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University of Kansas to be Recognized for Transgender Education Support

Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project announced Monday it will be awarding its K-STEP Key award to The University of Kansas at an awards banquet on Aug. 24, according to a news release. The award is in appreciation of KU’s support of transgender education.

KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will accept the award on behalf of the university.

The Topeka Capital-Journal
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July 25, 2012
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South Africans Protest Anti-LGBT Violence on Nelson Mandela's Birthday

Freedom lovers around the world celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, but thousands of LGBT South Africans used the day to highlight the continued discrimination and a rising wave of hate crimes sweeping the country. From the article: "Connecting to Mandela’s 67 years of public service, advocates held 67-minute protests throughout the nation and called upon the African National Congress to take a more affirmative stance against homophobia."

Queerty.com
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July 19, 2012

Meet TV's Latest Trans Man: Lieutenant Dennis Croft of AMC's Small Town Security

Sunday evening AMC dipped its toes in the reality genre by premiering Small Town Security, an unscripted look at a small town family-owned security and investigation company. Under the guidance of Joan “The Chief” Koplan and her beloved Chihuahua Lambchop the peculiar but endearing crew of JJK Security gives Small Town Security viewers a unique perspective of life in the rural community of Ringgold, GA.

You Did it! Isis King Film Hello Forever Reaches Goal on Kickstarter

Not too long ago GLAAD blog readers were introduced to Hello Forever, a film starring transgender model and actress Isis King about Filipina women trying to overcome obstacles and find a way out of poverty. The filmmakers took to Kickstater in hopes to raise funds to cover post-production costs and festival submission fees. With your help they met their goal, and Isis shared her excitement on Twitter.

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