Washington

GLAAD responds to no condemnation, no word of welcome for LGBT people from Pope Francis

GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, expressed a mix of disappointment and hopefulness in Pope Francis' lack of explicit welcoming messages for the thousands of LGBT people who followed his trip to the United States.

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#DC19 campaign highlights DC's non-discrimination protections

A campaign launched by the DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) highlights the 19 traits covered under the DC Human Rights Act, which is the District’s anti-discrimination law.

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Rainbow Community club provides safe space for LGBT youth

The Rainbow Community in Longview, Washington is a group for local LGBTQ and ally middle and high school students that meets weekly at the Longview Public Library and has already changed the lives of its young members.

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PHOTOS: Amazon receives 125K petitions hand-delivered by LGBT scouts, locals, advocates

Today, GLAAD was on the ground in Seattle with LGBT youth, adults, and local advocates as they delivered more than 125,000 petition signatures to online retail giant Amazon at the company's headquarters in Seattle.

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Washington Governor "deeply troubled" by Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, allies with ousted Scoutmaster

Jay Inslee, the Governor for the State of Washington, has released an open letter supporting Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath and condemning the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for revoking his title as well as his troop's charter, simply because Geoffrey is openly gay.

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January 31, 2014

TAKE ACTION: Today is "Stand with Mr. Z" day!

In response to the recent firing of Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal, Mark Zmuda, student leaders have organized Z Day 2014 in support of their beloved educator, who was terminated for legally marrying his husband.
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January 24, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School students continue to "make a mess" to bring back fired teacher

Eastside Catholic High School students continue to speak out in support of fired vice principal Mark Zmuda.

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January 7, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School: get divorced or get fired

Mark Zmuda, the former vice principal of Eastside Catholic school in Sammamish, was fired after school officials found out he had married his husband. One of Zmuda's former students released a video where Zmuda states he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce.

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December 20, 2013

Catholic school students protest gay vice-principal's dismissal

Hundreds of students from Eastside Catholic High School in Washington staged a protest in support of vice principal Mark Zmuda who was dismissed for marrying the man he loves.

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