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Op-ed: My Parents Had A ‘Commitment Ceremony’ — Not A ‘Marriage’

My parents are gay. They had what was called a “commitment ceremony” before I was born. Marriage before baby is not only accepted in our society but what is expected. However as a homosexual couple my parents “commitment” to each other was not recognized as a legally binding “marriage” in the state in which they were born or the country that they call home. Because of that they are denied the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples enjoy freely everyday, including the rights of a parent.

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August 19, 2013
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Another step forward: NJ bans harmful "conversion therapy" for minors

New Jersey becomes the second state in the country to outlaw so called "conversion therapy" for minors. Today, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, will sign the bill that passed the New Jersey state legislature. New Jersey joins California as the only two states that bans the harmful practices for minors.

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August 16, 2013

Kelly Brady, star of Style Network show who was raised by two moms: "I would not change a single thing about my childhood"

Kelly Brady, who was raised by two moms and a stepmom in California, is one of the five stars of the Style Network's Citry Girl Diaries. In the episode "Bring Your Mom to Work Day," airing this Sunday at 10 p.m., Kelly's staff gets to meet one of the women who helped raise her.

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Randy Thomasson's horrific anti-transgender CNN interview (and follow up) proves he is CAP-worthy

No one should be even mildly shocked to hear Randy Thomasson delberately misgendering a human being in an on-air debate. Thanks to CAP, no outlet has to be surprised the next time they book Thomasson or any number of voices

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Breaking: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to protect California's transgender students

Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that ensures the state's public schools will take responsibility for the well-being of all students, including the transgender student population.

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August 14, 2013

'I Am Equality' photo campaign aims to make equality go viral

The "I Am Equality" campaign is photo event launched by EqualityTV network. Described as "a multimedia PSA dedicated to educating and inspiring people to embrace diversity, culture and equality within communities, families and individuals across the globe" to help "equality go viral."

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A word that haunts us all

In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."

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After comparing loving committed couples to kidnap and sexual assault, Sandy Rios earns spot on Commentator Accountability Project

Her prominence has ebbed and flowed over the years, but her commitment to stigmatizing LGBT people has remained. And now, with her latest comments connecting gay male affection with the "love" that convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro had for his victims, Sandy Rios is the latest addition to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project.

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TUNE IN: State Dept. hosts Google+ Hangout on immigration and visa applications for same-sex couples

The US State Department is hosting a Google+ Hangout to address questions about the process for binational same-sex couples to apply for visas. Tune in at 1:00 PM EDT to learn more.

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