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UCC denomination sues North Carolina for violating religious freedom, urges marriage equality in landmark case

The United Church of Christ (UCC) made history this morning by becoming the first major Christian denomination to file a lawsuit against a state government. The UCC General Synod has asserted that North Carolina's ban on marriage equality is a violation of UCC clergy's free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.

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Trans advocates and allies protest discrimination outside Long Island, NY pub

Transgender advocates and allies held a protest outside The Irish Times Pub in Holbrook, NY, after an incident in which trans woman Andi Dier was allegedly discriminated against and denied admission to the bar.

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Snapshots: LGBT Latino community, rallying for imprisoned trans teen, training about TRUVADA, 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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National Campaign for Youth Shelter seeks housing for homeless LGBT youth

The National Coalition for the Homeless and the Ali Forney Center have joined together to launch the National Campaign for Youth Shelter, a collaboration that will build a grassroots campaign to demand a national response to youth homelessness.

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April 25, 2014

5 Hasidic men arrested for the December beating of a gay black man

The NYPD has charged 5 ultra-orthodox men with gang assault for an attack on a black gay man.

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April 25, 2014

Massachusetts strengthens anti-bullying bill

Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick, signed a bill that will strengthen the 2010 anti-bullying law protecting LGBT students.

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April 25, 2014

Minneapolis mayor to marry lesbian couple, confronting South Dakota's ban on marriage equality

Nancy Robrahn and Jennie Rosenkranz have been together for 27 years, have 4 children together, live in South Dakota and want to marry.

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