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GUEST POST: Separating the truth from the lies in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

There has been a lot of confusion in the transgender community about what is going on with the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Brynn Tannehill tries to clarify it for you.

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Utah's confusing marriage equality timeline

Yesterday, a federal court responded to the confusion created by the Utah Supreme Court when it ruled last Friday that same sex marriages performed in the state would not be recognized.

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Citing ongoing discrimination, Queens Borough President rescinds Boy Scout presentation

Melinda Katz, the President of the Queens Borough in New York City, has rescinded an invitation to the Boy Scouts of America to offer a presentation to her cabinet, citing the discriminatory policy of banning gay Scout leaders.

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Utah's highest court stops adoption for same-sex couples, saying that it "prevents further confusion"

Last Friday, the Utah Supreme Court issued a stay on ruling in a current same sex adoption case, which effectively barred the Utah Department of Health from issuing birth certificates to same sex parents.

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Snapshots: So-called "ex-gay" therapy, NYC Pride, Modern Family, and more

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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Eye on the media: 4 myths debunked about Houston's non-discrimination ordinance

GLAAD and ThinkProgress have previously published facts that counter commonly invoked myths surrounding HERO, and Media Matters has done so regarding ENDA. For your informed convenience, here's a breakdown.

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