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Immigrant Measure Still Backed by Gay Advocates

Lawmakers supporting a bipartisan bill in the Senate to overhaul the immigration system faced a surge of outrage last week from gay rights advocates after a provision those groups supported was left off the legislation in committee at the last minute.

The New York Times
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May 28, 2013
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Gay marriage momentum could affect top court cases

Three US states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices’ consideration of the issue.

Associated Press
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May 28, 2013
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Boy Scouts Greater New York Council, US Secretary of Education support gay youth in #BoyScouts; push for full inclusion

Today, the Boy Scouts of America's Greater New York Councils and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released statements supporting the move to allow gay youth to participate in the Boy Scouts and continue onward for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.

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May 27, 2013

The Pentagon Recognizes Transgender Service Member

Autumn Sandeen is the first transgender service member to publicly have her gender marker changed on all military documents.

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Honoring LGBT service during Pride Month

This Pride Month, the LGBT community and its allies should take time to honor those lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers who served in silence, and all of our proud transgender men and women who were - and are still - forced to do so.

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Memorial Day: take a look at "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

As the United States celebrates and commemorates the strong men and women dedicated to serving our country on Memorial Day, LGB citizens serving in the military are faced with the conflict inherent in serving openly as LGB after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while fighting for a country that still refuses to acknowledge their relationships.

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May 24, 2013

GLAAD thanks the many tireless advocates working to bring change to the #BoyScouts

After Thursday's historic vote, GLAAD would like to thank these incredible and tireless advocates for their working in helping to the BSA's anti-gay policies

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May 24, 2013

White House supports gay #BoyScouts, pushes for full inclusion

The White House welcomes the policy change, allowing gay Scouts into the Boy Scouts of America.

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Red State's Erick Erickson goes full on anti-gay; gay Boy Scouts must 'repent'

Immediately after the Boy Scouts of America made the decision to no longer ban or banish young boys who happen to be gay, Erick Erickson of the web site RedState.com, took to his Twitter account to go after the Boy Scouts in a really ugly way.

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