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What to Watch: Tuesday, May 15

Tonight catch the season finale of Fashion Star, The L.A. Complex's Tariq and Kal take a weekend trip together and Glee has a special two hour block of episodes.Read More

May 14, 2012

Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out in Support of Obama's Stance on Marriage

Several civil rights leaders have been outspoken about their unwavering support of Obama’s endorsement for marriage for same-sex couples in the last week.Read More

May 14, 2012

NBC's David Gregory Does Not Correct Marriage Misrepresentation

RNC Chair Reince Priebus told David Gregory that Mitt Romney's opposition to marriage equality is "in line with most Americans," despite more than a year of national polling showing the opposite to be true.Read More

Rhode Island to Recognize Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Following a press conference on Monday, May 14, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed an executive order that will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed outside Rhode Island, in jurisdictions where marriage equality is legal. Chafee is the first governor in the country to sign such an executive order.

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Snapshots of Our Work

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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Soap Star Joanna Johnson Comes Out Alongside Her "Bold and the Beautiful" Character

Joanna Johnson, who plays fan favorite Karen Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful, has decided to publicly come out as a lesbian alongside her character. In a new TV Guide Magazine interview she reveals that she came out to her parents when she was 23 and married the mother of her children, Michelle Agnew, in 2008 during the short time same-sex marriage was legal in California.

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