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Obama: LGBT rights are human rights
MSNBC
May 19, 2015

On Sunday, President Obama and the first lady honored the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery: 9 Queerest Moments of Bewitched
Huffington Post
May 19, 2015

Earlier this television season, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the premiere of ABC's 60s/70s supernatural smash sitcom, Bewitched. As we close the parenthesis on this jubilee of Bewitched's freshman season, we also observe a much more solemn anniversary.

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Black lesbian conference gets torrents of racist, homophobic abuse on Facebook
Pink News
May 19, 2015

A retreat for black lesbians has been forced to remove a Facebook page - after going viral and receiving racist, homophobic abuse.

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Sam Ciccone, a Champion of Gay Police Officers, Dies at 71
The New York Times
May 19, 2015

In January 1978, the mayor of New York, Edward I. Koch, issued an executive order banning discrimination in city agencies on the basis of “sexual orientation or affectional preference.” Less than three weeks later, in an essay on the Op-Ed page of The New York

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'Gay cake' row: Judge rules against Ashers bakery
BBC News
May 19, 2015

A judge rules that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer over its refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

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North Carolina Teacher Omar Currie Reads His Class Gay Fable After Third-Grader Is Bullied
Huffington Post
May 19, 2015

Efland-Cheeks Elementary teacher Omar Currie makes an impassioned speech in front of the school's media review committee in the school gym Friday evening, May 15, 2015 in Efland, N.C. Credit: HARRY LY

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Hillary Clinton Pens Beautiful Letter To Lesbian Couple Featured In Her Campaign Announcement
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made another display of solidarity this week with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by penning a beautiful letter to the lesbian couple featured in her campaign announcement video.

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Queen Latifah Opens Up About Those Lesbian Love Scenes In 'Bessie'
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

On-screen love scenes, gay or straight, should not be a matter of controversy, according to Queen Latifah.

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From Liberace to Sam Smith, The Evolution of Gay Music
Advocate.com
May 18, 2015

Back in February, the Grammy Awards telecast proved that performers could be out, proud, and honored at the same time. On the show, out country singer (and nominee) Brandy Clark sang the vulnerable ballad “Hold My Hand,” resulting in no controversy whatsoever.

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Ireland Favors Gay Marriage, Poll Shows Ahead Of Vote
Huffington Post
May 18, 2015

DUBLIN, May 16 (Reuters) - Irish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one next week and become the first country to approve the policy in a national plebiscite, a series of polls indicated on Saturday.

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