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Leslea Newman on the path both she and her mother took to understanding

GLAAD friend and author Lesléa Newman has written a blog post for Huffington Post about her coming out process and her mother's journey to, not just accepting, but embracing the gay community.

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How gay married couples get shortchanged

More than 1,000 federal rights and securities are denied to couples in same-sex marriages not legally recognized by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, says Vickie Henry, senior staff attorney at Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD.

Today.com
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June 10, 2013
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June 10, 2013

Study Describes Harm Done By 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

The detailed results of the first 18 months of an ongoing study on so-called 'ex-gay reparative therapy' released this week illustrate the dangerous and often abusive attempts made by anti-gay counselors to "cure" non-heterosexual attraction.

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Exhibit A for a Major Shift: Justices’ Gay Clerks

As Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. was struggling with how to cast the decisive vote in a 1986 Supreme Court case that would end up devastating the gay rights movement, he told his fellow justices that he had never met a homosexual. In truth, one of his four law clerks that term was gay.

The New York Times
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June 10, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' by Melissa Harris-Perry

Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.

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Openly gay bishop elect to march with Lutherans at LA Pride

Openly gay Lutheran bishop-elect Guy Erwin will join the contingent of Lutherans who participate in the Los Angeles Pride march tomorrow. It's been a tradition for the Lutheran bishop to ride in a car during the march, and Erwin will now be able to ride as Bishop-elect.

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