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Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Passes Away at 61

Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away today after a seventeen-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Ride is survived by her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, who is the COO and Executive Vice President of Sally Ride Science, along with her mother, Joyce, and her sister, Bear.

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July 23, 2012

Youth To Protest Chick-fil-a's Anti-LGBT Politics

YETA (Youth Empowered to Act), a group of LGBT youth leaders between the ages of 14 and 24, plans to protest the opening of a new Chick-fil-a franchise in Laguna Hills, California on Thursday, July 26.Read More

While Boy Scouts maintain ban, other organizations embrace diversity

The Boy Scouts of America last week announced its decision to maintain a ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, thus putting itself at odds with other scouting organizations that embrace LGBT people.

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Glee, Pretty Little Liars, Ellen Take Home Teen Choice Surfboards

Last night, teens honored their favorites in pop culture at the annual Teen Choice Awards on Fox. This year's winners included some of the best LGBT performers and storylines in entertainment.

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International AIDS Conference Kicks-Off in Nation’s Capital

The International AIDS Conference kicked-off over the weekend. More than 30,000 people are expected to gather in our nation's capital.

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'BRIDEGROOM' Documentary Breaks Kickstarter Fundraising Record

BRIDEGROOM, the documentary about tragedy befalling a gay couple and the inequalities that comes from a lack of marriage protections, has become the highest funded film in the history of Kickstarter.com. The fundraising website, which has helped to finance more than 7,400 films, confirmed that the indie documentary about marriage equality surpassed all previous fundraising efforts by netting $384,375 in four weeks. Read More