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October 24, 2013

Michigan Governor side steps questions on expanding LGBT equality

When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was asked "are you ready to expand state civil rights to include gays?", the governor dodged the question. When a follow up question was asked, Gov. Snyder "chuckled".

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North Carolina Moral Mondays founder to speak on "Jim Crow 2.0"

The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, voting rights and LGBT equality advocate, will be delivering an address, entitled "Disappearing Civil Rights: The Rise of Jim Crow 2.0," at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston on Tuesday, November 5.

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October 24, 2013

LAPD makes second arrest in Hollywood Blvd attack of transgender woman

The Los Angeles Police Department has made a second arrest in the brutal attack of a transgender woman on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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October 23, 2013

Thousands gathered for marriage equality in Springfield, Illinois

Over 3000 people descended on the Springfield capitol yesterday in support of marriage equality.

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October 23, 2013

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce believes suppressing marriage equality is bad for business

The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce believes that if the General Assembly approves an amendment that would change the states constitution to define marriage to be only between a man and a woman, it will have a negative impact on the city’s business climate.

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Bryan Fischer calls GLAAD 'sinister,' 'evil'; GLAAD clearly doing something right

Did you know that by reading this site, you are in a "sinister partnership with nefarious forces" and "part of an evil conspiracy"? Well if radical anti-LGBT activist Bryan Fischer is to be believed, you totally are.

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Parents of Colorado trans student speak out, while California anti-trans activists campaign using fake story

After The TransAdvocate's Cristan Williams fact checked a false story claiming that a transgender student in Colorado was harassing her peers in a high school bathroom, the anti-trans Pacific Justice Institute is continuing to uphold their fabricated claims, and other anti-trans groups are using them to support a harmful campaign against transgender students in California.

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October 23, 2013

Possibility for three additional states to welcome marriage equality

It's been a busy week for marriage equality. New Mexico, Illinois and Hawaii all have actions that will address marriage equality in their state.

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