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East Aurora School District Caves to Pressure from Racial Group, Hurts Students

GLAAD urges the media to fully investigate the East Aurora School District's decision to cave to pressure from radical group the Illinois Family Institute.

Social Media Helps Show Why Marriage Equality Matters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington

As November 6 approaches, advocates for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are working hard to ensure that ballot questions that would legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples pass, while supporters in Minnesota work hard to ensure that inequality is not enshrined in their state constitution in the form of a ban on marriage equality. Social media is playing a major role in the campaigns in the four states, with several ads being produced. However, videos are also being shared across social media platforms to motivate supporters and voters. We’ll list a sampling of them

LGBT Faith Leaders Host Town Hall with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

African-American LGBT and ally clergy to host the GO Vote: A Memo to Black America summit tonight at Grace Congregational Church of Harlem. Noted economist and civil rights activists Dr. Julliane Malveaux will be the guest speaker. Find out how you can make sure you're rights to vote are protected.

Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians

An August 2012 Missouri Foundation for Health report found these poor health outcomes are a result of differences in access to health care, an absence of medical settings that are affirming and free of discrimination, a scarcity of medical staff trained in LGBT health issues and social and economic systems that have not supported and protected minorities.

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October 12, 2012

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