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


VIDEO: Elton John commemorates victim of murderous hate crime in Russia

Elton John, the musical living legend, said he was committed to upholding his concerts scheduled in Russia, despite the country's anti-LGBT "propaganda laws" that continue to incite violence targeted at LGBT people in Russia. Today, Elton dedicated his show to a young man who lost his life to such an attack.

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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 6, 2013

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

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NYC Gay Men's Chorus to join Children's Choir for international-themed holiday cheer

One of the most accomplished amateur choruses in the city of New York will be spreading a musical message of unity at their multilingual concert, What a Wonderful World this holiday season.

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VIDEO: Elementary school officials rally to defend 9-year-old trans girl

Today, in feel-good news: A young girl in central Ohio named Keat has the love and support of her family, Highland Elementary School staff, and district's Superintendent as she experiences her first year following her transition.

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GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, December 5, 2013

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

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New York State comptroller calls on Olympic sponsors to take action, advocate for nondiscrimination

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."

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Student and politician team up to ban "ex-gay therapy" for kids

Alec Fischer, a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, is leading the movement to have the discredited practice of "ex-gay" (also known as "conversion" or "reparative") therapy for minors banned in his state. With help from Representative Karen Clark and more than 80,000 supporters, Alec's vision is on its way to becoming law.

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