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June 5, 2013

Reporting Accurately on Los Angeles Attack: Victim Tells LAPD Preferred Name and Pronouns

Last week, a 22-year-old person of color was brutally attacked in Los Angeles. While previous information regarding the victim's gender identity was unclear, authorities have now clarified that the victim's name is Vivian and she uses female pronouns.

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Victory for Marcel! StudentsFirst denounces "Don't Say Gay" bill, supports anti-bullying legislation

Today, the non-profit student advocacy organization StudentsFirst issued a statement denouncing the actions of Tennessee Rep. John Ragan for his co-sponsorship of the state's notorious "Don't Say Gay" bill, which stated that teachers should not be able to talk about any type of sexuality that isn't, "related to natural human reproduction" as well as expressed support for anti-bullying legislation federally and in states.

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June 6, 2013

Join GLAAD at a screening of God Loves Uganda at the United Nations

God Loves Uganda, a documentary directed by Roger Ross Williams follows American and Ugandan religious leaders that are fighting "sexual immorality" and missionaries that are trying to convince Ugandans to oppose LGBT people. The Unitarian Universalist Association will host a panel and reception around a special screening of God Loves Uganda.

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Guest Post: Black Pride, distinct and emblematic

Sunday gospel brunches, Saturday night Poetry slams, Friday evening fashion shows, bid whist tournaments, house parties, the smell of soul food and Caribbean cuisine, and the beautiful display of African art and clothing are just a few of the cultural markers that make Black Pride distinct from the dominant queer culture

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Anti-gay bishop debates pro-gay nun on marriage equality. Audience sides with nun.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., walked into a beehive when he agreed to speak about marriage quality before a small audience in Phoenix over the weekend. Paprocki joined Sr. Jeannine Gramick, a longtime advocate for gay and lesbian people, on the stage Friday in front of about 150 people at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.
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June 5, 2013
June 5, 2013

Film "No Place for Me" and publication "Blind Alleys" launch from ORAM

ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) will sponsor “Pathways to Protection,” the official launch its new publication “Blind Alleys” and groundbreaking documentary film “No Place for Me.”

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