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Update: ACLU joins the Martin Family's fight

This past Tuesday, GLAAD urged the public to take action and stand with the Martin Family after Chris Martin's school forced him to wash off his makeup. Since then, the signatures have grown to over 9,000 names. With the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) now taking action against the school system, an effort to make change in schools is being pushed by GLAAD, ACLU, and the Martin Family.

Activists Claim Anti-LGBT Police Violence, Demand Response

Just a few weeks after city council Speaker Christine Quinn announced that the New York City Police Department would step up police presence following the alleged hate-crime slaying of a gay man in Greenwich Village, activists convened in front of NYPD headquarters to protest what they consider growing police violence against the LGBT community.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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June 12, 2013

Furor over block to gay clergy candidate: #StandWithMaryAnn

Members of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, who met June 6-9 in Corpus Christi, faced the question of whether a lesbian can be a certified candidate for ordained United Methodist ministry. More than 200 United Methodists and other Christians took to Twitter on the afternoon of Friday, June 7, to protest Mary Ann Kaiser’s removal from the ordination process

The United Methodist Reporter
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June 12, 2013

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