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Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety

The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis.

Colorlines
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April 12, 2013

GLAAD Speaks Out About Civil Unions, DOMA, and the Missouri Couple Denied Hospital Visitation

Yesterday, the news broke that Roger Gorley was arrested while trying to remain at the bedside of his partner, Allen, in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Their story calls much-needed attention to the unequal treatment of gay and lesbian couples, even when they have put legal safeguards in place.

Actor and Advocate Omar Sharif Jr. Joins GLAAD Staff

GLAAD today announced that actor and LGBT advocate Omar Sharif Jr. will join GLAAD's staff as National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer. Complementing the work of National Spokesperson Wilson Cruz, Sharif Jr. will be an essential part of GLAAD's Development team, helping to build relationships with donors and raise vital funds to support GLAAD's work to lead the conversation for LGBT equality.

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Gay Catholic Delivers 18,000 Signatures to Bishop Asking to Be Reinstated

The case came to light last week after top Catholic officials, led by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that the church needs to do a better job welcoming gays and showing that the institution is not “anti-anybody.” GLAAD responded by promoting Coppola’s story to show that the church’s actions were not matching its words.

Religion News Service
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April 12, 2013

Toronto denies permit for Pride Trans March

The City of Toronto has once again told trans Torontonians that they can't march down Yonge Street during Pride celebrations this summer. The announcement was met with outrage at a recent Pride Trans March town-hall event at the Marriott Hotel.

Xtra!
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April 12, 2013
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On UNC's Gender-Neutral Housing

Gender-nonspecific housing offers a solution to folks like me. Not just trans kids or gay kids, but to all students who want to spend more energy focusing on their studies than navigating a specifically gendered living situation.

Huffington Post
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April 12, 2013

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