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North Carolina Governor to sign bill banning local LGBT protections

Today, North Carolina's legislature passed a bill that will revoke and ban LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in the state.

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AMC, Viacom condemn Georgia's anti-LGBT bill

AMC and Viacom have joined Disney and Marvel in condemning Georgia’s HB 757, which would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.

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Disney speaks out against Georgia's 'license to discriminate' bill

The Walt Disney Company has become the first major studio to speak out against Georgia’s anti-LGBT ‘license to discriminate bill. The company stated that they would move their business out of the state if Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law.

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#glaadawards honoree Ruby Rose celebrates birthday volunteering at Toronto LGBT center

Yesterday, award-winning actress and GLAAD honoree Ruby Rose spent her 30th birthday volunteering at The 519's Sunday Drop-In program for the LGBTQ community in Toronto.

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Tell Governor Nathan Deal to veto Georgia's 'license to discriminate' bill

Without warning, the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to a bill HB 757, that would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.

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Georgia House passes 'license to discriminate' bill. Will Governor Deal veto?

Yesterday, the Georgia House passed House Bill 757, which has added further anti-LGBT amendments to Gergia's "license to discriminate" bill. The bill will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Despite major resistance from Georgians, businesses, and celebreties with ties in Georgia, the House quickly introduced and voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.

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Growing LGBT acceptance matches growing LGBT population in the South

Even though public attitudes towards the LGBT community in Southern States continues to grow, LGBT Southerners still face discrimination and disparities

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GLAAD's Alabama and Mississippi media guides help journalists tell more #SouthernStories

GLAAD has released two new media guides for journalists reporting on LGBT people in Alabama and Mississippi after a recent report showed an increased discomfort with the LGBT community by Americans living in the U.S. South

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Georgia's anti-LGBT 'First Amendment Defense Act' continues to meet resistance

The number of LGBT activists, celebrities, clergy, and companies that have condemned FADA has been growing in the past few weeks with voices such as Delta, Virgin Group, and even the Governor of Georgia uniting in the fight against this harmful anti-LGBT bill.

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