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Laverne Cox, Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler present to Marc Lamont Hill, Ebony.com at #GLAADAwards

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was presented with the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article by actress Laverne Cox and writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler for Hill's Ebony.com piece "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.

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How my exclusion from speaking at my school's graduation led to healing

I wrote an open letter addressing the discrimination that I endured by not allowing me to speak at my Arkansas high school alma mater. I felt like I couldn’t keep silent any longer, and needed to let not only the superintendent, but for the wider world to know how much their actions have hurt me and my family. I never imagined my letter would spark such an outpouring of love from hundreds of complete strangers. Most amazingly I also received a surprising confession from a man who once bullied me.
LGBTQ Nation
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May 9, 2013

BREAKING: MN House passes marriage equality

The latest: -Minnesota House passes bill to legalize marriage equality 75 yes, 59 no -Republicans Loon, Fitzsimmons, Kieffer and Garofalo voted for the bill. Democrats Sawatzky and Fritz were no votes. -Senate vote expected Monday
Minnesota Public Radio
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May 9, 2013
May 10, 2013

New Study Shows Anti-Transgender Discrimination Hurts New York State's Economy

According to a new study published by the Williams Institute of UCLA, there are an estimated 58,000 transgender people living in New York, and half of them are still not protected under local anti-discrimination laws. This leaves New York tax payers with covering the cost of public assistance and housing for 23,800 transgender people, who face inordinate levels of homelessness and unemployment.

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May 9, 2013

Cemia Acoff, transgender murder victim, gets best reporting and representation from gay and trans blogs

Following the discovery of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman found dead in a pond after being reported missing for little over a month, media is still ignoring both the AP stylebook, which has included guidelines on transgender reporting since 2001, and GLAAD who has demanded fair reporting on transgender issues.

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May 9, 2013

Majority of Americans support lifting ban on gay Boy Scouts, adult leaders

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that "63 percent of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join, and the public opposes the plan to continue to ban gay adults from Boy Scout leadership by a 56 to 39 percent margin."

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