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Millions to go purple for ‘Spirit Day’ in united stand against bullying, Oct.17

NEW YORK,  – MTV talent including Ke$ha, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley from ‘Snooki and JWOWW,’ and Nev Schulman and Max Joseph from Catfish: The TV Show; trans athlete and advocate Kye Allums; openly gay basketball player Jason Collins; the cast of Teen Nick’s ‘Degrassi’; celebrity radio host Elvis Duran; WNBA player Brittney […]

‘You Can Tell Just By Looking:’ New book dispelling stereotypes and false assumptions about LGBTs publishes Oct. 1

Today, conversations and debates about homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and transgenderism are taking place everywhere in American society, from pop culture to politics. Because people seek easy answers for things they don’t understand, myths about LGBT people abound; some are casual and seemingly harmless, while others may be used to justify violence and discrimination. In an […]

Lady Gaga ‘Applause’ remix package available today (VIDEOS)

Lady Gaga releases the remix package for debut single “Applause” today. Featuring Remixes by Empire Of The Sun, Viceroy, Purity Ring, Bent Collective, DJ White Shadow, Fareoh and Goldhouse. Preview the remixes below: 1.      Lady Gaga – “Applause” – Empire of the Sun Remix     2.     Lady Gaga – “Applause” – Viceroy Remix   3.      Lady Gaga […]

Guido Barilla apologizes for anti-gay statements

Following international outrage at Guido Barilla’s comments that the company would never make an ad with gay people and if they didn’t like it they can find another brand of pasta, Barilla has issued a video apology. In the video Barilla says: “Yesterday, I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating […]

Two co-founders of ‘Friend Movement’ to walk 921 miles in memory of Tyler Clementi, raise awareness of bullying prevention (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES and CHICAGO — With apologies to the Proclaimers, who sang “I would walk 500 miles” in their hit song “I’m Gonna Be,” Elliot London and Ronnie Kroell are doubling down for an essential cause.  They will be walking nearly 1,000 miles – 921 miles to be exact – from Chicago to New York over 37 days to raise awareness for increased bullying […]

New report finds LGBT actors face continued discrimination

LOS ANGELES — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) actors face continued discrimination, even as workplace opportunities and conditions improve, according to a first-of-its kind report by UCLA’s The Williams Institute and the performers’ union SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). The report entitled, “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in […]

ExxonMobil to to provide same-sex couples with employee benefits

ExxonMobil, which for years has failed to offer basic non-discrimination protections to its LGBT employees and health benefits to their families, today announced it will  recognize legal same-sex marriages and offer health benefits to same-sex spouses of its employees.  Since 1999, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called on the corporation to offer equal benefits […]

New Jersey court rules in favor of marriage equality

Today Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled that given the recent Windsor Supreme Court decision granting federal recognition to gay couples, New Jersey’s system of civil unions are inherently unequal and that lesbian and gay couples in that state are entitled to full marriage equality.  If the state does not appeal the […]

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Vice President Joe Biden to deliver keynote address at HRC National Dinner

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign today announced that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at the organization’s 17th annual National Dinner  Saturday, Oct. 5  in Washington, D.C. “Vice President Biden has been a champion of civil rights for his entire career, from his leadership on the Violence Against Women Act to […]

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