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Gay rights activist to speak at UNL

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Gay rights activist Zach Wahls is scheduled to speak about families at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.    

Wahls' talk starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union on 14th and R streets.

The 21-year-old became famous for a viral YouTube video that showed him testifying at the Iowa House of Representatives about an amendment to ban gay marriage in the state.

Wahls was raised by lesbian parents who married in Iowa in 2009. He says his family isn't any different than other families. He now travels the country to advocate for gay-marriage rights.

Wahls spoke at the Democratic National Convention last year and thanked President Barack Obama for supporting gay marriage.

Event admission is free for university students and $5 for non-students.

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