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Lawrence, Kansas Commissioners Approve Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

The city commissioners of Lawrence, Kansas voted 4-1 last night to add gender identity protections to the city's Human Relations ordinance after three hours of public comments and discussion. The ordinance provides nondiscrimination protections for employment, housing, and public accommodations. Lawrence is the first city in Kansas to add such protections for trans people.

ThinkProgress » LGBT
September 28, 2011

Prosecutors File Hate Crime Charges In Washington State Attack

Today, the King County Prosecutor's Office filed malicious harassment and assault charges against Raven Lang Brealan, who is accused of "yelling homosexual slurs" and attacking a man last Saturday night on Capitol Hill.
The man and a companion were walking down East Pike Street a few minutes before midnight on September 17 when Brealan approached them and began calling them "faggots," says a report filed by the Seattle Police Department. When the companion informed the Brealan that "he needed...

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: Slog
September 21, 2011

Advocates Protest Anti-Gay Chicken Sandwiches

A new Chik-Fil-A restaurant is opening at 6750 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Saturday, and activists angry over the company's anti-gay policies will be there for it: Bring your own signs, banners, and flyers to educate the public of...

September 22, 2011


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