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Transgender parents report experiencing discrimination, but their children are faring well

LOS ANGELES, California — A new Williams Institute report shows that substantial numbers of transgender people are parents, though at rates that appear lower than the U.S. general population.

“This is rapidly growing area of research. In particular, we need more research to better understand the impact of discrimination on transgender parents and their families.”

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On 5th anniversary of federal hate crimes law, a guide to state-level hate crimes advocacy

WASHINGTON DC – On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (HCPA), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today released a guide providing analysis of the current landscape of hate crimes laws in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

20 states either do not have a hate crimes law or have a law lacking LGBT inclusion, HRC says.

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HRC leader stumping for votes in four key Senate races

On the eve of a crucial election that will determine the shape of the next Congress, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Chad Griffin will travel to four states with critical races to mobilize thousands of LGBT voters and their allies to get out and vote for equality.

As part of HRC’s unprecedented ongoing national effort, Griffin will anchor events for candidates whose wins are important to maintaining a majority of pro-equality leaders in the U.S. Senate, including in Oregon, Colorado, Georgia and New Hampshire.

“We are at a critical juncture in our fight for full equality,” says Chad Griffin, HRC leader.

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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Teen slits her sister’s throat after finding out she was a lesbian

Police in Azerbaijan have arrested a 19-year-old who says she was possessed by “a demon” when she killed her lesbian sister.

Parvana Nuriyevanin, 19, stabbed her sister Günel Nuriyevan, 20, before slitting her throat after a struggle, Aznews reported. The incident took place at their home in the capital city of Baku.

Teen slits her sister’s throat after finding out she was a lesbian | This Just In: LGBT news blog

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A Few Anti-Gay Governors Just Won’t Admit Defeat

By Matt Baume The number of states with marriage has gone up yet again this week. Only a handful of states are stil trying to defend their marriage bans, and they’re quickly running out of ways to delay their inevitable loss. A straight couple in Kansas has filed a new anti-gay lawsuit, and it’s nuts. […]

The post A Few Anti-Gay Governors Just Won’t Admit Defeat appeared first on Equality On Trial.

HRC: Don’t be fooled by “softer” rhetoric from Southern Baptists

As members of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) gather Monday in Nashville, Tennessee for a conference aimed at devising strategy to combat the movement toward marriage equality for LGBT Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has called for an end to the denomination’s vilification of same-sex couples.

“LGBT people are routinely spiritually, emotionally, and even physically harmed by the rhetoric that originates in church pulpits and seeps into playgrounds, classrooms, workplaces, and even into dinner table conversations.”

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SDGLN Poll: Is Halloween America’s gay holiday?

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll weigh in on whether they agree with the contention that Halloween is America’s gay holiday.

Our poll question was: Halloween has been called America’s gay holiday. Do you agree?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 63% of readers don’t consider Halloween to be America’s gay holiday, while 37% do think so.

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: Can the Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate?

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: Can the Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate?

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Meet LGBT History Month icons CeCe McDonald, Freddie Mercury, and John Cameron Mitchell

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(Editor’s note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

CeCe McDonald

Today’s LGBT History Month icons are CeCe McDonald, Freddie Mercury and John Cameron Mitchell.

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Methodist court decides fate of pastor who officiated at son’s gay wedding

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The United Methodist Church’s highest court ruled today that the Rev. Frank Schaefer will remain an ordained minister even though he violated official Church policy by officiating at his gay son’s wedding in 2007.

The Judicial Council decided in favor of the pastor purely on a technicality, saying that a Church jury in Pennsylvania had erred by defrocking the Rev. Schaefer last year. By taking this “safe” route, the Judicial Council managed to ignore the pink elephant in the room: gay marriage.

The United Methodist Church’s highest court ruled today that the Rev. Frank Schaefer will remain an ordained minister even though he violated Church policy by officiating at his gay son’s wedding in 2007.

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Ed Breeding tackles a “Prescription for Addiction”

Pills, pills and more pills. Doctors can prescribe a pill for anything that bothers us. And for some people, that is a “Prescription For Addiction.”

That’s also the apt title of the latest documentary by Ed Breeding, also known for his photography and paintings.

Filmmaker Ed Breeding speaks with SDGLN.com and says “Prescription For Addiction” was originally conceived as a pilot film so that “if there was enough interest, whereby I could do three or four more follow up films, as it was not possible for me to cover all the issues that this subject warrants in one film.”

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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Top U.S. evangelical ethicist comes out for gay rights

At a moment when American churches and politicians are warring over gay rights and same-sex marriage, each side needs every soldier it can muster. Conservatives are about to learn that one of America’s leading evangelical ethicists is defecting to the opposition.

Top U.S. evangelical ethicist comes out for gay rights | This Just In: LGBT news blog

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