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On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend

Just in time for the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and gay-pride events across the U.S. this week, the data miners at Facebook FB +1.30% ran an analysis on their members. What percentage of Facebook users in America, they wondered, has at least one friend who has identified himself or herself on Facebook as gay, lesbian or bisexual?

The Wall Street Journal
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June 26, 2013
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LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

Washington, DC - Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

Study: Transgender People Need Safe Restrooms

Transgender people go to work, drive our kids to school, go to the movies, and go out to dinner, and yes, like everyone else, we even go to the restroom. Most folks don't think twice about using the restroom, but for transgender people, accessing the restroom that matches our gender identity too often results in ridicule or violence.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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June 25, 2013

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