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January 31, 2014

GLAAD Media Awards nominees highlight outstanding trans media representations

GLAAD announced the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards today. There were many outstanding transgender media representations this year.

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Forecast for anti-LGBT violence is likely, claims anti-LGBT rainmaker

When Sally Kohn wants to see her life reflected in the media, it's understandable. When Erik Rush sews the seeds for violence against the LGBT community, it must be taken seriously.

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Professional boxers Ana Laura "La Monita" Esteche and Johanna "Yoki" Giménez come out, announce they're together

Argentinian boxer Ana Laura "La Monita" Esteche, who just won the light welterweight championship for the World Boxing Association, came out in a post-competition interview. Her partner happens to be another WBA boxer, Johanna "Yoki" Giménez.
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GLAAD unveils Olympic Playbook, launches Global Voices program

GLAAD today unveiled a resource guide for journalists covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, which equips reporters with critical information about the country's draconian anti-LGBT laws.
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'The DL Chronicles' producers Quincy and Deondray Gossfield speak with GLAAD about being married live on the Grammys

Television producers Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett, one of the lucky 33 couples married by Queen Latifah during Sunday's historic Grammys ceremony, spoke with GLAAD about their big day and being married live on national television.
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'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' named most popular original series ever on Fuse, picked up for second season

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that the reality series "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" is the network's most-watched original series ever and the series has been picked up for a second season of eight all-new episodes set to premiere in June 2014.
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January 28, 2014

Kan. follows SD introducing bills supporting discrimination against the LGBT community

Kansas State Rep. Charles Macheers introduced a bill that would permit discrimination by businesses, groups, and those who do not want to serve LGBT married couples. Kansas follows South Dakota who introduced similar legislation only days earlier.

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