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NYC: Attend 'Small Works for Big Change' art benefit and support the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

This Saturday, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is holding its 9th annual Small Works for Big Change art benefit. SRLP's biggest fundraiser of the year, Small Works for Big Change is a major community event for cutting-edge established and emerging New York-based artists to showcase their work.

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LGBT veterans uninvited from St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston

Following a meeting at City Hall, the South Boston Allied Veterans Council issued a press release claiming MassEquality's LGBT Veterans of Equality had misrepresented itself, was not a legitimate veterans' group, and was "using a ploy to enter this parade under false pretenses."

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The American Family Association's 'culture war' now vastly more literal

Bryan Fischer is trying to lead America into war against LGBT people. Not a figurative one, but one with real violence.

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At ESPA's LGBT Health Month launch, Cuomo administration silent on ending New York's healthcare discrimination

New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently called the state a "leader in promoting transgender issues," yet states like California, as well as the District of Columbia, have surpassed New York in providing trans and gender non-conforming people with access to necessary healthcare.

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Religious leaders, equality advocates stand against discriminatory bill as Mississippi House readies to vote

While this bill cites religion as its motivation and justification, equality organizations and religious leaders in the state have spoken out, strongly condemning its discriminatory essence.

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Pauley Perrette helps create documentary about Rev. Frank Schaefer

NCIS star Pauley Perrette has joined the documentary film An Act of Love as Executive Producer to tell the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was stripped of his credentials as a minister in the United Methodist Church last year.
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