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Tilda Swinton holds rainbow flag in Moscow in defense of Russia's gay community

A photograph of Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton defending Russia's beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by holding a rainbow flag in front of Moscow's Kremlin is going viral in the blogosphere.

The star, who nabbed an Oscar for "Michael Clayton" in 2007, reportedly released the following statement on the photograph via her spokesperson: "In solidarity. From Russia with love."

Huffington Post
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July 8, 2013

Tim Hardaway 1st to sign petition to put equal marriage amendment on Florida ballot

Former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway became the first person to sign a petition to get an equal marriage constitutional amendment on Florida’s ballot.

"If you’re married you're married – you should see your significant other in the hospital, make choices for your significant other if you need to make those choices,” Hardaway said Wednesday night as he showed his support for the effort that would legalize gay marriage in Florida.

NBC Miami
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July 8, 2013

N.J. Democrats call on GOP to override veto on gay vows

Still not committing to a date for a vote, New Jersey state Senate Democratic leaders converged in the hometown of the Senate minority leader to pressure Republicans to override New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's veto of same-sex marriage and to urge the governor to permit it to happen.

USA Today
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July 3, 2013

Cherry Grove gains federal designation as LGBT landmark

Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove.

The seaside resort on Fire Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and businesspeople from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection in public.

Huffington Post
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July 3, 2013

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