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Pan American Health Organization Denounces So-Called “Conversion” Therapies

Today, May 17, on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Pan American Health Organization released a position statement in which it denounced so-called “conversion therapies,” and called for government, media and academia to take appropriate measures to condemn these practices and to educate the public

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GLAAD Observes International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO, which is observed annually on May 17, has become a time of reflection on the state of equality and a time to take action towards furthering the well-being and legal protection of LGBT people worldwide.

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May 17, 2012

The LGBT Community Remembers Donna Summer

Singer and LGBT icon Donna Summer passed away in Florida this morning at age 63, according to TMZ. Since the very beginnings of her career in the 1970s, Summer was a gay icon and indelible symbol of the disco-era.

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NY Times Trans Exploitation Generates Community Response

Following an incredibly exploitative piece in the New York Times about the death of transgender woman Lorena Escalera in a fire this past weekend, and the newspaper’s subsequent refusal to acknowledge the true problems with their story, transgender advocates and allies have generated a powerful response asserting the immense hurt felt by so many over this coverage.

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What to Watch: Thursday, May 17

Tonight's season finale of Grey's Anatomy has the doctors fighting for their lives; while on Scandal's season finale the team rushes to help Quinn, and Cyrus turns to Olivia for help.Read More

Noted contrarian questions #GLAADCAP; We answer

Consultant and #glaadcap contributor Jeremy Hooper answers some criticisms the project has received from the man who was the star witness for the anti-gay side in the Prop 8 trial.

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