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Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders to honor Jennifer Finney Boylan

Boston organization will honor transgender advocate, best-selling author, and GLAAD co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan with the Spirit of Justice Award.

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Virginia teen's lawsuit challenging his school's anti-trans bathroom policy moves forward

On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.

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July 3, 2015

Omnicom Media accelerates acceptance through advertising industry

The marketing and corporate communications leader held a company-wide LGBT initiative all month long around GLAAD's #GotYourBack campaign.

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Mississippi LGBT advocate to GLAAD: "Intersections are where work really needs to happen in the South"

Mississippi advocate Knol Aust talks LGBT acceptance in the Deep South and the future of the LGBT movement after marriage equality in exclusive interview with GLAAD.

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Transgender woman India Clarke murdered in Tampa, Florida

On Tuesday morning, India Clarke, a 25 year old Black trans woman, was found murdered outside a community center in Tampa, Florida.

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#SouthernStories: Ryan Peterson talks homelessness, recovery, and living with HIV

Georgia-native, Ryan Peterson, talks LGBT homelessness and the role Lost-n-Found Youth played in his own journey to recovery in interview with GLAAD.

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New York State issues guidance to school districts on accommodating transgender students

On Monday, July 20th 2015, the New York State Education Department issued guidance to school districts on properly accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students.

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