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February 19, 2016

Georgia State Senate advances anti-LGBT discrimination bill

Georgia's Senate voted on the so-called "First Amendment Defense Act," a bill that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination.

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GLAAD co-signs letter to entertainment industry leaders combatting stigma of HIV & AIDS

GLAAD calls on entertainment industry leaders "to continue to defend and support the rights and dignity of entertainment industry workers living with HIV."

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President Obama applauds Ellen’s role in changing hearts and minds

President Barack Obama praised Ellen for owning who she is, empowering others and changing hearts and minds towards the LGBT community.

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GLAAD Global Voices returns to the United Kingdom

GLAAD spent the last week in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh to revisit some of the people and organizations with whom GLAAD began working last October as part of the Global Voices program.

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Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond reaches settlement with Georgia's Department of Corrections

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman from Georgia, has brought international attention to the abuse and the lack of medical attention that incarcerated transgender inmates face.

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Transgender man killed by police in Arizona and misgendered by the media

A 24-year-old transgender man, Kayden Clarke, was shot and killed by police in his home on Thursday, February 4th, in Mesa, Arizona.

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#VoteWithUs couple nominated for Irish LGBT ally award

Brighid and Paddy Whyte , an elderly married couple from Ireland, have been nominated at the GALAS LGBT Awards for their sincere videos submitted to the #VoteWithUs campaign for marriage equality in Ireland. They have been nominated in the category of "LGBT Ally," for their work with the #VoteWithUs campaign for the referendum for equal marriage in Ireland.

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George Takei takes to social media to speak against anti-LGBT bills in Georgia

Actor, LGBT advocate, and GLAAD Media Award honoree George Takei mobilized his social media following to advocate against dangerous anti-LGBT bills pending in the Georgia legislature.

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Italian LGBT advocates to host first-ever Diversity Media Awards

Diversity, an Italian association working to reduce prejudice and discrimination, will launch its first Diversity Media Awards (DMA). DMA is modeled after the GLAAD Media Awards and recognizes fair, accurate, and diverse representations of LGBT people in the media.

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