GLAAD leads millions in united stand against bullying for Spirit Day

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NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today showcased the participants for Spirit Day 2016. Each year, GLAAD leads celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, faith groups, school districts, universities, and everyday individuals to go purple in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. Spirit […]

Point Foundation’s LGBTQ scholarship applications open Nov. 1

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LOS  ANGELES, Calif. – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply for Point’s multiyear scholarship. Applications open online at […]

ILGA releases new results of the largest ever global research of attitudes toward LGBTI people


GENEVA–Today, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) shares the second round of results of the ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo. This is a new annual survey to gather credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and […]

HRC salutes San Diego for earning perfect score every year since launch of the Municipal Equality Index

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced that for the fifth year in a row San Diego has achieved a perfect score on HRC’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for establishing LGBTQ-inclusive local laws, policies and services. “San Diego has been a leader in advancing LGBTQ rights at a local level, a fact […]

HRC announces further endorsements in North Carolina

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced two endorsements in North Carolina. The first endorsement is of Linda Coleman for the office of North Carolina lieutenant governor. The office is currently held by Dan Forest. “Working with Roy Cooper as governor, Linda Coleman will help repair the damage inflicted on North Carolina and ensure […]

ACLU takes legal action to protect rights of Minnesota transgender student

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the ACLU filed a motion yesterday to intervene on behalf of a transgender student in a lawsuit that seeks to bar trans students from using locker rooms consistent with the student’s gender identity. The transgender girl, identified as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, is […]

GLAAD launches Spirit Day app in support of LGBTQ youth

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NEW YORK – GLAAD announced today the launch of the “Go Purple for #SpiritDay” app, powered by Toyota Financial Services. The free app allows users to take part in Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world supporting LGBTQ youth, by making their social media profiles purple. The app also offers […]

LGBT advocacy groups celebrate National Coming Out Day

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Today is National Coming Out Day. The Human Rights Campaign celebrated the day by releasing a new video (above) highlighting actors, athletes, musicians, and others who are helping to advance equality by coming out and sharing their stories. HRC is also featuring guides and resources that are part of its National Coming Out Project. “Coming out […]

Logo to symbolically censor LGBT content with ‘Day of Disruption’ on National Coming Out Day

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NEW YORK, NY — Logo today announced it will symbolically censor LGBT content on-air and online in a show of solidarity with international LGBT people who live in countries where positive LGBT media images are invisible or banned. The unprecedented ‘Day of Disruption,’ part of Logo’s international LGBT project, Global Ally, takes place on Tuesday, […]

HRC launches largest get-out-the-vote effort in its history

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced the latest push in the organization’s largest get-out-the-vote effort in its more than 35-year history. It’s a multi-state targeting campaign that for the first time reaches well beyond the nation’s nearly 10 million LGBTQ voters to mobilize the growing ranks of allies and others with a […]

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