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April 19, 2013

Show about high school glee club has gay couples and transgender character

In a major vote of confidence, Fox announced today that it has renewed Glee for two more seasons.

The show, currently in its fourth year, includes several LGBT characters including gay glee club members Kurt and Blaine, lesbian cheerleader Santana, and transgender student named Unique.

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy in 2010 for her performance as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and openly gay actor Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his performance as Kurt.

January 1, 2013

Several gay and lesbian couples celebrated the arrival of the New Year with marriage across the state of Maryland

Seven gay couples were married on the New Year’s first moments, in Maryland, with thousands of same-sex couples to follow, after the state legalized gay marriage.

The couples were pronounced lawfully married at half past midnight during a ceremony on New Year's Day (1 January 2013) in Baltimore's City Hall, the state's largest city.

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated at the wedding of the first of the couples, 68-year-old James Scales and 60-year-old William Tasker.

The couple have been together for 35 years.