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WATCH: Disney Channel's 'Good Luck Charlie' episode introduces the network's first out characters

Last night's episode of Good Luck Charlie, "Down a Tree," broke new ground for the Disney Channel with the inclusion of a lesbian couple, the network's first out characters in a series. Check out a clip now.
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January 27, 2014

South Dakota considers bill to allow discrimination against LGBT people

South Dakota State Senator Ernie Otten, with lead support from Rep. Steve Hickey, introduced two bills in the South Dakota Legislature attempting to allow clergy, church officials and businesspeople to refuse to take part in the marriages or receptions of loving LGBT couples with the justification that it would protect their religious beliefs.

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This week: Two state marriage rallies to feature extreme speakers

Indiana and Utah will both host anti-marriage equality rallies. Both programs feature anti-LGBT activists who have said some of the most jaw-dropping things about LGBT people.

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GLAAD's Tiq Milan and Christina Kahrl share best practices for covering transgender stories on CNN's Reliable Sources

Christina Kahrl, a writer for ESPN, and member of GLAAD's board, and Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to discuss reporting on transgender people, particularly in light of Grantland's salacious article, "Dr. V's Magical Putter," which outed Essay Anne Vanderbilt as a transgender woman.

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How the media is criminalizing HIV, why that's a problem, and what we can do to fix it

This problem is severe and undoubtedly multifaceted, but has to do in heavy part with the heightened stigma that exists within the African-American community—the stigma that LGBT and mainstream media perpetuate when they turn a blind eye to people of color and people who are HIV+.

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