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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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VIDEO: Gay teen renovates LGBT youth center for his Eagle Scout project

Eric Snyder is a gay 17-year-old from upstate New York, who was tired of hiding a part of his identity. A member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) since he was five, Eric was not open about being gay until recently, because he did not have much support at school, in his community, or even in his Scouting troop.

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April 17, 2014

Middle School play dealing with bullying and acceptance to be performed in New Jersey

Robt Seda-Schreiber, a middle school teacher in East Windsor, New Jersey and his students are performing a one-act play dealing with bullying and acceptance of diversity.

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Midwest Flyers Mag uses anti-gay slur as an "acronym that could save your life"

"The Three F**s Checklist of Floatplane Flying Could Save Your Life!"—thus reads the cringe-worthy title of an otherwise benign article written by pilot Philip Mattison for Midwest Flyers Magazine.

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Walking while trans: Arizona trans woman activist arrested and convicted #StandWithMonica

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of "manifesting prostitution."

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Snapshots: 25th annual #GLAADAwards, Transgender Leadership Summit, 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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April 15, 2014

Mississippi businesses take a stand against new anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Act

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed The Religious Freedom Act, the dangerous law allowing LGBT discrimination, on April 3. Mississippi businesses are now standing on the side of equality by displaying LGBT-affirming signs in their windows.

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