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Bibliophile | Amy Bloom explores two White Houses, home to secret love

White Houses by Amy Bloom Allen & Unwin Although Amy Bloom states that she worked from books by actual historians, the creative writing professor declares her book a work of fiction, from beginning to end. There are certainly numerous facts to work from. Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House for a record four terms – […]

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US Olympian Adam Rippon says he would not visit the White House

US Olympian Adam Rippon says he would not visit the White House

American figure skater Adam Rippon will be the first athlete, who has shared that they are same-sex attracted, to represent the USA at the Winter Olympics. When Rippon heads to the games in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month he’ll also the oldest male contestant the USA has had in his sport. The 28 year old is […]

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White house omits Gauthier Destenay from photo caption

White house omits Gauthier Destenay from photo caption

The White House omitted naming the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister when it posted a photo of the partners of NATO leaders to it’s Facebook page. The photo of architect Gauthier Destenay, who is married to Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel made headlines around this world this week. When the picture by photographer Andrea Hanks was first posted […]

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‘Check It’: Steve Buscemi documentary focuses on homeless LGBT gang

‘Check It’: Steve Buscemi documentary focuses on homeless LGBT gang

♦ Actor Steve Buscemi premieres documentary on homeless LGBT gang at Tribeca Cult icon Steve Buscemi has premiered a new production at Tribeca Film Festival that focuses on the lives of a group of homeless LGBT youth in Washington DC. ‘Check It’ is a documentary film that follows a gang of black transgender and gay youth known […]

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First trans staffer at the White House appointed LGBT liaison

First trans staffer at the White House appointed LGBT liaison

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has become the first trans person to hold the position of LGBT liaison at the White House. Freedman-Gurspan made history last year when she became the first openly trans staff member at the White House, becoming outreach and recruitment director in the President’s personnel office. Ms Freedman-Gurspan has had a long history as […]

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Watershed marriage plaintiff invited to Obama’s State of the Union

Watershed marriage plaintiff invited to Obama’s State of the Union

Jim Obergefell, the man who lodged the case that took marriage equality to the US Supreme Court, has been invited to attend President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address as a special guest. Obergefell will join First Lady Michelle Obama along with 22 other Americans who made great achievements during the President’s terms. […]

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