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Study: Gay and lesbian teachers fear retaliation in face of homophobia at school

According to a recent study, LGBT teachers are less likely to intervene when they encounter homophobia in the classroom or staff rooms - often in fear of losing their jobs.

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TAKE ACTION: UNC Board of Governors to ban all-gender housing on all campuses

Campus Pride has brought attention to a disturbing development in the making for the University of North Carolina (UNC) school system. The UNC Board of Governors is considering banning all-gender housing on all 17 UNC campuses.

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Court rules lesbian widow must receive survivor’s benefits

A federal court has determined that a lesbian widow is entitled to her late spouse’s benefits partly on the basis that Illinois civil union law is sufficient for federal purposes — a view that differs from the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.

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July 30, 2013
July 29, 2013

GLAAD joins LGBTQ orgs to urge NYC council to ban discriminatory profiling, despite Bloomberg veto

National and local groups hail historic protections against profiling based on race, sexual orientation and gender identity; urge legislators to override veto.

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