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8-year-old Frank sends handwritten letter to Boy Scouts in support of inclusion

This week, the Huffington Post published a letter that an 8-year-old Cub Scout named Frank hand-wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, which asked, in part, why they don't stand up for gay people.

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COLUMN: Transgender Politics: Michael Long and the New York Conservative Party Are Short on Tolerance

In New York, great strides have been made in protecting the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community, like the legalization of same-sex marriage. However, if you ask any of the thousands of transgender New Yorkers, they will tell you that they still face severe discrimination and bullying in their workplaces, and even threats of violence in their communities.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
March 1, 2013
February 28, 2013

Evangelical seminary uses GLAAD-nominated films to spark gay/Christian dialog

Students at the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world are making history by becoming the first evangelical graduate theological school to create an official LGBT student organization. They are now hosting an LGBT film festival featuring several GLAAD-nominated films.

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