VP Cheney being sworn in (source: US Senate photo study).

Darth Vader’s gay daughter speaks

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Mary Cheney: “I’m Darth Vader’s daughter.”
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Billy Crystal concerned gay TV characters will become “everyday thing”

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“I hope people don’t abuse it & shove it in our face to the point where it feels like an everyday kind of thing.”
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Jon Stewart leads into interview with Rubio by ripping Florida

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Stewart started by going off on Florida’s opposition to gay marriage, but then went into much more. It’s juicy.
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Yet another supremely homophobic TV commercial from Snickers

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Candy bar that raised gay-bashing to an art form during the Super Bowl a few years back, has another anti-gay ad.
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The power and peril of holding hands

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Straight couples don’t think twice about holding hands in public. Gays look around to ensure they won’t be bashed.
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Why did gay activists never embrace violence?

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The recent terror attack in Paris got me wondering why other marginalized groups didn’t take up violence.
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FDA: Protecting blood supply from AIDS might “offend” straight people

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The FDA says it would be “offensive” and “burdensome” to questions straight donors the way they questions gays.
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Trans teen’s suicide, and posthumous note, touches a chord online

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Leelah Alcorn, born Josh, a 17 y.o. trans teen from Kings Mills, Ohio, walked into traffic early Sunday morning.
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Is inclusiveness becoming the new closet?

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Considering how powerful coming out has been over the decades, I’m not sure “coming in” is the best the strategy.
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The continuing adventures of Congressman Codel, Aaron Schock

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She’s baaack! GOP perma-bachelor Aaron Schock is off galavanting shirtless around the world again.
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Vladimir Putin and the Falwell bloc

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The religious right, still smarting from its gay rights losses in America, has found a new friend in Moscow.
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Gay Santa: Saint Nick has a special elf, and some parents are not pleased

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A new documentary about the men who play Santa at the mall has caused a stir because it includes a gay man.
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“Gay no more” man arrested for fraud earlier this year

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“I’m not gay no more. I’ve been DELIVERED! I don’t like mens no more! I said I like women! Women women women!”
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