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Suspect Claims He Didn't Kill Flight Attendant

Jose Manuel Ramirez Perez of Mexico City was arrested and accused of killing and robbing Nicholas Aaronson over the weekend. Perez claimed Aaronson was still alive when Perez left the hotel and said a 15-year-old from Phoenix, Ariz., was responsible for the murder.
ABC News
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November 2, 2011
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Obama Includes Gay & Lesbian Families in Adoption Month Proclamation

President Obama has issued an order proclaiming November 2011 as National Adoption Month in which he mentioned gay and lesbian families: "Adoptive families come in all forms," the order says. "With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is important to ensure that all qualified caregivers are given the opportunity to serve as adoptive parents, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status."

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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November 1, 2011
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Two Arrested in Brutal Texas Beating

wo men have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault of a gay man early Sunday in Reno, Texas — which the victim and his friends say was a hate crime.

Dallas Voice
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November 2, 2011
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California Assemblywoman Comes Out to Help LGBT Youth

California state Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani this week came out during an interview with a newspaper. Galgiani said she hopes her coming out will send a positive message to LGBT youth.

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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November 2, 2011
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November 1, 2011

Media Misrepresents Transgender Children in Colorado Girl Scouts Coverage

Seeing Bobby Montoya expressing herself, seeking to join a venerable institution like the Girl Scouts, and eventually being accepted was an incredibly positive sign, and would have served as a perfect happy ending to this story - if some in the media had let it.

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