Family

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Class action lawsuit challenges New York Medicaid's exclusion of transgender healthcare

Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two transgender women who have been denied access to medically necessary healthcare under a discriminatory Medicaid regulation.

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BREAKING: Presbyterian Church USA approves marriage equality

With a significant majority vote at its General Assembly today, the Presbyterian Church (USA) made marriage equality available to loving, committed couples of the same-sex by changing the language in the church's Book of Order from "a man and a woman" to "two persons."

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READ: 'Washington Times' running a special NOM #March4Marriage supplement in 6/19 paper

Apparently, the official media outlet for the National Organization for Marriage's #March4Marriage is the Washington Times. Take a look at what they will be printing.

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Wall Street Journal strikes again, claims LGBT asylum seekers have 'inside track'

For the second time in as many weeks, the Wall Street Journal has erred on covering LGBT issues, particularly transgender issues. Most recently in an article about asylum seekers from Honduras, writer Joel Millman paints a picture of an easy pipeline to asylum that unfairly favors LGBT applicants. The article trivializes the risk to LGBT people, writing “In some ways there's no better time to be gay in Honduras.”

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June 18, 2014

Meet two judges who just made history

Two openly gay judges, Darrin Gayles and Staci Yandle, joined the federal bench yesterday.

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VIDEO: Spiritual Leader visits GLAAD, shares 'Live to Love' philosophy

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, a spiritual leader for millions of Buddhists around the world, stopped by the GLAAD office recently to talk about LGBT advocacy and his charitable works.

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And the two princes live happily ever after: Gay fairytale released worldwide

The Princes and the Treasure, a fairytale children's book featuring two gay princes, was released around the world after its initial release in the United States earlier this year.

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June 19, 2014

Italy reverses decision to force divorce between a trans woman and her partner

When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.

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VIDEO: Texas dads denied parental rights to their own twin sons

The couple, to whom the extent of the legal rights they have over their babies has not been made clear, are resolved to protect the boys. They are not giving up on getting the state to recognize them as the family they know they are.

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