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Did you know Florida’s biggest LGBT Pride is in St Petersburg?

By Jean Paul Zapata of GayStarNews.com An estimated 125,000 people are expected to descend on St Pete Pride from 27 to 29 June to join the sunset Pride parade, block party and family-friendly street fest. www.StPetePride.com   We knew Miami, Key West and Fort Lauderdale have serious LGBTI credentials. But we were pleasantly surprised to learn Florida’s largest Gay Pride...

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Collins fourth sitting Senate GOPer to back marriage equality

By Chris Johnson of WashingtonBlade.com Following years of questions on her position on marriage equality, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) issued a statement on Wednesday confirming she backs gay nuptials. The news development was first reported by the Bangor Daily News, but a statement considered to reflect her support for marriage equality was provided to the Washington Blade by the Collins campaign:...

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Indiana’s gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge – becomes 20th US state with marriage equality

By Greg Hernandez of GayStarNews.com Ruling comes in lawsuit filed by lesbian couple – one of whom is terminally ill with cancer. A federal judge has struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. US District Court Judge Richard L. Young did not stay his ruling which means Indiana immediately becomes the 20th state in the US where same-sex marriage is...

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Starbucks Raises Gay Pride Flag Over Seattle Headquarters

By Curtis M. Wong on The Huffington Post Starbucks marked the 40th anniversary of Seattle Pride by raising an enormous 800 square foot rainbow flag over its headquarters in the Evergreen State. On hand to witness the raising of the flag on June 23 was Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has long been an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage and other lesbian, gay, bisexual...

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Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision

By Lucas Grindley on Advocate.com The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide. In a huge win for the legal struggle over equal marriage rights in Utah and nationwide, a federal appeals court has sided against the state’s marriage ban. The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit agreed...

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Year After Gay Marriage, A Change Land

By Richard Wolf, USA Today Edie Windsor turned 85 last week, but she was too “overdone” for a party. The woman whose lawsuit forced the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage had introduced President Obama at a Democratic National Committee event a few nights earlier. A few nights later, she in turn was to be introduced by former president Bill...

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Pride Events- June 2014

On May 13, 2014, United States President Barack Obama signed a proclamation making June the National LGBT Pride Month. Read the Proclamation With this weekend being the last for the month we wanted to share with you LGBT Pride Events that will be taking place throughout the USA. New York City Pride June 27th-29th Events: The Rally(27th), Click Fridays(27th), VIP Rooftop...

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We want to start by thanking you for visiting The Gaily Forward. This is our first post with many more planned. Our Focus The Gaily Forward takes pride in providing our readers, primarily the LGBT Community, with information we feel will be entertaining, informative, and a pleasure to the eyes. Key Points   Articles, Reviews, and all other posts are...