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Barnard College clarifies admissions policy with respect to transgender people

Barnard College last Thursday announced that it will begin to accept applicants who "consistently live and ident

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Alabama cancels vote on LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination bill

Alabama made headlines when it became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States, but has cancelled the vote on an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination bill.

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After calls from Clemson community, Coach Swinney bows out of anti-LGBT event

After students and alumni at Clemson University in South Carolina started a Change.org petition, asking Clemson football coach, Dabo Swinney to bow out of an upcoming anti-LGBT fundraiser, Swinney issued a statement indicating that he would be bowing out.

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TAKE ACTION: Join Clemson students calling on football coach to bow out of anti-LGBT fundraiser

LGBT and allied Clemson University students are calling on Clemson football coach, Dabo Swinney to bow out of a prominent anti-LGBT fundraiser. You can join them.

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New York Attorney General to educate medical providers on transgender care

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an initiative which seeks to educate hospitals and other care provides on the discrimination, bias, and lack of adequate care many transgender people face when seeking treatment.

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May 15, 2015

Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards to honor bi representation in literature

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) will be holding the third annual Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 30 in New York City

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Congressional resolution recognizes IDAHOT, calls for end to discrimination

More than 60 congressional members, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

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Advocate Debi Jackson's transgender 7-year-old, Avery, shares her story

A 7-year-old transgender girl from Kansas shared her story in a video posted to the New York Times. The Jackson family is deeply accepting of Avery and works as advocates for the transgender community.

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American Military Partner Association to celebrate modern military families

This Saturday, the American Military Partner Association is hosting their 2nd Annual National Gala in Washington, DC. This gala is expected to draw up to 400 LGBT service members, military spouses, veterans, and allies from across the country, all celebrating and honoring modern military families.

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