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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.

'Cake Boss' Features Carmen Carrera, Transgender Star Says She Was Butt Of Transphobic Joke

Last night's episode of TLC's reality television show "Cake Boss" featured transgender star Carmen Carrera in what she thought would be a positive moment of visibility for the trans community.

But after being part of what is being termed a transphobic prank, the show's producers are facing outrage and a petition demanding that the transgender community receive an apology.

Huffington Post
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June 12, 2012

Senate Committee Holds Hearing Into ENDA; Harkin Gives No Commitment on Mark-Up Session

The Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing this morning into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has been pending in Congress off and on since 1994. Although a majority of the committee is co-sponsoring the legislation, HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), after the hearing, would not commit to a mark-up session on the legislation, which would be the next step forward for the bill before a committee vote.

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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June 12, 2012
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Nashua’s Laughton The First Transgender Candidate for NH State Office

What Stacie Laughton wants people to see is that she is just like everyone else.
If elected in November, Laughton believes that she will be the first openly transgender member of the state House of Representatives. But Laughton wants voters to focus on the issues rather than her identity.
Laughton finalized her plans to run for state office Thursday morning, filing her paperwork at City Hall with a group of other candidates.
“It was a sign of solidarity,” Laughton said of filing together. “It was a special moment.”

The Nashua Telegraph
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June 12, 2012
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Loop 21 Interviews Janet Mock About Violence Against Black Trans Women

If George W. Bush didn’t “care about black people,” then people generally don’t care about the lives of transgender women of color.

That’s not exactly the way writer and activist Janet Mock put it. She and others believe a rash of murders, as well as uneven media coverage, suggest a gross lack of empathy for gender non-conforming individuals.

Mock, a 29-year-old Hawaii native, was her parents’ firstborn son. She transitioned when she was a teenager and is aware of her privilege of not having her gender identity questioned by society.

Loop 21
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June 12, 2012

Senate First: Openly Transgender Person To Testify

The Senate on Tuesday will have an openly transgender person testify before one of the chamber’s committees for the first time, the Washington Blade reported this week.

Kylar Broadus, a lawyer and the founder of Trans People of Color Coalition, will speak about the lack of federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered workers during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, according to the Blade.

The Next America (National Journal)
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June 12, 2012
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