Trans-Focused Reality Show Finds A Home On ABC Family

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By Jessica Goldstein ABC Family is home to a bunch of bonkers, tweens-only programming, and it’s easy to perceive the network as a little flashy and substance-less. The channel is packed with telegenic twenty-somethings pretending to be teenagers with highly implausible lives. But within the past five years, this Disney subsidiary has sneakily become home […]

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays Billboard Touts: ‘No One Is Born Gay’

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Truth Wins Out condemned a scientifically inaccurate billboard placed on a section of Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia by the “ex-gay” political organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). The billboard proves that PFOX is a purveyor of junk science and its affiliated therapists are unqualified practice legitimate therapy. The offensive billboard reads: “Identical Twins: […]

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New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

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The New York City Council passed legislation Monday that will end the city’s discriminatory birth certificate policy. The bill – Int. 491 (2014) – introduced by Councilmember Corey Johnson, eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The new policy will require that a licensed health care provider state […]

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California Public Schools to Teach LGBT History in 2015

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Governor Jerry Brown is making sure that the kids in his state will be taught an honest history. Brown signed a bill last week that will require the public schools in California to teach children about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. It will also require the teaching on the role of […]

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D.C. Council Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

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Tuesday, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. When signed into law, Washington, D.C. will become the third jurisdiction—behind California and New Jersey—to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from practices that are known to cause […]

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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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