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May 21, 2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn To March For Passing Of GENDA In New York State

Tomorrow, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn along with Empire State Pride Agenda and members LGBT advocacy organizations, including the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and The Ali Forney Center will march on the steps of City Hall, in New York City.

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Reports of more anti-LGBT attacks in New York after thousands march for violence victims

After thousands of local advocates, including GLAAD, marched through New York City's West Village in response to the recent series of alleged anti-LGBT attacks, and to mourn the murder of Mark Carson, and openly gay man of color, more attacks have been reported.

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GLAAD and other LGBT groups speak out on immigration reform

GLAAD and other LGBT groups call on Congress to maintain family unity at the heart of immigration reform. The groups support changes to the immigration bill that will provide an accessible pathway to citizenship, and ardently oppose draconian amendments that would make immigrants permanent second-class citizens.

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Join Mombian's 8th annual blogging for LGBT families on June 3rd #LGBTFamilies

LGBT parenting blog Mombian is taking Monday, June 3rd to show the world for the 8th year in a row that LGBT families are just as loving, supportive and valuable to our communities as straight families.

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LGBT Groups to Senate Judiciary Committee: Amendments to Immigration Legislation Must Provide Reasonable and Fair Path to Citizenship

LGBT Groups to Senate Judiciary Committee: Amendments to Immigration Legislation Must Provide Reasonable and Fair Path to Citizenship

Following is a statement regarding amendments to the Title II provisions of the immigration bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate this week.

The statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Equality Federation, National Center for Transgender Equality.

Egypt’s Growing Gay-Rights Movement

Ramy Yosef, a 21-year-old man from Egypt's Nile Delta, came out on Twitter last year. His family responded by forcing him from their home. Tarek, 28, recounts being beaten and robbed for "dressing like a faggot"—and avoiding the police for fear that they, too, would target him for being gay.

The Daily Beast
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May 21, 2013

Inside the Boy Scout Battle to Repeal the Gay Ban

Hundreds of scouts and their leaders will descend on a vacation resort north of Dallas this week to, among other things, take a vote on this new statement: “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”

TIME Magazine Online
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May 21, 2013
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