President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

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This summer’s Pride coverboy  is Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. You can read the cover story and see the first set of images on Advocate.com. Above, are two outtakes from the shoot, photographed by M. Sharkey in New York City. After the jump, see a behind-the-scenes GIF of Jesse’s mean encounter with his collection of bowties and an industrial fan. —Scott McPherson

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In a 30-37 vote, the Minnesota State Senate approved a marriage equality bill today. The governor is expected to sign the legislation on Tuesday. In addition to Washington D.C., this brings the total number of states with marriage equality to 12!  —Scott McPherson

In a 30-37 vote, the Minnesota State Senate approved a marriage equality bill today. The governor is expected to sign the legislation on Tuesday. In addition to Washington D.C., this brings the total number of states with marriage equality to 12!  —Scott McPherson

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TIME magazine released the April 8, 2013 issue today in two editions. One cover featuring a gay couple, and the other a lesbian couple, locking lips. The portraits are by photographer Peter Hapak, and outtakes of the couples, including additional duos that didn’t make the cover, can be seen here. The kissing men are real-life couple, film and television set designer Eric LaBonté & his domestic partner Russell Hart, a hair salon owner. Living in Los Angeles, the two have been together for 7 years and engaged since 2010. Says LaBonté (right):

"My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”

See the second cover, which features Sarah and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of Sea Cliff, N.Y., after the jump.

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The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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These three license plates above won’t be placed on any cars in Georgia anytime soon. James Cyrus Gilbert, a resident of Atlanta, is suing the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services for rejecting three different requests for gay-themed vanity license plates. Gilbert believes the decision is political, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "If I want I could get a tag that said straight man, but because it had gay on it, it’s not available." 

GALA, Yale’s LGBT Alumni group, plans to hold its second reunion in February of 2013, and have released this compilation music video as an invitation of sorts. The performers sing and dance in a production that includes songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Born This Way,” and “Love on Top,” just to name a few. Check it out for yourself below:

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According to this hilarious video by CollegeHumor.com, if straight men don’t allow gay men to marry, then gay men will just marry their girlfriends. Watch the full video above.

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Advocate Art Dept Mitt Romney Vanity Fair
There’s been reports that republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had a reputation for being quite the prankster and bully in his formative years. Taking this idea, and running with it (very very creatively), Vanity Fair depicts those years in a slideshow imagining eight faux photos from his high school yearbook. The above image has a young and jokingly effeminate Romney limp-wristed and clearly mocking gay classmates. Vanity Fair's caption reads “Uproarious old Mitt does his best Liberace!”

What would your caption say?