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Hot Sheet: September 19, 2014

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include gays in the military, Faking It, Space Station 76, and How to Get Away With Murder.

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t.A.T.u. Singer OK with Lesbians, But Being Gay Is 'Unmanly'

Russian singer Julia Volkova says gay men have 'no right to be a fag,' but that women should be able to love whomever they want.

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U.S. Census Will Finally Count Gay, Lesbian Families

But the Census Bureau will only consider legally married same-sex couples in its new definition of 'family.'

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WATCH: Students Silence Antigay Preacher With Love Song

Students at James Madison University found a peaceful, creative way to counter the hateful messages of a homophobic preacher on campus.

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Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Take Over NBC's Figure Skating Commentary

The fashionable darlings of the figure skating world are back on NBC, possibly bumping longtime commentators Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic from the anchor's desk.

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As Support for North Carolina's Equal Marriage Grows, Voters Want to Weigh in

Two years after approving a constitutional marriage ban, voters have grown more sympathetic to marriage equality, according to a new pair of polls.

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WATCH: Straight Dad Punched For Calling Out Antigay Slurs

A South Dakota man is nursing a black eye and head injury after he confronted a woman he heard use antigay slurs outside a local bar.

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PHOTOS: The 12th Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Attendance was down this year due to fighting in the Gaza strip over the summer.

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Southern Governor Fights Same-Sex Marriage — And Lesbian Divorce

Governor Phil Bryant has aligned himself with the antigay Alliance Defending Freedom in opposing the state's sole challenge to its marriage ban.

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North Carolina Congressman Says Businesses Shouldn't Be Forced to Hire Gays

North Carolina Representative Robert Pittenger doubled down on previous comments that firing gay people was a freedom for business owners to enjoy.

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Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives

Does the world despise our voices, or is it just us?

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Op-ed: These Lesbians Will Break Your Heart

While Ilene Chaiken's earlier series depicted the lives of lesbians in glamorous L.A., her latest project is her realest yet.

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PHOTOS: Love Is Love Continues Capturing Happy Couples

Seeing images of loving LGBT couples continues to move the needle of acceptance forward. Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew are normalizing same-sex love.

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Op-ed: Gay People Raising Kids Has Shifted From Downfall to Salvation

In less than a decade, our families have gone from a tactic to block marriage equality to one of the best arguments for legal relationship recognition.

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Egyptian Police Ensnare Gay Men Using Grindr

Reports have emerged that Egyptian authorities are exploiting Grindr's mapping power to entrap and arrest gay men.

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Arkansas Officials Lock Horns Over Marriage Ban

Dueling briefs from government officials disagree over the constitutionality of the state's marriage ban.

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ISIS Propaganda Claims Gays Are 'Pedophiles,' 'Animals'

A propaganda video hoping to recruit new fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria warns about the dangers of gay teachers in 'infidel' schools.

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Texas: Cops, Clergy Come Out in Support of Same-Sex Couples

Texas law enforcement officials, clergy, business owners, and first responders are showing support for marriage equality.

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MTV's 'Faking It' Introduces Intersex Character

MTV's LGBT-themed teen dramedy will explore a less commonly visible aspect of gender variance in its second season.

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Midwest Marriage Equality Depends on Cases in Neighboring States

Marriage is on hold for now in Indiana and Wisconsin, with a stay that the Supreme Court could lift within a month, or prolong into 2015.

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