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March 18, 2014

New photo book from Pier Kids director will highlight Ballroom scene

Elegance Bratton, director of Pier Kids:The Life, has unveiled a second project, a photo book called Bound By Night, that captures a snapshot of the contemporary Ballroom scene.

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Transgender teen takes softball field with all the other California girls

Because of California's recently enacted law, AB 1266, transgender students like Pat Cordova-Goff can participate in actvities and facitilites that align with their gender identity. Al Jazeera America highlighted Cordova-Goff's story.

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Irish LGBT people call to be included in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Just before the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade began, Irish LGBT advocates spoke about the long history of exclusion of LGBT organizations from the parade, and the sudden change of heart of many corporate sponsors.

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Man with HIV wins court case after being fired from NYC hotel job

A jury awarded Antonio Muñoz more than $500,000 after he was fired from a Manhattan hotel. The termination came after Muñoz filed a discrimination complaint against his employer.

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GLAAD President: St. Pat's exclusionary parade hurts Irish families like mine

GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis has written a letter to the editor of the New York Daily News, recalling her participation in the New York St . Patrick's Day Parade, and noting how excluding families like hers hurts on a personal level.

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Guinness drops sponsorship of anti-LGBT NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Guinness today announced that the beer company would drop its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade due to the parade's discriminatory rule that prohibits LGBT families and organizations from participating.

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