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Couple shares of marriage proposal at White House LGBT pride event

Liz Margolies, executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, and Scout, of the Fenway Institute, join Melissa Harris-Perry to share their story from when earlier this month, Scout proposed to Margolies while the two attended the White House LGBT Pride Reception.

Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
June 25, 2012

Laverne Cox Shares the Pitfalls of Anti-Trans Discrimination

When I was bullied as a child, called names, chased home from school, and sometimes physically attacked, it was because of my gender expression. The way I acted was way more feminine than how most of the people around me thought a boy "should" act. Though I was often told I acted like a girl as a child, I was also usually called anti-gay slurs, like "sissy" or "faggot." I was bullied because of my gender expression, but everyone called it "gay" years before I knew I liked boys, years before I understood I was trans.

The Huffington Post
June 22, 2012

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)
June 21, 2012


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