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February 13, 2014

Federal Judge strikes down Virginia's ban on marriage equality

A federal judge declared Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, saying it violates the constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

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February 13, 2014

Gender Non-Conforming Youth Applaud Facebook for New Identity Tool

ABC News' Susan Donaldson James talked to Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming staff member at the Audre Lorde Project about the significance of Facebook's new custom gender field options for users.

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The politics of sobriety in the LGBT community, according to historian Jen Manion

Substance abuse and sobrierty within the LGBT community were recently unpacked in an op-ed by Jen Manion, advocate and Connecticut College history professor, featured on The Advocate's website.

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Kansas and Tennessee work to legalize religious-based discrimination

Earlier this week, bills backing religious-based discrimination against the LGBT community advanced in both Kansas and Tennessee. Kansas passed its bill when, around the same time, a similar bill was introduced in Tennessee.
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Changing our approach to ending "gay conversion therapy," as told by the New York Times

Instead of creating new legislation that explicitly bans the practice one state at a time, Jacob M. Victor, a law student at Yale, suggested we try a different approach---making use of laws that are already in place.

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White House considering ENDA executive order, says Labor Secretary Perez

The Washington Blade questioned Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Wednesday about the state of employment protections for the LGBT community under ENDA, as well protections specifically geared towards workers who are transgender.

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Scott Adams and his Dilbert cartoon speak out against India's anti-gay law

Fans of cartoonist Scott Adams' Dilbert will recognize Dogbert, Asok the intern, and the comic's signature satirical wit. Many, however, may have been (pleasantly, I hope) surprised by the strip's recent tackling of international LGBT issues—namely, India's criminalization of gay couples.

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GLAAD Gold Medal Winner: ABC World News Tonight looks at violence against LGBT Russians

For focusing media attention on the violence and intimidation faced by LGBT Russians, ABC World News Tonight earns the GLAAD Gold Medal for LGBT inclusive coverage of the Olympics.

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