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#IStandSunday riles up anti-LGBT crowd in Houston with same old anti-LGBT leaders

Last night in Houston was an event that prominent social conservatives called "I Stand Sunday." Essentially the event, held at Houston's Grace Community Church, was a thinly veiled get-out-the-vote rally ahead of Tuesday's election, meant to inspire like-minds across the nation to show up at the polls and "take your country back."

Georgia advocates rally for transgender man allegedly threatened and called "it" by police

A transgender man, Juan Evans, in East Point, Georgia, says he was pulled over by local police for speeding, only to be harassed, called "it," and threatened with a genital search, according to a video released by the SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition). The video shows Evans recounting the incident he endured on October 23 after he was pulled over.

GLAAD launches new "Southern Stories" program at GLAAD Atlanta

GLAAD Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism

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