Posts by Alexandra Bolles, Senior Strategist, Campaigns & External Engagement

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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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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Snapshots: GLAAD's new president, banning "ex-gay" therapy, & Harvey Milk

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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Honoring successes towards LGBT equality on #GivingTuesday

Last week, GLAAD gave thanks for the many strides made this year towards making the world a better place for LGBT people, their families, and their allies. As we look towards the coming year, we know there is much more work left to be done, and we need your help to do it.

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