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Marriage equality comes to Archie Comics' Riverdale

Marriage equality comes to Archie Comics’ Riverdale

In a move that only proves the growing acceptance and inevitability of full marriage rights for gay people, Archie Comics is getting ready to ring some gay wedding bells in Riverdale. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie Comics that was introduced about a year ago, is getting married. In the year since…

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Trans Rights: Social Security ends "gender no-match" letters for employees

Trans Rights: Social Security ends “gender no-match” letters for employees

In a big move forward for transgender Americans, the Social Security Administration has said it will end the policy of allowing employers to match the gender markers of employees with the Social Security Number Verification System: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has confirmed that it has ended the practice of allowing gender to be matched in its Social Security Number…

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DADT Repeal Update: Roadblocks & Celebrations

DADT Repeal Update: Roadblocks & Celebrations

Ding dong, DADT is almost dead! The discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that keeps gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers from serving their country openly in the military is finally in its last days. The 17 year old law is set to end on Sept 20th, 2011. This is following the long road of passage…

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Congrats! Out Illinois lawmaker weds in Iowa

Congrats! Out Illinois lawmaker weds in Iowa

Illinois State Representative Deborah Mell married Christin Baker, her partner of 7 years, in Iowa over the weekend, making her the first high-profile elected official in the state to publicly enter into a same-sex marriage: “Our relationship deserves marriage,” said a beaming Mell, her newly wedding-banded hand resting on Baker’s shoulder Tuesday. “That’s how I…

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White House names Trevor Project a 'Champion of Change' for work with LGBT youth

White House names Trevor Project a ‘Champion of Change’ for work with LGBT youth

Great news for the Trevor Project and for LGBT youth: the national organization will be honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” in innovation in suicide prevention. The Trevor Project will meet with Administration officials tomorrow to discuss priorities in suicide prevention prior to National Suicide Prevention Week in September: Tomorrow, Thursday,…

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Election 2012: Where do the candidates stand on LGBT rights?

Election 2012: Where do the candidates stand on LGBT rights?

Marriage Equality USA has put together a handy chart on where all of the 2012 candidates for President stand on a variety of rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Take a look at where they are at on basic issues like employment protections, military service, adoption, and relationship recognition. It’s important to educate…

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Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

The Chicago Sky are hosting an Anti-Bullying Game on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 PM at the Allstate Arena. The Chicago Sky and The Trevor Project invite you to a night of world-class basketball that helps raise awareness about the huge issue of bullying. Come out, as the Sky take on the Los Angeles Sparks,…

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US senators tell LGBT kids 'It Gets Better'

US senators tell LGBT kids ‘It Gets Better’

A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois’ own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ campaign. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),…

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