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Debunking the 'bathroom bill' myth: GLAAD releases new resource for journalists

Today, GLAAD released a media guide for journalists covering stories related to LGBT nondiscrimination, in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LGBT advocacy organizations.

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GLAAD responds to Houston Equal Rights Ordinance vote

GLAAD today responded to news that the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which once protected millions of Houstonians from discrimination, was repealed through a voter referendum.

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Folks from Houston and beyond stand behind HERO on voting day

Today, many LGBT advocates hit the polls and social media to voice their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which is currently being voted on by the residents of Houston on this election day.

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Judge rules Houston nondiscrimination ordinance will stand

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has been stalled for nearly a year while opponents have sought to overturn the act. However, a judge has ruled the petition opposing HERO invalid, allowing protections for LGBT Houstonians to take effect.

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August 5, 2014

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance withstands petition for ballot referendum

Attempts to overturn Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance has failed, announced Mayor Annise Parker earlier this week.

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Houston makes history approving trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Today, Houston's City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance that will protect city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in a vote.

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GUEST POST: Separating the truth from the lies in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

There has been a lot of confusion in the transgender community about what is going on with the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Brynn Tannehill tries to clarify it for you.

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Eye on the media: 4 myths debunked about Houston's non-discrimination ordinance

GLAAD and ThinkProgress have previously published facts that counter commonly invoked myths surrounding HERO, and Media Matters has done so regarding ENDA. For your informed convenience, here's a breakdown.

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Houston HEROs speak out for non-discrimination ordinance

Houston, Texas could soon pass HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would cover employment, city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employment at businesses with at least 50 employees on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.

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