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Florence House, homeless women's shelter, sets best practices for trans women

As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.

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Video: Get Konnected - Boston's colorful networking crowd

Get Konnected! is Boston’s first and only urban bi-monthly professional and business networking event the brings together urban and international professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs of diverse cultures, across industries and sectors to enrich and enhance their professional development, forged new business and social relationships, and expand their personal, business and professional networks.

July 15, 2013

Video: To get married, they left Ohio

John Arthur’s been a patient of Crossroads since March, but it wasn’t until June 26 that he settled on his notion of a perfect day. That morning the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. As he watched the announcement from a medical bed in his Over-the-Rhine condo, Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, decided that they wanted to marry.

July 15, 2013


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