Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released our annual Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2012. Last year saw unprecedented progress for LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities in the United States. In that same year, 25 people were killed due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. And those are the confirmed and reported homicides that NCAVP knew about – there could very well be more.
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A group of boy scouts and adult volunteers led by 18-year-old Eagle Scout Kenji Mikesell proudly marched in Salt Lake City’s gay pride parade last weekend, ignoring orders from a higher official that told them it was prohibited.
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For startups, non-profits, and numerous socially driven initiatives, crowdfunding has shown itself to be an important mode of raising money. But does crowdfunding work equally across race and gender lines?