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5 year old LGBT advocate takes anti-gay lemons and makes pink lemonade for peace

"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
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June 19, 2013
by GLAAD

Here's how you should be writing about transgender people

This week, the Associated Press reported on the New York City election campaign of Mel Wymore, a transgender man running for a city council seat in his Manhattan neighborhood.

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Southern Baptists, Call me Kuchu, and a 'gay lobby' : this week's religion news summary

From a possible 'gay lobby' in the Vatican to Uganda's tense anti-LGBT environment, this week's religion news summary has all the important LGBT religious news stories for you. Click here for the full list

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June 18, 2013

What happens when the news media focuses on reality?

A recent study found that the media's 'positive' stories about marriage equality outnumbered their 'negative' ones by more than a five-to-one margin. But why?

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Study says LGBT people find most US faiths unfriendly

GLAAD News and Faith Initiatives Director Ross Murray says he thinks the sense of unfriendliness comes in part from the loudest voices of faith speaking through an anti-gay frame. Religious groups that support gays and lesbians, as a GLAAD study found last year, get far less media attention. “The leading anti-gay voices always put it in religious terms, which taints how people view religion,” Murray said.
Religion News Service
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June 18, 2013

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