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For 9/11 families, 'Bogeyman can't come out of the closet'

The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces brings a measure of justice, the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say, but doesn't bring back their loved ones.Full story

Gay student sues ex-Mich. official over stalking

My Kid Would Never Bully, Part 4

Gay legislators having impact in marriage debates

NYT: Gays fight for identity at religious colleges

Battles for acceptance by gay and lesbian students have erupted in the places that expect it the least: scores of Bible colleges and evangelical Christian universities. Full story

Meet Fred Karger: The ‘anti-Romney’ candidate

  Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, who is openly gay, tells msnbc’s Thomas Roberts he opposes Mitt Romney due to his stance on Proposition 8 and plans to run on a platform specifically designed to throw a wrench into Romney’s run for the White House.

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Frank sees gay equality "in my lifetime"

Maryland Senate approves same-sex marriage

West Virginia's Manchin skips key Senate votes

Lady Gaga leads DADT repeal tweets

Pentagon: No gays discharged in past month

Pentagon rolls out guidance on gays in military

Appeals court: Military gay ban on again

Judge reaffirms ruling allowing gays into military

Judge leans against 'don't ask, don't tell'

Judge: Military's gay ban is unconstitutional

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  Gay priest wants teaching job back

Pennsylvania school says it won't renew the teaching contract of an openly gay priest. WCAU's Deanna Durante reports.

  A White House first: Male social secretary

Jeremy Bernard, who is currently a senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador in Paris, will be not only be the first man in the job, he will also be the first openly gay person to hold the role. Brian Williams reports.

  Marine's heroics undiminished by homosexuality

Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, ret., the first American troop wounded in the Iraq War, shares with Rachel Maddow his reaction to Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos's recent statements opposing the repeal of "Dont ask, don't tell."

  Gates: Time to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

On the heels of a new military survey, Pentagon chief Robert Gates says the time has come to accept openly gay servicemen and women. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  Congress to address 'don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is schedule to hold hearings this week on 'don't ask, don't tell. Msnbc's Richard Lui talks with the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe.

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Taylor Schmitt, a junior at Abilene Christian University who became openly gay last year.
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Taylor Schmitt, a junior at Abilene Christian University who became openly gay last year, attends a party with friends in Abilene, Texas, April 8, 2011. More gays and lesbians at Christian colleges are starting to come out of the closet, demanding a right to proclaim their identities and form campus

Adam Short, a freshman engineering student at Baylor University who is openly gay.
Adam Short, a freshman engineering student at Baylor University who is openly gay.

Adam Short, a freshman engineering student at Baylor University who is openly gay, wears a rainbow bracelet to show his support for gay rights on campus in Waco, Texas, April 9, 2011. More gays and lesbians at Christian colleges are starting to come out of the closet, demanding a right to proclaim t