New York

Gay Jewish couple featured in Jewish news outlet despite previous backlash

In the spirit of increasing acceptance and inclusiveness, a prominent Jewish outlet, The Jewish Week, recently sought to feature a gay Jewish couple's wedding announcement, despite previous backlash from the Orthodox community.

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June 11, 2013

Call your NY State senator: pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act!

Today, June 11th, is the statewide call-in day to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State, organized by Empire State Pride Agenda. Polls indicate that 78% of New York State residents support the act, which if passed would prohibit discrimination based on a person's gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and public accommodations.

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June 10, 2013

Snapshots of our Work

Blogging for LGBT Families Day, Marcel Neergaard, Gezi Park and more - Be sure to check out GLAAD 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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June 6, 2013

Join GLAAD at a screening of God Loves Uganda at the United Nations

God Loves Uganda, a documentary directed by Roger Ross Williams follows American and Ugandan religious leaders that are fighting "sexual immorality" and missionaries that are trying to convince Ugandans to oppose LGBT people. The Unitarian Universalist Association will host a panel and reception around a special screening of God Loves Uganda.

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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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May 19, 2013

GLAAD joins march and rally against anti-LGBT hate violence in New York City

Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed a gay man, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.

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Advocates push for GENDA at the Empire State Pride Agenda's Equality and Justice Day 2013

Tuesday was Empire State Pride Agenda's Equality and Justice Day. Advocates pushed for the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act and the Child-Parent Security Act.

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January 31, 2013

Queens teacher fired for being transgender

In a story that has been making its way around the media for the past few weeks, a former teacher at a Roman Catholic prep school in Queens suing after being fired for coming out as transgender.

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