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Church of Scotland Takes Step to Allow Gay Clergy
ABC News
May 21, 2013

Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships...

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Liberace film throws spotlight on gay rights at Cannes festival
Reuters
May 21, 2013

The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover dazzled at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry's largest annual gathering.

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Protests in New York after gay man's murder
Al Jazeera English
May 21, 2013

Thousands of New Yorkers - including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn - have marched to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighbourhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement.

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Egypt’s Growing Gay-Rights Movement
The Daily Beast
May 21, 2013

Though homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, coming out has always been complicated and even dangerous.

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Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll
NPR
May 20, 2013

When several states passed laws banning same-sex marriages, researchers found that the mental health of gay residents seemed to suffer. Conversely, stress-related disorders dropped after the legalization of gay marriage in one state.

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How Far Did PBS Go to Avoid Offending a Sponsor?
The New Yorker
May 20, 2013

When the billionaire industrialist David Koch joined the boards of (Public Broadcasting Networks) WGBH and WNET, it seemed to mark an ideological inroad, enabling him to exert influence over a network with a prominent news operation. \

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Rectal Realism Artists Who Create with and About Their Butt
hyperallergic.com
May 20, 2013

Despite my longtime interest in New York art from the 1970s, I somehow never imagined delving into an artistic process called, quite literally, “rectal realism.”

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Archie Comics' Gay Character Kevin Keller Kiss
USA Today
May 20, 2013

It's a just quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend,

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Jesse Tyler Fergeson Speaks Out for Trans Student
ABQ Journal
May 20, 2013

Albuquerque native and St. Pius alum Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted an email that was sent to St. Pius officials on his Facebook page regarding the treatment of Damian Garcia.

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Chinese Police Detain Gay Pride March Organizer
Ap
May 20, 2013

Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay pride march in a sign of the government's nervousness over a growing civil society movement and demands for stronger individual rights.

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