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Boy Scouts reaffirm discriminatory policy, refuse meeting with Jennifer Tyrrell

CNN’s LZ Granderson broke news today that the Boy Scouts of America will stand by its discriminatory policy that resulted in the ousting of Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell as scout leader of her son’s Boy Scouts troop because she’s gay.Read More

EEOC Says Transgender Federal Employees Covered by Civil Rights Act

On April 20, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an agency of the United States Government that oversees federal employment discrimination, issued an official opinion stating that employment discrimination against transgender Americans violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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What to Watch: Tuesday, April 24

Glee covers the hits of Whitney Houston, Fashion Star contestants team up with the mentors for a unique challenge, plus the series premieres of The L.A. Complex and David Bromstad's The White Room Challenge.Read More

Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Graces Front Page of Iowa Newspaper

In a rare and poignant display of outspoken advocacy, Iowa's Sioux City Journal devoted the entire front page of its popular Sunday edition to a powerful anti-bullying message (and image).

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April 23, 2012

OMG from Yahoo! Launches "Out and Proud in Hollywood" Tab in Conjunction with the #glaadawards

OMG! from Yahoo! has come out of the closet to celebrate the GLAAD Media awards. The site that gives the latest dose of celebrity goodness has created a new "Out and Proud in Hollywood" tab.Read More

April 23, 2012

Israel's Conservative Rabbinical Seminary Votes to Accept Gay and Lesbian Students

On Thursday, April 19, the board of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies voted nearly-unanimously to reverse this ban and will start accepting gay and lesbian students beginning next year. Rabbi Mauricio Balter, President of the Israeli Conservative Movement Rabbinical Assembly, is supportive of the vote.

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