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Marriage equality comes to Alabama

On Friday evening, the United States District Court for the 11th Circuit in Alabama struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade found that the Alabama Constitution and the Alabama Code containing these prohibitions are unconstitutional because they violated the due process clause and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

26th Annual GLAAD Media Award nominees recognize outstanding stories about the trans community #glaadawards

Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. This year, the Time magazine cover story titled "The Transgender Tipping Point" received a nomination for Outstanding Magazine Article, and given the other numerous stories about transgender people receiving nominations this year, it would seem the headline was accurate.

Y los nominados para la vigesima sexta edicion de los Premios GLAAD son... #glaadawards

GLAAD anuncio los nominados para la 26ª edición de los Premios GLAAD para los Medios de Comunicación. Las ceremonias se daran a cabo el 21 de marzo en Los Angeles y el 9 de mayo en Nueva York. Mas informacion estara disponible en el sitio web. Felicite a los nominados en twitter usando la etiqueta #glaadawards.

26th Annual GLAAD Media Award nominees highlight racial diversity in media representations #glaadawards

This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Many of the nominated films, television series and journalism pieces reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, including the stories of LGBT people of color.

Gary Sinise bows out of Legatus summit, followed by Bret Baier and Pete Coors

The conservative Catholic organization Legatus is finding that its extreme and alienating anti-LGBT rhetoric is harming its reputation and ability to retain mainstream speakers. Just this week, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and Molson Coors chairman Pete Coors, have all cancelled appearances at the Legatus annual conference, citing the controversial and extreme positions the organization has taken in regard to the LGBT community.

Take a look at some GLAAD Southern Stories from 2014

This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.

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