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Virginia athletic club lets gay family join, but still won't call them that

The Roanoke Athletic Club in Virginia changed its “Family Membership” policy this week after two men filed a lawsuit against RAC.

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Media Fails in Coverage of Trans Hotel Employee in Florida

While this story deals with a sensitive issue of an alleged crime, the media has largely disregarded basic respect for Vanessa and her identity. Several news outlets have used wrong pronouns and called Vanessa the wrong name, misrepresented her gender identity, and even referred to her with derogatory slurs.

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Introducing "Familia Es Familia": A Groundbreaking Latino & LGBT Public Education Campaign

Yesterday at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)'s annual conference, twenty-one leading national Hispanic/Latino organizations announced their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called "Familia es Familia," which aims to strengthen Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of their LGBT family members.

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Orange County Youth Speak Out to Support Seth's Law Against LGBT Bullying

On July 1, Seth’s Law (AB9) and AB1156 became a reality and California schools are now required to enact anti-bullying policies. Some young adults in Orange County are making sure that teens feel empowered to cite these laws if they experience bullying or discrimination. And they have some famous friends helping them including Betty DeGeneres, Ellen’s mom.Read More

July 9, 2012

Google begins its worldwide "Legalize Love" campaign

Google announces a new campaign "Legalize Love" in an attempt to change discrimnation against LGBT people and create equality in the workplace worldwide.

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Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner, makes history again

Rep. Barney Frank on Saturday married his longtime partner Jim Ready, and became the first U.S. congressman to marry somebody of the same-sex. About 300 people, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. John Kerry, attended the ceremony in Newton, Mass.

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