Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud speaks at the Pride Parade and Festival in Portland, Maine, on June 21. Michaud, who is openly gay, is running for governor with the backing of national LGBT groups. Susan Sharon/NPR hide caption

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In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights

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Couples kiss during the Athens gay pride parade last June. Last month, activists organized a "kiss-in" during a church service run by a Greek Orthodox bishop who has threatened to excommunicate politicians supporting same-sex unions. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

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Activists protest Uganda's anti-gay legislation in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. LGBT status has been grounds for asylum in the U.S. since 1994, but winning refugee status can be difficult, particularly for people who are unable to obtain visas to the U.S. before applying. Dai Kurokawa /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

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Earlier this month, Hal Faulkner (left), 79, received his new papers from two Marines after having his military status changed to "honorable discharge." Faulkner died Tuesday. Courtesy of Phil Latzman hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Quil Lawrence on the death of Hal Faulkner

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Sept. 25: Police detain a gay rights activist in Moscow. The poster, adorned with Olympic rings, reads "Homophobia is the shame of Russia!" Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Several same-sex couples hold a group wedding ceremony Monday at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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A federal appeals court has reversed an injunction that kept California's law banning conversion therapy from taking effect. This composite image shows sate Sen. Ted Lieu, left, who introduced the original bill, and David Pickup, a marriage and family therapist who is a plaintiff in the suit against it. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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