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Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."
Today, in feel-good news: A young girl in central Ohio named Keat has the love and support of her family, Highland El
Alec Fischer, a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, is leading the movement to have the discredited practice of "ex-gay" (also known as "conversion" or "reparative") therapy for minors banned in his state. With help from Representative Karen Clark and more than 80,000 supporters, Alec's vision is on its way to becoming law.
Anti-transgender activists are already looking for students who want to trash talk their classmates in their quest to repeal protections for transgender students.