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Chaz Bono Leaves Dancing with the Stars, but Still a Great Victory for Transgender Visibility

October 25, 2011
Unlike many of his competitors, Chaz Bono didn't come into Dancing With the Stars with a lifetime of training in performance or athletics behind him, but nevertheless he showed how far someone can go and improve through hard work and perseverance. What's more, Chaz allowed millions upon millions of viewers to learn a little more about him with each passing week and quickly became the world's most well-known transgender person.Read More

Pro-LGBT Billboard Initiative a Go after Some Opposition

Days after the Holland City Council refused to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and the Lansing city council members unanimously opposed a measure that would dissolve numerous anti-discrimination laws in the state, Michigan advocates are speaking out about CBS Outdoor and its initial refusal to run a pro-LGBT billboard campaign.

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Report Highlights Disparities Facing LGBT Families

Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Family Equality Council, and the Center for American Progress, in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and COLAGE, released a comprehensive report on the hardships faced by children of LGBT parents in the United States.

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October 25, 2011

Grassroots Group Named for Gay Soldier Speaks Out For Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Joining the ranks of marriage equality supporters is a grassroots organization called Andrew’s Round Table, formed this year by the parents of Corporal Andrew Wilfahrt, a 31-year-old gay soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in February.Read More

Spirit Day: Worship & Puppets

Spirit Day was celebrated October 20, and on that day, we saw numerous businesses, celebrities, denominations, and even the White House go purple to show support for LGBT youth and safe schools. However, many worshipping communities held their commemoration until they gathered for weekend services. Now that “Spirit Weekend” is over, we offer you a couple of examples of what congregations did to address bullying in worship.Read More