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QueerView June 13: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

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Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled "QueerView."

Why This Author Thinks The LGBT Community Shouldn't Settle For Tolerance
Josh discusses the book "The Tolerance Trap" by Suzanna Danuta Walters.

Why Changing Your Gender Marker On Your Birth Certificate Should Be Easier
The American Medical Association believes that transgender people shouldn't have to undergo surgery in order to change their birth certificate.

What It's Like To Be LGBT In Brussels
Michiel Vanackere joins Josh to talk about what the LGBT community is like in Brussels.

Rick Perry's LGBT Analogy: Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism
Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism and Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma, got into a debate on Facebook last summer in which he advocated killing homosexuals.

The Most LGBT-Friendly Cities May Surprise You
What is life like for the queer community in the United States?

Laverne Cox Talks Performing In Nightclubs, 'Orange Is The New Black', More
Laverne Cox has wanted to perform for as long as she can remember.

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Rick Perry's gay fixation

Man's beating at Detroit gay pride festival caught on tape

Lawmakers ask SF archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

Van Hollen: Clerks issuing licenses to gay couples could be charged

Kenan Gay murder case ready for the jury

Shanghai Full of Pride: China's 'Most Gay-Friendly City' Prepares to Celebrate