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Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youths, maintain ban on gay adult leaders
WaPo
May 24, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban on openly gay youths but maintained a prohibition on gay adult leaders, a decision framed as a compromise but one that could lead to litigation...

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Paul McCartney Supports Pussy Riot in Letters to Russian Authorities | Music News
Rolling Stone
May 23, 2013

Sir Paul to the rescue. The former Beatle sent handwritten letters on behalf of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, asking Russian officials to consider parole for the incarcerated women.

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Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike
Jezebel
May 23, 2013

After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two imprisoned members, has begun a hunger strike to protest a justice system ...

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Fox News Says Middle School Anti-Bullying Class Is Lesbian Role Playing
Jezebel
May 23, 2013

When Bard College students recently held anti-bullying workshops at a middle school on topics like gender identity and consent, instructors split boys and girls into two groups to practice "saying no" in a comfortable setting.

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Peace Corps Opens to Same-Sex Couples
Out Traveler
May 23, 2013

Peace Corps deputy director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced on Tuesday that the agency will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.

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What Happens When a Gay Boy Scout Comes Out to His Camp Leader
Advocate.com
May 23, 2013

Apparently being gay in the Boy Scouts is DADT all over again...

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Was the London killing of a British soldier 'terrorism'?
guardian.co.uk
May 23, 2013

Knife welding crazies... terrorism?

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Saltz and Davidson on Donald Judd’s Loft
NY Mag
May 23, 2013

The newly renovated loft of famed installation-light-sculptural artist Donald Judd will open at the end of this month. Cirtic's Jerry Saltz and Justin Davidson argue its merits, too minimal or not too minimal that is the question...

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Barbara Garcia, Her Dog, and Life Under the Oklahoma Sky
The New Yorker
May 22, 2013

Tornadoes, for all their vicious bulk, are capricious. They can rip a building out of the ground and leave a little dog dusty and dazed, but otherwise unscathed.

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Femen protester stages mock suicide at Notre Dame cathedral
The Guardian
May 22, 2013

A member of the feminist group Femen, staged a mock suicide in Notre Dame cathedral in the French capital, less than 24 hours after a far-right historian killed himself there in front of visitors and church-goers.

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