Derrick Gordon: First Openly Gay Athlete to Play Division I Ball

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At 7:05 p.m. on November 14, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete to play a game in Division 1 men’s basketball. The 22-year-old junior, who plays for the University of Massachusetts, came out April 9. He immediately started getting letters of support from Germany, France, Italy, and China, was appearing at GLAAD awards and attended a Tedx […]

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Mom vs. Fox News: Can She Take Down the Big Bully on the Block?

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By Lisa J. Keating I’d like to bring to the surface and discuss the real life damage that occurs because of the type of reporting on gender diversity by Fox News and other conservative media outlets. Who really gets hurt? The kids who identify as cisgender boys and girls? No. I believe it is a […]

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What the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Means For Marriage Equality

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By Alexandra Temblador On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld four state’s same-sex marriage bans. This ruling contrasts with four other circuit courts of appeals, the 4th, 7th, 9th, and 10th, who overturned the same-sex marriage bans in their regions. This ruling by the 6th Circuit Court is significant […]

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Inconsistent Marriage Laws Cost Businesses $1.3 Billion Annually

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Thursday Freedom to Marry and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates released a new report estimating that the remaining patchwork of marriage laws for same-sex couples across the United States costs businesses in the private sector $1.3 billion every year. Over the next five years, the private sector is expected to spend $6.6 billion in order to accommodate […]

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“Dear Newly-Elected Representative:” The Positive Perspective of This Week’ Senate Elections

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By Alexandra Temblador After this week’s election that gave Republicans, many of whom are opponents of LGBT issues, control of the senate, the LGBT community is a little shaken up. Yes, we can all agree that we would feel a little better if Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, supporters of gay […]

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Adidas Adds Pharrell Williams to the Fold With New Equality Messaging

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Pharrell Williams’s newest campaign for Adidas promotes a track jacket, a sneaker and gender and racial equality. The ad’s tag lines are “Equality is Acceptance,” “Equality is Love” and “Equality is Strength,” with photos, including a group of people standing in an equal sign formation, shot by Ryan McGinley. Williams announced his “long-term partnership” with the company in March. […]

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GLAAD Launches Southern Stories Initiative in Atlanta

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  GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, Wednesday launched GLAAD Southern Stories, a new program that aims to build support for equality in the American South. The launch was announced at GLAAD Atlanta, a celebration of national and local leaders advancing LGBT equality through the media. The event, which […]

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Ted Olson: Marriage Equality Has Passed the ‘Point of No Return’

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Republican lawyer and former solicitor general Theodore Olson said in a new interview that he believes America’s same-sex marriage fight has passed “the point of no return.” “I do not believe that the United States Supreme Court could rule that all of those laws prohibiting marriage are suddenly constitutional after all these individuals have gotten […]

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West Virginia Attorney General Concedes Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey Thursday agreed to end the state’s defense of West Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban in Lambda Legal’s marriage case one day after the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia lifted its stay on the case, McGee v. Cole. et. al. The state’s change in position comes […]

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Las Vegas Opens Chapel Doors To Same-Sex Couples

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It’s official: Las Vegas just got more fabulous. Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Nevada. Due to this, Nevada became part of the 32 states to legalize same-sex marriage.  Clark County will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples on Wednesday, October 8 at 2 p.m. “This is a historic day for Las Vegas and the great state of Nevada,” […]

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