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Obama invokes LGBT equality in inaugural address

President Obama on Monday became the first president to use the word “gay” as a reference to sexual orientation in an inaugural address, declaring the movement for equality to be part of the pantheon of America’s great civil rights struggles.

The Washington Post
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January 22, 2013
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After Giglio, Presidential Inauguration Includes LGBT Pastor

The Presidential Inauguration Committee is also including more LGBT and supportive faith leaders elsewhere in the inauguration festivities. Tuesday morning's interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral will include Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, moderator and international leader of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), a denomination founded 45 years ago as a church open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Announcing GLAAD's New Media Training Institute and Other Sessions at Creating Change 2013 #CC13 #NMTI

We are excited to announce that from January 24 through 26, we will be presenting a New Media Training Institute (NMTI) and other workshops at Creating Change, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's annual LGBT organizing conference that will be taking place in Atlanta, GA this year.

GOProud Backs Civil Marriage For Gay Couples

After declining to take a position on the issue for years, GOProud, the group for gay conservatives, told BuzzFeed Friday it is coming out in support of same-sex marriage equality.

BuzzFeed
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January 18, 2013
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Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Washington Blade
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January 18, 2013
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