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February 26, 2015

The value of LGBT equality in the workplace

The US economy could save $9 billion annually if organizations were more effective at implementing diversity and inclusion policies for LGBT staff.

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PHOTOS: Texas faith leaders call for end to anti-LGBT discrimination

With political battles over marriage and nondiscrimination measures heating up, hundreds of clergy and other people of faith gathered at the Texas Capitol today to call on lawmakers to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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Oregon's Kate Brown will become America's first ever openly bisexual governor

She will make history as the nation's first ever openly bisexual sitting governor, the only openly LGBT state governor at the moment, and just the second openly LGBT governor in America.

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Join faith leaders to call for LGBT equality at the Texas state capitol

On Tuesday, clergy and faith leaders from across the state will gather at the Texas Capitol to issue calls – rooted in faith and Texas values – for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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NJ judge to "ex-gay" programs: Being LGBT is not a disorder

Today, a New Jersey judge ruled that so-called "ex-gay" programs can't represent that being LGBT is a disorder in marketing materials. This is a part of a lawsuit that "ex-gay" survivors and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have against the Jewish "ex-gay" program, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH).

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Photos: Take a look at GLAAD around Creating Change

GLAAD staff was all over the annual Creating Change conference in Denver this last week. We were fortunate to meet with several LGBT organizational partners, do presentations on using the media to advance equality, and even get to do some media advocacy work in Denver!

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Transgender teen missing in Ohio was found safely

Ashley Lane, a 15-year-old transgender teen from Ohio, went missing on Saturday night. Lane was last seen attending the Ohayocon rave at the Columbus Convention Center.

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Appeals court denies holding off any longer, marriage equality begins in Alabama February 9

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Alabama’s request to extend a stay in two federal court rulings in favor of the freedom to marry. This means that the stay will expire on February 9th and same-sex couples in Alabama will subsequently be able to marry.

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