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imageLGBT headlines reveal Broadway baby defending gay friends, Obama doing Elena Kagan a solid, another “’Gaymazing’ Race,” calling out “Modern Family” and “Family Guy,” plus gay news in the courts, crimes, classroom and clashes.

Obama picks gay-friendly Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan (top photo). Let the confirmation process, including questions regarding sexual orienation and gay rights, commence.

U.S. District Court hears arguments against DOMA. The federal court in Boston opened the case Thursday of three widowers and eight gay couples legally married in Massachusetts that the federal marriage law is unconstitutional.

image Facebook campaign seeks gay kiss on “Modern Family.” People are “liking” the idea by the thousand, and comparing representations of the gay couple with straight spouses on the show (second photo)

Baltimore to get center for gay youth. The drop-in center looks to be open for business by the start of the school year in the fall.

Lithuania holds first gay rights march amid protests. About 500 people marched Saturday as police held back some 1,000 protestors.

image Kristen Chenoweth fires back at Newsweek for criticizing gay actors in straight roles. The Broadway superstar and recurring “Glee” actress (third photo) lambasts the article in defense of her famous gay friends.

Friend charged with murder of gay teenager in Scotland. Police are still working to determine motive in the violent attack that also injured another schoolmate.

Hope College upholds anti-gay policy. Trustees of the Michigan school declined to drop the policy that condemns homosexual acts and gay advocacy, though there is hope it will be amended in committee. This is the school that rescinded an invitation to host Oscar-winning “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

image Another “’Gaymazing’ Race” finale. Gay Jordan and his gayish brother Daniel (bottom photo, r-l) took home the prize, besting the Models and the Cowboys.

“Family Guy” trans episode: funny or completely offensive? The blogosphere erupts.

Gay Jewish dad can’t bring surrogate-born twins back to Israel. He’s been stuck in an Indian Foreign Ministry for two months after a judge refused to approve a paternity test.

Lesbian candidate could be a first in Ohio House. The state has yet to see an openly gay legislator.

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