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Victory for Coy Mathis!

June 23, 2013

This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.

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Upstairs Lounge fire gets publicity after 40 years of silence

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge fire, the biggest hate-fueled mass-murder in LGBT history, read about what inspired one gay man to write a musical about a crime that you may never have heard of.

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The end of Exodus International brings mixed responses

While many people are relieved with the announcement of Exodus International closing, many are also skeptical about the possible motives behind the apology and demise of the organization.

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June 21, 2013

American Apparel debuts first-ever LGBT-inclusive tees in partnership with GLAAD

GLAAD and American Apparel, the downtown Los Angeles based clothing manufacturer, today announced a renewal of their LGBT Pride partnership with a newly designed shirt to be released in conjunction with LGBT Pride Month. Read More

Openly gay imams serve as an affirming gleam of hope in Muslim LGBT community

Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.

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GLAAD, Google+ and YouTube are proud to love. Are you?

During the last weeks of June leading up to June 30th, GLAAD and other LGBT organizations will be participating in a #ProudToLove campaign on Google+/YouTube.Read More