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"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I've always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today's vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to ... [Read]

"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." -- President Barack Obama in his 2013 Inaugural Address. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

Several celebrities from the LGBT community lent their faces and voices to the re-election campaign of President Barck Obama. A video posted online features Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takei, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto and Chaz Bono telling their stories and feelings of joy about the positive direction that LGBT rights has taken under this Administration. ... [Read]

Melissa Harris Perry presented a panel on MSNBC today to discuss transgender issues. Perry said she had decided to be a "better cis ally for the work of trans communities" after watching a hate crime online that involved "a group of African-American teens savagely beating a trans woman in a fast-food restaurant." She was joined today by Mara Keisling, Kate ... [Read]

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow took a look tonight at President Barack Obama's trip to New York today to raise funds for his presidential campaign. He appeared at a dinner with LGBT rights advocates during a week when the legalization of gay marriage may become reality or may find itself defeated by that state's Senate for the second time in two ... [Read]