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May 19, 2013

GLAAD joins march and rally against anti-LGBT hate violence in New York City

Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed a gay man, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.

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People of faith support equality in Scouting

To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.

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Es difícil para un niño estar en un grupo que lo rechazará a los 18

En Estados Unidos son muchos los que luchan desde hace décadas por la igualdad de los homosexuales, una lucha que muy a su pesar no ha acabado con la discriminación. En un momento en el que el país aguarda con expectación la decisión del Tribunal Supremo con relación al matrimonio gay, que el propio presidente Barack Obama apoya y que es legal en 12 Estados de los 50 que conforman la nación, y con un 53% de la sociedad respaldando estas uniones, según la última encuesta de Gallup, todavía son muchos los que viven la cara más amarga de la intolerancia.
May 17, 2013

PHOTOS: 'Take Back the Night' rally following anti-LGBT attacks in NYC

LGBT New Yorkers held a 'Take Back the Night' rally in response to a string of anti-LGBT attacks that have occurred in the last two weeks. The rally, organized by Queer Rising, brought together a diverse range of LGBT and allied people to advocate for LGBT safety.

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Roman Catholic hierarchy non-committal on gay Scouts ban, takes a 'wait and see' approach

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a non-committal statement about the new proposed policy of dropping the ban on gay scouts, but retaining it for gay scout leaders.

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May 20, 2013

Transgender students face discrimination at graduation

Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.

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May 16, 2013

Texas Senate passes bill with serious consequences for transgender Texans

State Senator Donna Campbell's bill states that no marriage license can be obtained with a document that lacks a photo - which includes many legal documents indicating that one is transgender. This bill seems intended to stop transgender people from marrying their opposite-sex partners.

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