Posts by Alexandra Bolles, Senior Strategist, Global and US South

Italy's first trans former MP and Pussy Riot members among those arrested in Russia

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.

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Snapshots: Latin American advocates delegation, Trans advocates media training, LGBT Russians on Valentine's Day, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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The Advocate's op-ed reflects on significance of Facebook's new gender identity options

Allison Palmer, GLAAD's former Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, worked closely with Facebook as the social networking site prepared to greatly expand users' gender identity options. This week, she reflected on the significance of this development in an op-ed for The Advocate's website.

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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 18, 2014

Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org.

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Join Janet Mock on Google+ for a book reading and conversation today at 3PM EST

At 3PM EST today, join trans advocate Janet Mock as she reads live from her New York Times Best Selling memoir, Redefining Realness, and answer questions from you and all participants via Google+.

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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, February 14, 2014

Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org.

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Kansas and Tennessee work to legalize religious-based discrimination

Earlier this week, bills backing religious-based discrimination against the LGBT community advanced in both Kansas and Tennessee. Kansas passed its bill when, around the same time, a similar bill was introduced in Tennessee.Read More

The politics of sobriety in the LGBT community, according to historian Jen Manion

Substance abuse and sobrierty within the LGBT community were recently unpacked in an op-ed by Jen Manion, advocate and Connecticut College history professor, featured on The Advocate's website.

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