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May 28, 2013

NYC LGBT Activist Is Victim Of Anti-Gay Crime

On May 24th, just a week after speaking at a vigil in honor of Mark Carson, Eugene Lovendusky became a victim of another anti- gay hate crime in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Eugene's attack is the ninth anti-LGBT attack for the month of May and the 27th since the start of the New Year.

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Faith organizations continue to show positive support as a result of the vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts

Positive reactions from faith organizations continue to surface in response to the vote dropping the ban on gay scouts. The Religious Institute, The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, and the Jewish community all speak in favor of the Boy Scouts of America's new change.

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VIDEO: Comcast Newsmakers chats with GLAAD Spokesperson Omar Sharif Jr. about Pride and GLAAD's culture-changing work

Omar Sharif Jr. appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the LGBT issues GLAAD is focusing on with Robert Traynham.
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May 27, 2013

The Pentagon Recognizes Transgender Service Member

Autumn Sandeen is the first transgender service member to publicly have her gender marker changed on all military documents.

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