equality went into effect on December 29 in Maine, HooplaHa.com asked 13 newlywed same-sex couples to describe each other with one word. See what they came up with!

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January 2, 2013

LGBT Ugandans Still Concerned about "Kill the Gays" Bill and Worsening Conditions

Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill did not pass by the end of 2012, but it may be taken up again when the legislature reconvenes in February 2013. An LGBT advocate has been arrested for "acts of homosexuality" and has spent several days in jail. Leaders from Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are gearing up for a January 7, when they will try to prevent Scott Lively from having their case against him dismissed. Lively's 2009 anti-LGBT conference in Uganda sparked worsening conditions for LGBT Ugandans.

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January 2, 2013

GLAAD Remembers Photographer Brian Putnam

This holiday, many were saddened to learn of the death of Hollywood photographer Brian Putnam, who passed away just over a week ago.

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First Openly Gay Candidate Elected To Pennsylvania Legislature Is Sworn Into Office

Philadelphia lawmaker Brian Sims, the first openly gay candidate elected to the Pennsylvania legislature, was sworn into office on Tuesday.

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