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Help Minnesota ban harmful "ex-gay" therapy

Alec Fischer has started a Change.org petition, calling on the Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, as well as state legislators, to pass a ban on "ex-gay" therapy. So far, over 35,000 people have signed on. Add your name.

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The people have spoken & they want a trans-inclusive Victoria's Secret

A petition has been circulating on Change.org asking Victoria’s Secret to bring on Carmen Carrera has the first trans Angel. So far, close to 40,000 people have signed.

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Snapshots: trans theology professor, adoption advocacy, diversity in the media, and more

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Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Danielle Powell: Expelled for being gay and told to repay scholarships

In the spring semester of 2011, Grace University, a Midwest Christian college in Omaha, Nebraska decided to expel Danielle Powell, simply because she is gay. After her expulsion, Powell says she was told that she would have to repay the $6,300 of tuition for the semester she wasn't allowed to finish.

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Smith College to form committee addressing discrimination against trans women applicants following advocacy

Students at Smith College delivered more than 4,000 signatures from a Change.org petition to school administrators, calling for Smith to treat trans women applicants equally in the admissions process.

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April 22, 2013

Brothers petitioning BSA to lift ban so both can be Eagle Scouts

Lucien Tessier, 20, and Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, are openly gay brothers

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Gay Man Rebuffed by Bishop Launches Petition for Dinner and Dialog with Roman Catholic Hierarchy

Nicholas Coppola, the Catholic man stripped of all volunteer duties after he married his husband, has launched a Change.org petition, inviting Cardinal Timothy Dolan to dinner and conversation about the relationship between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and LGBT people.

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March 4, 2013

Family of transgender first-grader Coy Mathis launches Change.org petition

Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.

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Media Misses The Mark With Coverage Of Indiana Group Supporting Anti-Gay Prom

A group of parents and students at an Indiana high school is leading an anti-gay initiative to create a separate prom that bans gay students.

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Boy Scouts of America does not end ban on gay Scouts and leaders; pressure on BSA grows

After more than a week of reports that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might consider lifting their national ban on gay Scouts and leaders, the organization’s Board of Directors decided in a closed door meeting today to form a task force to study the issue, and will in the interim keep their discriminatory policy on the books -- preventing openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders from serving openly in the organization.
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