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Janice Langbehn to Receive Presidential Citizens Medal

The White House announced this week that Janice Langbehn will be one of the recipients of the Presidential Citizens Medal, which honors “citizens of the United States of America who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.” Janice gained the attention of the President because of a lawsuit she filed after being kept from the bedside of her partner Lisa Pond during the last hours of Lisa's life.
The Olympian
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October 12, 2011
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Judy Shepard Remembers Matthew

Judy Shepard: "October is very hard for me. It's not that the early autumn in Wyoming isn't beautiful. If you haven't experienced the crisp air as the nights come earlier each day, or the last few cricket chirps of the season that follow the brilliant orange sunsets, you can't really know the peaceful, quiet contemplation this time of year brings those few of us fortunate to make our homes here."
Huffington Post
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October 12, 2011
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Longtime LGBT Advocate Frank Kameny Dies at 86

According to his close associates, Frank Kameny, 86, pioneer of the modern LGBT movement died this evening, Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day. "Frank Kameny sparked national change and set the example for gay and lesbian Americans to live their lives openly and proudly," said Mike Thompson, Acting President of GLAAD. "He taught us the power that our visibility and stories have in changing hearts and minds. Today on National Coming Out Day, we honor Frank's legacy not only by remembering this pioneer, but by continuing his work to speak out and share our own stories."
Metro Weekly
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October 11, 2011
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Rep. Polis Out on Paternity Leave

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who recently announced the birth of his son, Caspian Julius, posted pictures of his adorable new addition on Friday on his Facebook page.
The Hill
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October 11, 2011
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Supreme Court Turns Down Louisiana Adoption Birth Certificate Challenge Brought By Gay Couple

Today, without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging Louisiana's policy that prevents unmarried adoptive parents from both being listed on a child's birth certificate. In this case, Adar v. Smith, a gay couple, Oren Adar and Mickey Smith, had adopted a child and were told by the registrar -- Darlene Smith -- that both men could not be listed on the birth certificate.
Although they had won at the trial court and on their initial appeal, a full panel of the U.S....

Poliglot
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October 11, 2011
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Ann Coulter Defends Santorum on 'DADT'

Ann Coulter appeared on Fox News and defended Rick Santorum's anti-gay position on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Towleroad News #gay
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October 11, 2011
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Equality California Leader to Resign

Not a good sign while the state is in the midst of efforts to repeal pro-gay laws like the recent education bill and of course, Prop 8.

AMERICAblog Gay
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October 11, 2011
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