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Trans Community Delivers Petition to Los Angeles Times, Paper Agrees to Meeting about Trans Coverage

A group of local trans advocates are speaking out against the Los Angeles Times for an article about Cassidy Vickers, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in November 2011, titled "Slaying casts light on Hollywood's transgender prostitutes."
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"I will leave BSA if discriminatory policy does not change"

Max S. is a 15 year-old member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he joined the Boy Scouts of America through an LDS Church-affiliated troop. He’s a member of his school speech and debate team and is working hard to get good grades so he can “get a scholarship to a good college” and study physics. Over the years, he has worked his way up to the ranks of Life Scout; in the past few weeks, he’s also confronted anti-gay discrimination within the BSA. Joanna Brooks spoke to him to put a human face on the current debate over inclusion of LGB scouts and leaders in the BSA.
Religion Dispatches
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February 15, 2013

AIDS group NAPWA declares bankruptcy

With creditors owed more than $750,000, the National Association of People with AIDS filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday and announced it is going out of business 30 years after it was founded in 1983.

The Washington Blade
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February 15, 2013
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Programming note: Illinois' top marriage equality opponent shows true agenda

Beginning tonight and continuing throughout next week, viewers across the Chicagoland area will get a chance to watch

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