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Evangelicals in Brazil rise in power, with consequences for Catholics, gays

When televangelist Silas Malafaia gathered 40,000 followers outside Brazil's Congress this week, it wasn't just to raise their arms to the sky and praise the Lord. "Gay activism is moral garbage," Malafaia roared into the microphone to a cheering crowd on the grassy esplanade of the Brazilian capital. "Satan will not destroy our family values."

Huffington Post
June 11, 2013

Marcel Neergaard, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, and realizing he's gay

Marcel is 11 years old and gay. He’s also become something of a national celebrity for launching an online petition on left-leaning that garnered more than 55,000 signatures last week. It resulted in StudentsFirst, a national grassroots organization formed to boost education, rescinding an award it gave to state Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, last year as “educational reformer of the year.”

Knox News
June 11, 2013

Gill Foundation Names Courtney Cuff as President and CEO

The Gill Foundation, one of the nation’s leading advocates of equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, announced today that Courtney Cuff has been named President and CEO of the foundation.

The Gill Foundation
June 10, 2013

Organization to address employment and career advancement for transgender people

The Association of Transgender Professionals (ATP), an organizaiton serving people with non-conforming gender expressions and identities who seek to advance their professional careers, has been endorsed by a national advisory board of voluntary leaders and allies, and will officially launch this week.


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