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3:02pm

Sun September 21, 2014
Television

In 'Transparent', Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:59 am

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor are two of the stars of Transparent, in which Tambor's character comes out as transgender to her three adult children.
Beth Dubber Amazon Studios

This fall, one of the more interesting and bold TV shows you'll see isn't being released by a major network — instead, it's coming out of Amazon Studios.

Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they'd known as Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development fame) is a transgender woman named Maura.

"Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all of the time?" asks daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker).

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3:02pm

Sun September 21, 2014
World

Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 6:31 pm

Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere, right, embraces attorney Janson Wu, after announcing his application for asylum in May. The U.S. government has now formally recommended Wambere's application for approval.
Josh Reynolds AP

This past week, John Abdallah Wambere finally heard the seven words he had been waiting for:

"Your application has been recommended for approval."

Wambere, a prominent Ugandan LGBT-rights activist, had applied for asylum in the United States, due to anti-gay persecution in his home country.

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2:43pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Men In America

In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 6:09 pm

The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby."
Luke Runyon KUNC

Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.

Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.

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1:35am

Fri July 18, 2014
StoryCorps

Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:32 am

Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses.
StoryCorps

For the past month, county clerks in Colorado have been challenging a ban on same-sex marriage by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

The Colorado Supreme Court is expected to rule on their actions any day now.

But few know that this is history repeating itself.

Back in 1975, when Clela Rorex was the newly elected county clerk in Boulder, she began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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12:01pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

Boulder County Clerk Cleared To Continue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2013. The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.
Credit Photo Phiend / Flickr-Creative Commons

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