Sony, Walt Disney Studios Fail GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index

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GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, Wednesday released its third annual Studio Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2014 calendar year. For the first time, GLAAD this year […]

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Marriage Equality Video Goes Viral in Ireland

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A new video has gone viral to support a “yes” vote on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum. Ireland is set to become the first country in Europe to hold a referendum (with the law not decided by passing legislation in parliament) on same-sex marriage May 22. “Their campaign is based largely on fear and disinformation, and […]

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Resources For Parents: Common Sense Media

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By: Shannon Ralph It’s no secret that our children live in a very different world than the one we grew up in. The advent of the internet has drastically broadened our horizons, and advances in technology have placed the whole wide world at our children’s fingertips. These days, media and technology permeate every aspect of […]

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Students Seek Justice for English Teacher Fired For Being Gay

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By Alexandra Temblador “Inspires Moral and Ethical Leadership by not only educating, but also requiring students to provide service to, embrace diversity within, and seek justice for their communities and the marginalized in our society.” The following sentence was taken directly from the “Belief Statements” page on Skutt Catholic’s, a private Catholic school in Omaha, Nebraska, […]

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Phelps’ Granddaughter Attends Equality House Kiss-In

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To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Equality House, a rainbow-painted LGBT-themed building across the street from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), a mass kiss-in was held. Many ex-WBC members attended, including Libby Phelps, the granddaughter of Westboro founder Fred Phelps. Phelps, one of Fred Phelps’ 54 grandchildren, left the church in 2009. “There are so […]

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Serving America in Silence: Cianni’s, Gays in the Military

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By Alexandra Temblador Dustin Hiersekorn and Zachary Werth, Boise, ID 2011 Gays serving in the military is not something new in American history. The first gay person discharged from the U.S. military was Lieutenant Gotthold Frederick Enslin in 1778 by General George Washington. From 1917 to 2010 when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed, there […]

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United We Are Strong Launches in Wake of Nationwide Religious Freedom Bills

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A new campaign aimed at uniting LGBT military personnel and veterans launched Wednesday. The overdue effort, spearheaded by OutServe-SLDN, is aptly titled United We Are Strong, and aims to repeal “Religious Freedom” acts throughout the country. Currently there are 30 states that do not have protections for LGBT individuals. Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana recently made headlines for […]

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Indiana’s License-to-Discriminate Law

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By: Shannon Ralph   Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you have undoubtedly heard of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Governor Mike Pence on Thursday of last week. Though Republican leaders in the state continue to insist that the law is in no way meant to encourage bigotry against […]

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