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Over 30 clergy across New York City will be preaching about homeless LGBT youth in their houses of worship this weekend, January 20-22. The preaching exercise is a part of the Weekend of Prayer and Learning to educate people of faith about youth homelessness, particularly among LGBT youth.
Yesterday, advocates in North Carolina launched the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, a campaign working to defeat a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. The ban, known as Amendment One, would not only deny same-sex couples marriage, but would strip all unmarried couples of many legal protections, such as those afforded by domestic partnerships and civil unions.
This fall Elmhurst became the first institute of higher education to include an admissions question about sexual orientation and gender identity, launching them into the public eye. The college has only good things to say after its first round of admissions with the new question.
In this edition of LGBT en Español, transgender advocate Bamby Salcedo profiled in People en Español; CNN Show Includes Lesbian Mom, and more!
En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la reseña en People en Español de una conocida y querida defensora transgénero; cómo un programa de CNN manejó el tema de los padres gays, ¡y más!
In a segment on this week's Need to Know, the PBS news broadcast examines the epidemic of homelessness that LGBT youth experience and shares the stories of LGBT adults opening their homes and families to LGBT youth.
GLAAD urges constituents to monitor coverage of the proposed bill in Tennessee that would bar transgender people from public accommodations and calls on the media to challenge false claims that protections for transgender people are in any way harmful.
In the face of an anti-transgender boycott, the Girl Scouts continue to speak out in support of inclusive and welcoming policies for all girls. GLAAD calls on the media to address transgender children and issues of gender identity responsibly.