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Founder of Ali Forney Center, Carl Siciliano, Honored by White House

June 29, 2012
This morning, the White House announced that Carl Siciliano, executive director and founder of New York City’s Ali Forney Center, has been selected as a Champion of Change in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness. Read More

Kristene's 'Amazing' Progress After Tragic Texas Shooting, Says Her Family

Last week, Texas teenagers Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, who were in a relationship, were shot execution style with a large-caliber gun in a park and were found approximately nine hours later. 19-year-old Texas A&M student Mollie was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristene, 18, has since been recovering at a rate that her doctors and family call “amazing.” NBC Latino and MSNBC spoke with Kristene’s older brother, Hilario, about his sister.

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Fans Ask Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor First Gay Player

An online petition is asking the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to honor Glenn Burke, the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, despite a previous refusal to do so. Around 22,000 signatures on the petition, as well as the (at least) eleven teams that have made It Gets Better videos, and the three MLB players and their families who posed for the NOH8 campaign in the spring, indicate that baseball fans and players support LGBT inclusivity within the sport.

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What to Watch: This Weekend, June 29-July 1

This weekend True Blood's Lafayette accidentally puts Sookie's life into danger; plus catch all new episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, Randy to the Rescue and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.Read More

Chaz Bono to Guest Star on Degrassi

Chaz Bono returns to TV this fall with a guest spot on Degrassi where he will be playing himself as a guest judge at the school's Battle of the Bands contest.Read More

June 28, 2012

Jamaican Reggae-Fusion Singer Diana King Comes Out As a Lesbian

Diana King, the reggae fusion singer-songwriter, came out to her fans today via Facebook with a post entitled “YES!! I AM A LESBIAN.”Read More