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8:36am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

9-Year-Old To Westboro Baptist Protesters: 'God Hates No One'

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:42 am

Josef Miles, making his own statement.
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5:33pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

To Fight HIV, Indian Health Workers Say Homosexuality Must Be Legal

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 7:20 pm

Participants carry a rainbow flag during a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parade in Mumbai, India.
Rajanish Kakade AP

It's just after nightfall as Anandrag Davinder, an outreach worker among Mumbai's mostly hidden community of gay men, wanders down a dark alley beside a busy railway station in Mumbai. His stop is a squalid row of urinal buildings where gay men go to meet, hidden from public view. The stench inside is overwhelming.

"This is a loo. This is a cruising center," Davinder says, stepping into the crowded, nearly pitch-black room. "All the gays are standing here only and saying, 'I like these guys. I want to do sex with this person.' "

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3:13pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Asia

India Debates Re-Banning Homosexuality

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 3:44 pm

India's Supreme Court is now weighing arguments by opponents and proponents of legal homosexuality. Same-sex relationships were decriminalized in 2009, but a number of political, social and religious groups are fighting to reinstate a colonial-era law that punished homosexual acts with prison time. Public health workers say legal recognition of India's gay community is critical in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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3:23pm

Sat May 12, 2012
Around the Nation

Same-Sex Marriage Back In National Spotlight

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 4:05 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

From NPR News, it's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Guy Raz.

For three days now, Mitt Romney's campaign has tried to steer the national conversation back to the economy. But the pressure to respond to President Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage has been intense. And this morning at a speech to students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Romney definitively spoke out.

MITT ROMNEY: Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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2:30pm

Sat May 12, 2012
Television

How TV Brought Gay People Into Our Homes

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 4:05 pm

The hit TV show Modern Family features a gay couple trying to adopt their second child.
ABC via Getty Images

In one of the most talked-about moments from the hit TV show Glee, Blaine declared his love for Kurt and then — they kissed.

Glee is just one of many popular shows on television right now that feature gay characters. Those characters aren't just entertaining us, they're changing Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality.

In five separate studies, professor Edward Schiappa and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota have found that the presence of gay characters on television programs decreases prejudices among viewers.

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