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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is May 17

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is May 17th. There are many events and actions happening throughout the country and around the world!

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May 14, 2013

Transgender woman allowed to marry partner in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has just granted a transgender woman permission to marry her partner. Although the country still does not permit same-sex marriage, this is a major mile stone in transgender equality. As reported by USA Today, "The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman."

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WATCH: Gay Latino Binational Couple Fights for Their Dreams

In this moving video op-ed, journalist Jens Erik Gould profiles the dreams of this gay Latino couple, as well as their fears and the uncertainty caused by lack of federal protections as a gay couple and because of an unjust immigration system.

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May 14, 2013

Grassroots LGBT organization, Queer Rising, to hold rally and march in NYC

Queer Rising, a grassroots LGBTQ organization that prides itself on demanding queer rights through direct action is holding a rally on May 15th. "Queers taking back the night" will begin at 7PM, in front of the Madison Square Garden. In connection with the NYPD, Queer rising hopes to bring more awareness to the recent attacks against members of the LGBTQ community in the neighboring area.

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Op-ed: How My Grandmother Helped Pass Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Sadly, my grandmother passed away before Election Day and wasn't able to cast a vote against the constitutional amendment. But I think that conversations like the one I had with my grandmother and the one she had with her fellow residents led to this moment when marriage equality could easily pass the legislature with wide public support. Those conversations planted seeds that would grow unto the acceptance that all people deserve to pledge their love and commitment to the person they love.
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May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

God Bless America Fund witholding donations from Boy Scouts

The God Bless America Fund, which owns the rights and therefore the royalties to the famous patriotic song of the same name, has announced it's decision to withhold funding from the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) due to the organization's ban on gay youth and leaders.

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Community responds after anti-LGBT violence in NYC

Several LGBT organizations, city and state leaders, and everyday citizens gathered in Midtown Manhattan today to distribute fliers asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in anti-LGBT attacks last week.

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Snapshots of our Work

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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BREAKING: Minnesota Senate passes marriage equality to become #12

The Minnesota Senate passed marriage equality today! The bill was approved by the house on Friday and will now go to Governor Dayton, who has pledged to sign it. Minnesota now becomes the 12th state to enact marriage equality.

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