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Biographer of GLAAD Founding Member Vito Russo Speaks with GLAAD on Upcoming Appearance

Biographer Michael Schiavi speaks with GLAAD about Celluloid Activist, his biography of Vito Russo, one of GLAAD’s founders and a visionary advocate for LGBT equality.

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Chatham, NJ, Installs Openly Gay, Black Republican Mayor - Believed Nation's First

Bruce Harris was sworn in Tuesday as mayor of Chatham, N.J., and became what is believed to be the first openly gay, black Republican mayor in the country. Harris said, “I have felt it is my duty to serve the community. I think that public service is interesting, and finding ways to meet the challenges facing a small community like Chatham Borough is personally rewarding.”
The Daily Record
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January 6, 2012

Washington Lawmakers Split on Marriage

Today during the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview, Washington's top Republican and Democratic senators discussed whether or not the legislature should vote on marriage for same-sex couples in the state this year.
Associated Press
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January 5, 2012

Labor Leaders in Md. Promoting Marriage Bill

Several Maryland labor leaders, including those from 1199 SEIU and Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, have spoken out in favor of marriage equality in Maryland. Labor leaders say they plan in coming weeks to mobilize workers to lobby lawmakers in Annapolis.
Washington Post
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January 5, 2012

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