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November 5, 2013

Nickelodeon to honor transgender teen at annual TeenNick HALO Awards

Nickelodeon will air their 5th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards. One of this year's honorees is Zachary Kerr, a transgender student from Methuem, Massachusetts, who is well deserving of an HALO Award.

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Memo to media: ENDA includes gender identity

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is advancing through the Senate and onto the House. And while this important legislation is gathering significant media attention, the inclusion of protections based on gender identity been missing in the news coverage.

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Snapshots: ENDA, protecting trans youth, CNN En Espanol, Pride House at the Olympics

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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November 4, 2013

ABC news features veterans who married after 20 years together

John Banvard, a 95 year-old World War II veteran, married his partner Gerard Nadeau, a 67 year-old Vietnam veteran, at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California in September of this year after 20 years together. It was the first time Chula Vista Veteran's Home hosted a wedding ceremony between two male veterans.

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November 4, 2013

Missouri denies benefits to partner of State Trooper killed in the line of duty

Missouri State Highway Patrolman Capt. Dennis Engelhard and his partner Kelly Glossip were together in a loving relationship for fifteen years, until Dennis Engelhard's untimely death on Christmas Day in 2005 while on duty. The couple also have a seventeen year old son.

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November 4, 2013

President Obama champions for ENDA in op-ed

President Barack Obama wrote a passionate commentary expressing his full support of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the need for congress to pass the bill. The op-ed by President Obama was published in The Huffington Post.

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