Actress and gay rights supporter Patty Duke dies at 69

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Actress and LGBT activist Patty Duke has died. She was 69.

Duke has long been a supporter of LGBT rights, over the years raising money to fight HIV/AIDS. In 2013, Duke, alongside Meredith Baxter, guest starred as a lesbian couple on Glee. Their characters helped mentor a young gay couple on the show.

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Canadian prime minister stands with LGBT community

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Go Canada! Dreamy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to make sure the LGBT community knows that he is with them. Trudeau will become the first Canadian prime minister to march in Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.

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Woman arrested as same-sex couple gets Alabama marriage license

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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama woman is facing a disorderly conduct charge after offering to perform a same-sex wedding inside a courthouse.

Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger says the woman was arrested Feb. 10 in the probate office.

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Latvia’s foreign minister tweets that he’s gay

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RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia’s foreign minister has announced on Twitter that he’s gay, becoming the first openly gay Cabinet member in the Baltic country.

The announcement by Edgars Rinkevics, 41, was welcomed by gay rights activists as an important step in a part of Europe where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people often complain of discrimination.

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