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September 14, 2016

Orlando shooting inspires Houston photographer to create 'Pride Portraits'

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando this past June, photographer Eric Schell "was at a loss for words, feelings and an understanding as to why we as a community are sometimes treated like non-humans." In response, Schell created a project titled "P.R.I.D.E. Portraits: Photographs Representing Individuals Deserving Equality".

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During #SouthernStories tour of Texas GLAAD releases latest guidebook for reporting on Texas LGBT community

Today, GLAAD released the latest in the Southern Stories media resource guides, "Southern Stories: A Guide for Reporting on LGBT people in Texas" as a part of its Southern Stories series. This guidebook will serve as a resource for journalists and media outlets reporting on the LGBT community and surrounding issues in the state of Texas.

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Ride along (virtually) as GLAAD takes the Southern Stories Summer Tour to Texas

GLAAD continues its Southern Stories Summer Tour next week in Texas. Throughout the trip, GLAAD will be facilitating conversations with local advocacy leaders about accelerating acceptance and amplifying the voices of LGBT people in the South. We will share resources, and listen to the stories of everyday LGBT Texans

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GLAAD cohosts panel discussion on LGBT legislation in Jacksonville

Currently, there are no legally guaranteed protections for victims of hate crimes based on gender identity or expression in the state of Florida, leaving a large portion of the LGBT community unprotected.

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GLAAD partners with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality for day of advocacy

The conversations and work being done on the ground in Jacksonville today will help inform and build GLAAD's partnership with local leaders and advocacy organizations to accelerate acceptance across Florida and the U.S. South as a whole.

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"Eastside Queer Stories Festival" in Boyle Heights

The Q Youth Foundation and CASA 0101 join forces to present a first-of-its-kind "Eastside Queer Stories Festival" featuring a series of thirteen acts all produced by LGBT playwrights.
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