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March 25, 2013

Guess Who’s Coming to NYC Pride

NYC Pride announced on Monday that DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor, actor, singer and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte, and the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes, will serve as Grand Marshals during the 44th Annual NYC LGBT Pride March in June 2013.

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March 25, 2013

Perkins and Bauer say polls are 'skewed' - and they're right

Anti-gay activists Gary Bauer and Tony Perkins are now claiming that the recent poll showing 58% of Americans supporting marriage equality is "skewed." So let's examine where they're coming from, and why they might see it that way?
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March 25, 2013

Los Angeles Rallies for Marriage Equality

On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.
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March 24, 2013

NYC Marches for Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear testimony in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases later this week, rallies are being held in all 50 states. GLAAD worked more than thirty other to produce a march and rally for marriage equality in New York City.

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Future Parades Would Have To Allow Gay-Related Groups

Chris Seelbach says he and a majority of council members signed one that would require organizers of any parades that take city money to adhere to the city’s anti-discrimination policy. The city’s Human Rights Ordinance includes protection for gay people. This came up last week when the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade refused to let GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network), which works to educate against bullying gay kids in school, to walk in the parade. That prompted most council members to pull out of the parade.
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March 22, 2013

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