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April 9, 2013

Thousands calling for Smith College to stop discriminating against trans women

More than three thousand people have joined a Smith College student group in their call for an end to Smith's refusal to even consider the applications of certain trans women.

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GLAAD, Trans Advocates Meet with LA Times to Address Trans Coverage

On Tuesday, GLAAD and members of the Los Angeles trans community met with editors and staff members at the Los Angeles Times for an honest, off-the-record discussion about issues that uniquely affect trans people.
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GLAAD Co-Founder Dean Hansell to Receive Founders Award at GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

At the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards event in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20, GLAAD co-founder Dean Hansell will receive the first Founders Award in recognition of his 27 years of service to GLAAD.

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Richard Socarides Talks Coming Out to His Father, a Founder of "Ex-Gay Therapy"

Richard Socarides, former advisor on gay rights to Bill Clinton, talks with I'm from Driftwood about coming out to his father, Dr. Charles W. Socarides, M.D. who was one of the founders of the theories behind so called "ex-gay therapy."

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Detroit-area Catholic leaders urge gay marriage supporters to skip Communion

A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity. And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would "logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."
Detroit Free Press
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April 8, 2013

What news outlets must show whenever Tony Perkins speaks on LGBT issues

Family Research Council is now practically daring journalists to ignore the harshness of their rhetoric against the LGBT community. How will journalists respond?

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Arrests by the Fashion Police

The elasticity that officers in New York and elsewhere have been given to police quality-of-life violations has had the unfortunate effect of leaving transgender women, especially, susceptible to the charge that they must be engaged in sex work. What we have now, in some sense, is an actual fashion police — an attitude among some law enforcers that attaches criminality to sartorial choice.
New York Times
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April 8, 2013

Religious Leaders Unite for LGBT Rights in Immigration Reform Bill

As momentum builds in Congress for LGBT equality, locally, in New York, nearly 100 local interfaith leaders have signed a letter to Senator Charles Schumer to include equal protection for LGBT families in immigration reform legislation. “In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented amount of senators step forward in favor of equal marriage rights for same sex couples,” said Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc. “They’ve talked about their journey and support…this immigration battle is the first opportunity to demonstrate their support.”
The Jewish Daily Forward
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April 8, 2013

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