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Atlanta's Emory University to hear #SouthernStories from openly transgender ministers

For the first time, two openly transgender ministers are scheduled to preach at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory's LGBT student organization Sacred Worth organized a week of education, entitled “Trans*forming Christianity.”

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Elton John writes op-ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling to #KeepGAOpen

Sir Elton John penned an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in opposition to Georgia's Senate Bill 129, or the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." The bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against others—including LGBT Georgians.

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"The Guys Next Door" needs your help telling a gay family's moving story

Between the two of them, Amy and Allie's credits include films and productions for PBS, the BBC, MTV, National Geographic, and more. This current project has already garnered acclaim, including from the iconic country band, the Dixie Chicks.

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Trans people are protesting proposed discriminatory legislation

Across North America, legislation is targeting transgender and gender nonconforming peoples' ability to use the correct public bathroom and locker room. But, they are fighting back to attain the right to these public areas.

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VIDEO: Students promote marriage equality in moving school project

In a short and touching video, two young girls from Scarsdale, New York, courageously promote the cause for marriage equality.

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Eric Holder puts Justice Department on the right side of marriage equality history

Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection.

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Discriminatory bills across the country would punish transgender people using public bathrooms

A flurry of bills have been introduced which seek to limit a transgender person's ability to use the public bathroom in alignment with their gender identity. The discriminatory bills are founded on debunked information and criminalize people for their gender identity.

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GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons

The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.

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February 26, 2015

The value of LGBT equality in the workplace

The US economy could save $9 billion annually if organizations were more effective at implementing diversity and inclusion policies for LGBT staff.

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