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Palm Center, known for DADT research, receives $1.35 million for trans military service studies

On July 30, 2013, it was announced that the Palm Center, best known for its extensive research that revealed the discriminatory and baseless nature of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, will receive $1.35 million in grants from the Tawani Foundation to conduct studies on transgender service in the U.S. military.

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July 29, 2013

Pope Francis brushes aside anti-gay past, claims no judgment against gay people

During a Monday press conference, Pope Francis responded to questions about a reported "gay lobby" within the Vatican.

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United Nations launches Free & Equal for LGBT people around the world

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.

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The same myths about ENDA are appearing in San Antonio's non-discrimination ordinance

San Antonio city council is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination ordinance. However, the lies and misinformation that are being spread by anti-LGBT activists in Texas mirror those that are being made about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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Tell the whole story: churches ready to support abandoned Boy Scout Troops

When a church kicks out a Boy Scout troop because the organization will allow gay boys to join, there are many lining up to welcome the troop. That's the trend, but it's rarely the whole story.

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What has happened on the marriage front since DOMA? Lots.

Are you wondering what's been happening since the Supreme Court decision on DOMA? We wrote a blog about it before, but the change has been happening so fast, we've compiled a roundup of some of the newer exciting steps toward equality being made across the US.

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July 24, 2013

Jewish daily newspaper describes struggles faced by transgender campers

The Jewish Daily Forward published a piece today describing the difficulties faced by transgender campers, with a focus on those attending Jewish summer camps.

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Violent preaching video targets not LGBT couples, but their clergy allies

Matt Brown, the lead pastor of Sandals Church in Riverside, California, preached to his congregation about whether they should attend the wedding of a gay or lesbian couple. He spoke of being the best neighbor possible to the LGBT couple, but had particularly violent words for clergy who bless the marriage.
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