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A vigil will be held tonight in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood to honor the life and memory of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman of color who was brutally attacked and killed last week.
This Thursday, Seattle-based legal advice site Avvo.com will be hosting a live Facebook Q&A event on immigration benefits for same sex couples after the latest DOMA ruling.
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A new petition requesting that Charleston Southern University in South Carolina add protections for students of all sexual orientations has been created by April Singletary.
Islan Nettles, a New York City transgender woman, has died after an attack on the early morning hours of August 17. Ms. Nettles was taken to Harlem Hospital for her injuries and, on Thursday, was taken off of life support and died.
A seemingly exhausted and exasperated public school teacher who had been going back and forth with Illinois activist Laurie Higgins did what more people should do. He instructed Ms. Higgins to examine her GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project profile.
The social marketing company Groupon has added its voice to the millions of people calling for marriage equality in Illinois. Groupon has long been a strong supporter of marriage equality in Illinois. Last week, they released a video, produced by Groupon employees, to showcase that support.
In April, Carla Hale was fired from her job as a physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a private Catholic school in Columbus, Ohio for being gay. It now appears that Ms. Hale and the school have found a "mutually agreed to a resolution of their disagreements."