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GLAAD announces selection of new President and CEO

Monday, November 25, 2013
Sarah Kate Ellis
NEW YORK -- The National Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation's LGBT media advocacy organization, on Monday announced the selection of Sarah Kate Ellis as the organization's new CEO and president following a nationwide search.

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Gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile working on new book

Friday, November 22, 2013
Michelangelo Signorile
NEW YORK -- Michelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights.

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Equality House honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the advocacy group Planting Peace has painted its Topeka, Kan., Equality House the colors of the transgender flag.

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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today is the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community.

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A decade after Mass. landmark ruling, marriage equality makes gains

Sunday, November 17, 2013
gay marriage
BOSTON -- In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days.

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Openly gay teen scientist honored by Vatican as positive role model

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Jack, speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference earlier this year.
CROWNSVILLE, Md. — An openly gay teen scientist has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.

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Family of Tyler Clementi make first visit to site of Rutgers student’s suicide

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Clementi family
FORT LEE, N.J. — The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life.

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Gay Maine congressman: Coming out has been good

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Robert F. Bukaty, APU.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine)
PORTLAND, Maine -- When the intensely private U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his "gaydar."

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You’ve never seen an anti-bullying video like this…

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Grab hold of someone you love, and get ready to have your eyes opened, because we’ve never seen an anti-bullying video like this.

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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

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