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What to Watch Weekend 8/2-4: Season finale of Randy to the Rescue

August 2, 2013
This weekend, catch all new episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and True Blood, and check out the season finale of Randy to the Rescue.Read More

 
August 1, 2013

The Olympic Games Facebook page policy is amended after LGBT community speaks out

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its social media moderation policy in response to advocates who pointed out concerning language contained in the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual" section that sanctioned the use of the phrase "that's so gay."

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California teen delivers petition to bring equality and protection to transgender students

Transgender high school student Ashton Lee of Manteca, California, delivered nearly 6,000 petition signatrues to Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento office, in support of a pending bill which would provide protection for transgender students in the state.

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Study: Gay and lesbian teachers fear retaliation in face of homophobia at school

According to a recent study, LGBT teachers are less likely to intervene when they encounter homophobia in the classroom or staff rooms - often in fear of losing their jobs.

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August 1, 2013

Gaymer X - the first LGBT video game convention - taking place in San Francisco this weekend

This weekend, the highly anticipated Gaymer X convention will finally take place in San Francisco; just under a year since it made headlines for a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in nearly four times its original goal. Gaymer X will be the first LGBT gaming convention focused on queer gamer culture, and is being staged in SF's Japan Town district on August 3rd and 4th.

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August 1, 2013

Comedian Josh Thomas speaks with GLAAD about 'Please Like Me' and his US debut

Though he's still relatively unknown in America, comedian Josh Thomas has already made quite a name for himself back in his home country of Australia for his award-winning standup and acclaimed TV comedy series 'Please Like Me.' Now thanks to the newly-launched Pivot TV network, American audiences will get a chance to check out Josh's brand of clever/awkward comedy for themselves starting tonight. GLAAD spoke with Josh in advance of his show's premiere.Read More