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GLAAD speaks to BuzzFeed about need for trans-inclusive admissions policy at Smith College

GLAAD Senior Media Strategist Tiq Milan spoke with BuzzFeed about the admissions policies and practices at Smith College regarding transgender women applicants.
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Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff and Rea Carey named NYC Pride Grand Marshals

Heritage Pride, the group that organizes NYC Pride, announced that Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff and Rea Carey will serve as Grand Marshals for the 2014 NYC Pride Parade.

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April 22, 2014

Oregon mother sentenced to life for killing her toddler she thought was gay

Jessica Dutro was sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 murder of her 4 year old son Zachary because she thought he might be gay.

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PHOTOS: Gay immigrant widow is asking the US to reopen his marriage-based green card application

Anthony Sullivan, a 72-year-old gay immigrant, will ask the Los Angeles Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to reopen his marriage-based green card petition which this same office denied four decades ago.

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April 21, 2014

HIV positive Florida man removed from basketball league, in the middle of a game

Dakota Basinger is a 21-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with HIV. Last week, in the middle of his team’s playoff basket ball game, he was removed from the game by a referee who told him he would no longer be able to play for the league because he was HIV positive.

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April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Teen couple banned from prom because one of them is transgender

A transgender student at a New York high school is being blocked from attending prom with his girlfriend because he is transgender.

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