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GUEST POST: October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

October, 26th 2013 is International Intersex Awareness Day. An estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that does not seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. In recent years, affected adults have begun raising awareness by coming out publicly and questioning the existing model of medical treatment.

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October 25, 2013

Western Michigan University launches mentorship program for LGBT graduates

Western Michigan University started The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Career Mentorship Program to help LGBT graduates better prepare for the many challenges they will face when they enter the job market.

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October 25, 2013

New Jersey Marriage Equality advocates pursue state law reinforcing court's decision

New Jersey lawmakers are now deciding what needs to be done to pass a law reinforcing the trial court's decision on marriage equality.

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October 25, 2013

LGBT CEOs pressed to advance the movement

Christopher Bailey's appointment as CEO of Burberry emphasized some of the steps made in workplace diversity, but there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done.

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October 25, 2013

LGBT youth disproportionately represented among homeless youth

A report from the Center for American Progress showed LGBT youth are at a far greater risk of winding up homeless and being abused on the streets.

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'The Hill' runs FRC's opinion, helps push factually inaccurate smears

Whenever you hear that Cathy Ruse and Peter Sprigg have managed to place a commentary in a mainstream news outlet like The Hill, you know it's going to be a biased piece that seeks to say whatever it can to justify the obviously anti-LGBT stance that is ingrained within the commentators.

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In Kentucky, one United Way stops funding Boy Scouts as another considers withdrawing

The United Way of the Bluegrass will not make its usual $96,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America's Blue Grass Council this year due to the Scouts' continued ban on gay adults, it was reported this week.

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October 24, 2013

Michigan Governor side steps questions on expanding LGBT equality

When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was asked "are you ready to expand state civil rights to include gays?", the governor dodged the question. When a follow up question was asked, Gov. Snyder "chuckled".

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