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PHOTOS: Texas faith leaders call for end to anti-LGBT discrimination
With political battles over marriage and nondiscrimination measures heating up, hundreds of clergy and other people of faith gathered at the Texas Capitol today to call on lawmakers to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Oregon's Kate Brown will become America's first ever openly bisexual governor
She will make history as the nation's first ever openly bisexual sitting governor, the only openly LGBT state governor at the moment, and just the second openly LGBT governor in America.
Join faith leaders to call for LGBT equality at the Texas state capitol
On Tuesday, clergy and faith leaders from across the state will gather at the Texas Capitol to issue calls – rooted in faith and Texas values – for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
NJ judge to "ex-gay" programs: Being LGBT is not a disorder
Today, a New Jersey judge ruled that so-called "ex-gay" programs can't represent that being LGBT is a disorder in marketing materials. This is a part of a lawsuit that "ex-gay" survivors and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have against the Jewish "ex-gay" program, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH).
Photos: Take a look at GLAAD around Creating Change
GLAAD staff was all over the annual Creating Change conference in Denver this last week. We were fortunate to meet with several LGBT organizational partners, do presentations on using the media to advance equality, and even get to do some media advocacy work in Denver!
PHOTOS: Marriage equality comes to Alabama
Despite some last-minute legal resistance, marriages for loving and committed same-sex couples have commenced in Alabama.
CUNY Graduate Center becomes first school to instate gender-inclusive language policy
The school is thought to be the first to implement such a policy, meant to show inclusivity and respect to the diversity of gender identities.
Appeals court denies holding off any longer, marriage equality begins in Alabama February 9
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Alabama’s request to extend a stay in two federal court rulings in favor of the freedom to marry. This means that the stay will expire on February 9th and same-sex couples in Alabama will subsequently be able to marry.