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November 6, 2013

LGBT equality advances on Election Day 2013

Election Day 2013 was a great day for LGBT equality.

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President Obama praises Illinois for passing marriage equality

The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama, praising Illinois for passing marriage equality. Obama, a former Illinois State legislator, expressed his appreciation to the Illinois lawmakers who passed the measure, as well as congratulated the LGBT citizens of Illinois who will now be granted marriage equality.

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Come hangout with GLAAD and Google+ and discuss ENDA

Google+ and GLAAD are partnering to host a hangout Wednesday, November 6th, at 2 pm ET in order to discuss the importance of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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Gay Boston cop makes the cover of Sports Illustrated for the second time

This month's cover of Sports Illustrated features Red Sox player and World Series MVP David Ortiz with three officers who responded to the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The Dallas Voice reported that one of those officers, Javier Pagan, was gay and Boston Police Department’s liaison to the GLBT community.

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November 5, 2013

Nickelodeon to honor transgender teen at annual TeenNick HALO Awards

Nickelodeon will air their 5th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards. One of this year's honorees is Zachary Kerr, a transgender student from Methuem, Massachusetts, who is well deserving of an HALO Award.

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Memo to media: ENDA includes gender identity

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is advancing through the Senate and onto the House. And while this important legislation is gathering significant media attention, the inclusion of protections based on gender identity been missing in the news coverage.

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7 Senate Republicans support an end to workplace discrimination

Seven Republicans joined 54 Democrats in the Senate recently, passing a procedural vote in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Find out who they are and what they had to say about workers who are LGBT.

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