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May 16, 2014

Couples participate in Great Facebook Kiss-In supporting Michael Sam

In light of Michael Sam's draft to the St. Louis Rams and the fact that Sam kissed his boyfriend in celebration of being drafted, Editor-at-large of HuffPost Gay Voices Michelangelo Signorile called on the efforts of Facebook to stage a "Kiss-In."

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Is there any anti-LGBT voice who Fox news won't turn into a 'victim'?

Fox News let the Dallas news figure who walked off her own set after positioning a gay man's love as a violation of children's viewing eyes, portray herself as nothing but a "victim."
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Gov. O'Malley signs Maryland's transgender non-discrimination bill into law

Today, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill into law that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in housing and employment.

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Meet the lesbian taking California politics by storm

On May 12, Toni Atkins was sworn in as the Speaker of the California State Assembly. With an impressive public service record, she is the first lesbian to hold the title.

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Conn. newspaper editorial calls for release of transgender teen girl from prison

An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.

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United Methodist Church removes, reinstates, then rejects openly gay candidate for ordination

After an eight year process, openly lesbian Mary Ann Barclay was not moved forward in the ordination process, as the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) rejected her candidacy to become a minister in the United Methodist Church (UMC).

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