Blogs by Alexandra Bolles, Programs and Communications Fellow
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Lucien Tessier and his younger brother, Pascal, have several things in common: they're both gay, dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and determined advocates for equality in scouting. In a recent commentary piece for The Guardian, Lucien reflected on the strides made in the movement for equality in scouting while considering the work that's left to be done.
BOYS, An Anthology, a collaborative book that explores the lives of LGBT men around the world, was released in fall 2013 at #1 on the Amazon.com Gay & Lesbian eBook and print book charts. To celebrate, a launch party will be held this Sunday at Akbar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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.
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.