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Transgender Athlete Looks to Qualify in Hammer

Keelin Godsey is one of 24 athletes scheduled to participate Thursday in the women’s hammer throw at the United States Olympic trials, but for Godsey, 28, of North Adams, Mass., there is much more than a spot in London at stake.

London 2012 (The New York Times)
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June 21, 2012
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TVC's Anti-Trans Attack Email Sparks Outrage, But Not Surprise, From LGBT Activists

Although the only comments opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to be heard in today's Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the bill came from one witness, Craig Parshall of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, one outside group took to its email list with a particularly aggressive and anti-transgender pitch.

The Traditional Values Coalition, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, put out a fundraising email to members today attacking the specter of transgender teachers.

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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June 13, 2012
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New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

New York, New York—Today, GLAAD, the leading national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy at the historic Stonewall Inn, in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

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