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Coming Out: Audio, Photos, Stories of Gay Teens - Interactive Feature
NYTimes.com
May 23, 2011

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teenagers talk about their lives in this weeklong series.

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Death Toll Rises to Nearly 100 From Missouri Tornado
New York Times
May 23, 2011

A twister that touched down Sunday evening in Joplin, Mo., damaged as much as 30 percent of the city, including more than 2,000 buildings.

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Want to Graduate? Wear a Dress | News
The Advocate
May 23, 2011

A high school senior in Alabama may not walk across the stage to collect her diploma with the rest of her class because school officials are insisting that Samantha Armistead wear a dress to graduation.

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Uh Oh! Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah Directs Homophobic Slur At Miami Heat Fan
Lez Get Real
May 23, 2011

It appears, Chicago Bulls center, Joakim Noah during game 3 of the Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls NBA finals series decided to pull a “Kobe Bryant” and set the NBA back regarding LGBT equality.

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Franken Slams Antigay Minn. Ballot Measure | News
The Advocate
May 23, 2011

This amendment would do nothing more than write discrimination into our state’s constitution and add to the barriers same-sex couples already face to the full recognition of their families the Minnesota senator told them,

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Clementi Roommate Pleads Not Guilty | News
The Advocate
May 23, 2011

Dharun Ravi (right), who is accused of actions that may have driven gay Rutgers student Tyler Clementi (left) to suicide, pleaded not guilty to charges of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, and evidence tampering in a New Jersey court on Monday.

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NOM Comes Clean: We Don't Want Kids Learning About Gay People
Equality Matters
May 23, 2011

For years, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has attempted to portray itself as an organization that opposes same-sex marriage without being anti-gay.

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Gay Marriage Advocates Slam Bloomberg, Cuomo For Not Doing Enough
Gothamist
May 19, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg was in Albany yesterday with Christine Quinn to pressure State Senators to support a same-sex marriage bill. During meetings with seven Republican Senators, Bloomberg vowed to campaign for any candidate who came out for gay marriage, regardless of how they voted on any other issue.

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Anti-Gay States of Play
San Francisco Bay Times
May 19, 2011

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that state legislative news cannot be avoided this week. First, there’s not a great deal of exciting alternative topics. Second, it looks like things are happening around the states that might actually be somewhat important.

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Wisconsin's Walker refuses to defend gay rights law
Reuters
May 19, 2011

A judge may rule next month on Governor Scott Walker's refusal to defend a Wisconsin law giving same sex couples hospital visiting rights.The law enacted under then-Governor Jim

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