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Georgia advocates rally for transgender man allegedly threatened and called "it" by police

A transgender man, Juan Evans, in East Point, Georgia, says he was pulled over by local police for speeding, only to be harassed, called "it," and threatened with a genital search, according to a video released by the SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition). The video shows Evans recounting the incident he endured on October 23 after he was pulled over.

GLAAD launches new "Southern Stories" program at GLAAD Atlanta

GLAAD Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism

Florida cities to the state: Let marriage equality begin

Tampa, St, Petersburg, Orlando, and Miami Beach all file joint amicus Brief in support of the plaintiffs suing for same-sex marriage. Many popular LGBT towns are also joining to show their support Wilton Manors, Biscayne Park which is in Miami-Dade County, also the government of Broward County who had approved a same-sex marriage resolution in June.

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