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5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 1

1. Victory in Virginia. A federal appeals court that sided with a transgender teen in his lawsuit against a Virginia school board has denied the board's request to rehear the case. The case is now set to head b...

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1. Miami Beach police are looking for two men seen in a video attacking two gay men in a Burger King. One of the victims claims one of the men used an anti-gay slur before attacking them.2. Vox talks to six...

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1. LGBTQ Nation takes a look at LGBT organizations after marriage equality.2. Salon has an interesting piece on how the Christian right changed their message from “family values” to “religious freedom.”...

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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 30

1. A Wisconsin school canceled a reading of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings' book “I Am Jazz” after the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel threatened a lawsuit.2. In advance of World AIDS Day tomorrow, Queerty sa...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 1

1. In another move from her years-long, seemingly neverending "I am NOT Hannah Montana anymore, y'all!" plea for validation, Miley Cyrus released a song about lesbian sex. Called, umm...we...
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Outspoken: Katy Perry, Sir Elton John, Sir Ian McKellen and more…

Musician Katy Perry

“After a hurricane comes a rainbow.”

— Lyric from “Firework,” the new Katy Perry song that includes two boys kissing in the music video. The New York Times noted the current string of gay inclusive pop songs. (New York Times, Nov. 5)

“It will completely get rid of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ as the gay anthem.”

— Sir Elton John on the title track to Lady GaGa’s new album, “Born this Way,” set to be released in early 2011. (Entertainment Weekly via the New York Times, Nov. 5)