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Group Aims to Reframe Marriage Equality Conversation

A new campaign aiming to re-frame the debate around marriage equality is being launched this week. The Commitment Campaign has gained support from a bipartisan group of governors and other political figures.

USA Today
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November 6, 2011
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Joan Garry Hired to Help Equality California Transition Plan

On Tuesday, Equality California put out a statement about their strategy for a transition plan after the unexpected departure of Executive Director Roland Palencia.

Equality California has seen a lot of change over the past year, most recently with the unexpected departure of Executive Director Roland Palencia. With change comes challenges, but also exciting opportunities. As board presidents for Equality California and the Equality California Institute, we believe it is our responsibility...

The Bilerico Project
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November 4, 2011
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Story to Watch: New Bill to Mandate Inclusion of LGBT Youth in Federally Funded Sex-Ed Classes

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) last week introduced the “Real Education for Healthy Youth Act,” aimed at educating teenagers about LGBT people and issues in federally funded sex education programs.

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Two Recent Polls Find Growing Support for LGBT Community

Two recent polls, one from the Pew Research Center and the other from the Public Religion Research Institute, show growing support for marriage equality and transgender equality respectively.

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Dr. Biden Speaks Out Against Anti-LGBT Bullying: ‘No Child Should Be Subjected To That’

Second Lady Jill Biden spoke out against anti-gay bullying at the PFLAG national convention this afternoon, and congratulated the organization for "shining a light"; on LGBT equality in "places where yours is the only voice of support and acceptance": "We have all heard painful stories of bullying and harassment. And we have read too many accounts of heartbreaking incidents where kids are driven to take...

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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November 4, 2011
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GLAAD Works With Burke Burnett, Victim of Brutal Attack in Texas

On Sunday, October 30, in Reno, Texas, Burke Burnett was stabbed repeatedly with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a fire. At the same time, 26-year-old Burke, who is openly gay, was taunted with numerous anti-gay slurs. "I was hurt really badly that night, emotionally and physically, but I didn't lose my life, and that's the most important thing," said Burke. GLAAD has been working closely with Burke to help him share his story with the media.
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