Obama Signs ENDA Workplace Protection Order

Presidential remarks from the East Room at the White House Monday morning kept the media on its feet concerning the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Although a little late to the party, President Obama quickly proceeded to the business at hand. “Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming. You organized,
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UJA Holds Its First LGBTQ Conference

“I’ve turned gray waiting for UJA to make this conference,” said Shelly Weiss, a longtime LGBTQ activist. She was referring to UJA-Federation of New York’s first-ever conference focused on the Jewish gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community, which took place last month at the charity’s headquarters on East 59th Street. … Gabriel Blau, executive director
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Helping LGBT Families in Mississippi, Alabama, and Other Southern States

A few years back Family Equality Council partnered with several other national advocacy groups to produce “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families.” The report revealed the vast discrimination and economic disparities facing LGBT parents and their children in the United States and suggested a road map for bringing our laws
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State and Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

Challenged by its mission to advocate for LGBTQ equality in the Deep South through the arts and humanities, Living in Limbo, Inc. announces the next step in its continued evolution: State and Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South, A Living in Limbo Documentary (State and Union). State and Union is a feature length documentary currently in production,
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ABC News: Same-Sex Adoptions Next Frontier for LGBT Advocates

Philip McAdoo and his partner, Sean Cavanaugh, were in the process of adopting their son, Zaden, while living in New York City before same-sex marriage was legalized there in 2011. But by the time the official papers were finalized last year, they had moved to Georgia where laws prohibit gay marriage and adoption. “During that
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Yale acquires LGBTQ archives

A leading gay rights organization has chosen Yale as the new home for its historical documents. The Family Equality Council, an advocacy group for LGBTQ parents and their children, announced earlier this month that it will donate its collection of archival materials to Yale University Library’s Manuscripts & Archives Department. Composed of documents ranging from
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Barilla chairman issues apology for anti-gay comments, ‘eating his words,’ US gay rights group says

By Maggie Hennessy, 26-Sep-2013 Amid calls from Italian gay rights groups to boycott Barilla, the pasta company’s chairman, Guido Barilla, apologized for saying he would never use homosexual families in company advertisements. “It appears the the chairman of Barilla Pasta is now eatinghis words,” Family Equality Council executive director Gabriel Blau told FoodNavigator-USA. “But it
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Too Edgy? Too Tame? Gay Pride Parades Spark Debate

Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide. For many gays, who prize the events’ edginess, the shift is unwelcome — as evidenced by bitter debate preceding Sunday’s parade in Dallas. … One group with a keen interest
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