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LGBT group calls for attorney's apology after he argues transgender murder victim wasn't a "certain class" of person

Last week, the lawyer for a man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in New York told a judge that his client's sentence should be lessened because the victim was a transgender woman and allegedly involved in sex work.

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December 9, 2013

Court to Hear appeal in Lateisha Green's murder case

The New York state Court of Appeals will consider restoring the hate crimes conviction in the Lateisha Green murder c

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Snapshots: Taking action for LGBT Vietnamese-Americans, advocating for homeless youth, and speaking out for ENDA

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Hispanic caucus endorses ENDA

The Washington Blade reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted Wednesday to endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, (ENDA) legislation, which would prohibit anti-LGBT bias in the workforce, as a result of a resolution proposed by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.).

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Parade of nonsense: On the 'Kinky Boots' non-controversy

The American Family Association has led a multi-platform, multi-spokesperson rhetorical assault against the decorated musical, Kinky Boots, its costuming, and its themes of acceptance.

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December 6, 2013

Transgender Connecticut police officer files charges over hostile work environment

Francesca Quaranta, a transgender police officer in Middletown, Connecticut, has filed a complaint claiming her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

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December 6, 2013

Boehner: GOP should support gay candidates

Speaker John Boehner was asked if the Republican party should endorse openly gay candidates. He responded with a simple "I do".

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