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Los Angeles Times Spotlights Trans Pride L.A. after GLAAD Meeting

After meeting with GLAAD and other transgender community leaders, the Los Angeles Times sent a reporter to cover Trans Pride L.A. on Saturday. We believe this is the first time the LA Times has covered Trans Pride since it started in 2000.

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June 23, 2013

Victory for Coy Mathis!

This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.

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The end of Exodus International brings mixed responses

While many people are relieved with the announcement of Exodus International closing, many are also skeptical about the possible motives behind the apology and demise of the organization.

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An open letter to Alan Chambers

In your apology, you said that you were sorry that you “didn’t stand up to people publicly ‘on [your] side’” who were calling others names. Putting “on my side” in quotation marks in your apology was interesting to me. We have all learned how to be on particular “sides” in life and for many years, the media has worked hard to make these sides as pronounced as possible to give people a sense of drama and tension. But we do not have to live that way if we don’t want to.
 
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June 21, 2013

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