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VIDEO: Laverne Cox wants you to know Monica Jones’ story, calls for action at #GLAADAwards

At last night’s 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox called attention to trans people who have experienced discrimination and been largely ignored by the mainstream media.

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Alaskan journalist honored at #GLAADAwards, gets promotion

Melissa Griffiths won the Outstanding Newspaper Article GLAAD Media Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for her multi-part series, "LGBTQ in the Capital,” which ran in the Juneau Empire.

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Seattle Mayor writes to Boy Scouts in defense of gay Scoutmaster

Ed Murray, Mayor (D) of Seattle, and the members of Seattle City Council have written a letter in support of Geoff McGrath, leader of a local Boy Scouts troop, whom the national organization wants to oust for being openly gay.

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April 10, 2014

Minnesota approves anti-bullying bill

Minnesota legislature has put in place a new anti-bullying law that replaces a previous one, which was thought to be ineffective.

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Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom

Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.

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VIDEO: Despite national policy, gay scoutmaster holds onto position, local support

Geoff McGrath, openly gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, was discharged from his position by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week for being gay, but his troop and its charter organization are standing by him.
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Trans student files complaint against conservative Christian university for gender discrimination

The mother of a transgender student at George Fox University, a conservative Christian college in Oregon, has started an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to ban her son from residing in an all-male dorm on campus.

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