Posts by Aaron McQuade

Delaware set to become 11th state with marriage equality

May 7, 2013

Today the Delaware senate passed marriage equality with a vote of 12-9.

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May 6, 2013

Cleveland Plain Dealer admits ignorance on trans issues

Cleveland Plain Dealer Reader Representative Ted Diadiun wrote a column this week talking about the controversy that erupted over the paper's disrespectful mis-handling of a story that involves a transgender woman.

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May 1, 2013

Cleveland Plain Dealer to meet with local trans advocates after GLAAD outreach

Following a series of stories that mis-gendered and dehumanized a transgender murder victim in Cleveland, the Plain Dealer newspaper has agreed to meet with local transgender advocates.

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April 30, 2013

GLAAD and local advocates addressing horrific coverage of transgender murder victim

GLAAD, Equality Ohio, TransOhio and Cleveland's LGBT Community Center are working to address anti-transgender local coverage of the story of a Cleveland transgender woman, Cemia Acoff, who was found dead earlier this month.

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April 29, 2013

NBA's Jason Collins comes out, makes history

In a Sports Illustrated article published online on Monday, 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first out gay active male pro athlete in the history of America's major leagues.

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April 22, 2013

Brothers petitioning BSA to lift ban so both can be Eagle Scouts

Lucien Tessier, 20, and Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, are openly gay brothers petitioning the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end their anti-gay ban – so that Pascal may receive his Eagle Award li

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April 9, 2013

Thousands calling for Smith College to stop discriminating against trans women

More than three thousand people have joined a Smith College student group in their call for an end to Smith's refusal to even consider the applications of certain trans women.

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April 3, 2013

Rutgers must fire basketball coach Mike Rice after violent, anti-gay tirade made public

GLAAD is calling for Rutgers University to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him using anti-gay slurs to berate players at practices, while being physically violent.

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