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November 26, 2013

Illinois court allows terminally ill lesbian to marry "the love of her life" before she dies

An Illinois state court has granted a temporary restraining order to Vernita Gray and her soon to be wife Patricia Ewert, so the two can get married before the effective date of Illinois' recently signed marriage equality law and before Vernita possibly loses her battle with cancer.

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Help Minnesota ban harmful "ex-gay" therapy

Alec Fischer has started a Change.org petition, calling on the Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, as well as state legislators, to pass a ban on "ex-gay" therapy. So far, over 35,000 people have signed on. Add your name.

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Protesting the media's abusive campaign against a teenage trans girl

The Pacific Justice Institute has been making headlines recently with their ant-transgender campaign of deception, including fighting legal protections of children in California and even pushing one young trans girl in Colorado to the brink of suicide with PJI's slander. Now, TransAdvocate is saying, "enough is enough."

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November 20, 2013

Illinois Governor used Abraham Lincoln's desk to sign marriage equality bill

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the states Marriage Equality Bill into law.

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Lives lost to anti-trans violence remembered, memorialized

In all parts of the world today--Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)--people are gathering in honor of lives lost to anti-trans violence and discrimination. This is the 15th year that the annual, international event has formally taken place.

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