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VIDEO: Naomi Watts Presents Outstanding Comedy Series Award to Orange Is the New Black at #glaadawards in NY

Netflix original series Orange is the New Black accepted the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria.

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VICE News interviews Jaiyah Saelua, the first transgender athlete to play in a World Cup qualifier

In 2011, Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa became the first openly transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her performance in the match was instrumental to breaking the American Samoan team's losing streak by clearing a goal-bound ball from the opposing team and preserving their first ever win.

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MTV launches "Look Different" campaign to help youth fight racial, gender and LGBT inequality

MTV today launched the "Look Different" campaign – a multiyear combination of on-air and digital content plus the power of social media – to give youth the tools and the forum to discuss hidden racial, gender and LGBT inequality in society.
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Anti-LGBT website pushing for referendum vote on Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act

The website MDPetitions.com, founded by Maryland Republican delegate Neil Parrott, has a new petition making false claims about the state's recently passed transgender-inclusive non-discrimination act, and calling for a referendum vote.

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U.S. Dept. of Education says Title IX protects transgender students

Today, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance clarifying that the federal Title IX law prohibits discrimination against transgender students, as reported by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).

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Trans actress Laverne Cox to executive produce trans youth documentary with MTV and Logo

Orange Is the New Black star and GLAAD Media Award honoree Laverne Cox will executive produce and host an upcoming documentary on transgender youth, as reported by BuzzFeed.

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Trans advocates and allies protest discrimination outside Long Island, NY pub

Transgender advocates and allies held a protest outside The Irish Times Pub in Holbrook, NY, after an incident in which trans woman Andi Dier was allegedly discriminated against and denied admission to the bar.

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