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50 Years Ago, America Got Its First Look at ‘The Homosexual Couple’

In 1971, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell became the first gay couple to be married—long before marriage equality became legal

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The Legality of Love: This Valentine’s Day, Remember That LGBTQ People Are Illegal in a Third of the World

LGBTQ criminalization remains a reality for too many people, as 68 countries — over a third of the world — continue to criminalize consensual relations.

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With the Election Looming, We Must Get More LGBTQ Americans Registered to Vote

Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, it’s time to focus on LGBTQ voter registration, since one in five LGBTQ Americans aren’t currently registered.

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Culture
Mr. Gay Japan Encourages Everyone to Sign This Petition for Marriage Equality in Japan

The below op-ed was written by the organization Mr. Gay Japan about the push for Japanese marriage equality. I hope and want to believe that everyone agrees that LGBTQ+ visibility is very important, and seeing Japanese marriage equality petition numbers grow will give hope to those wanting changes in Japanese[…]

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