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Lesbian swimmer Diana Nyad completes historic swim from Cuba to Florida

At the age of 64, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad made history today by becoming the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
 
The lesbian athlete completed the treacherous journey on her fifth attempt. She officially spent 52 hours, 54 minutes, and 18.6 seconds swimming, according to her Twitter account.
Gay Star News
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September 3, 2013

US anti-gay activist warns President Vladimir Putin 'gay propaganda' laws are not enough

'I want to caution you not to assume that you have fully solved the problem by the enactment of this law,' Lively wrote, according to the site BuzzFeed. 'Few political agendas in the history of mankind have marshaled the tenacity and resolve of the homosexualist movement.'
 
'Its activists are driven by an implacable militancy and a zeal to advance their own self-serving interests that rivals even the most fanatical religious cult,' he added.
 
Gay Star News
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September 2, 2013

Gay Latinos celebrate ruling that allows them to receive federal tax benefits

For Farid Ali Lancheros, a father and happily married gay Latino, hearing the news that all married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits, was more than just an economical victory.

“It’s not just financial, it’s a big step,” Ali Lancheros said. “Little by little this country is forced to recognize the equality that exists and should have existed for everyone.”

NBC Latino
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August 31, 2013

Photos: Manchester Pride

Manchester, England, pulled out all the stops for a month-long schedule of Pride festivities that culminated in an enormously fun parade Saturday. Even the Fire Department joined in!

The Advocate
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August 30, 2013
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Married same-sex couples get federal tax recognition

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Thursday that legally married same-sex couples will receive the same tax treatment and benefits as heterosexual couples.

Politico
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August 30, 2013
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