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James Clementi, the brother of Tyler Clementi, has shared the story of his discovery of the importance and need for schools to have a "Gay Straight Alliance" (GSA) in an op-ed he wrote for LGBTQ Nation.
Anti-transgender activists are already looking for students who want to trash talk their classmates in their quest to repeal protections for transgender students.
Alec Fischer, a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, is leading the movement to have the discredited practice of "ex-gay" (also known as "conversion" or "reparative") therapy for minors banned in his state. With help from Representative Karen Clark and more than 80,000 supporters, Alec's vision is on its way to becoming law.
"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.
Viet Rainbow of Orange County, a community-based organization working to promote positive visibility and equitable treatment of LGBT people, may potentially be blocked a second time from participating in the Tet Parade, Orange County's annual Lunar New Year celebration, scheduled in February.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," what it does, and what the legal challenges to it are.
New York -- GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, responded
March 7, 2013, New York, NY – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advoca
GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, and Equality Matters, a national watchdog that fights anti-gay misinformation in support of full LGBT equality, today called on the media in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and around the country to bring attention to the falsehoods present in anti-LGBT "scare" ads running in the four states with marriage on the ballot next week.
GLAAD urges the media to fully investigate the East Aurora School District's decision to cave to pressure from radical group the Illinois Family Institute.
New York, NY, August 28, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and
New York, New York—Today, GLAAD, the leading national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy o