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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has been keeping tabs on LGBT representation on television networks for nearly twenty years. They release an annual Network Responsibility Index and “Where We Are on TV” report to improve quality and…
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Over the past several months, anti-gay laws in Russia have gained attention worldwide, particularly in the United States and other countries with marriage equality laws in place. In addition to outrageous discrimination against the LGBT population in Russia, these laws…
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The Supreme Court DOMA Decision. What does it really mean for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois? If you didn’t know about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) when it was in full effect, you surely heard about it when…
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  ABC Family normalizes lesbian-headed families during prime-Time TV Two lesbian mothers raise a family of biological, adopted, and foster children. This new show is groundbreaking territory and makes strides towards normalizing same-sex families. The Show ABC Family recently premiered…
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To better the serve Chicagoland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) population, a second IntraSpectrum location has opened in Andersonville, or as some call it “Girls Town.” IntraSpectrum Counseling has found overwhelming success because they are the only Chicago-based…
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Homophobia has been rampant in male professional sports for years. More recently, three high profile incidents have drawn attention to this problem. As Scott Soshnick reports on Bloomberg.com in his article “Gay Pro Athletes Get Backing of Nike, NHL as…
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Boy Scouts of America Considers Repealing Gay Ban At the GLAAD awards this March, Madonna dressed as a boy scout and slammed the organization for its homophobic policies stating, “they should change their stupid rules.” This statement is one of…
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Congratulations to out R&B artist, Frank Ocean, on winning two Grammy’s in 2013: one for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild,” which he worked on with Jay-Z and Kanye West, and another for Best Urban Contemporary Album…
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Some important strides may be underway for LGBT equality in the military. In the wake of Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense, Hagel wrote a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D) of California. As published in the Huffington…
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The news has been flooded with information about the same-sex marriage debate now that nine states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Iowa, Washington) and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage; three by popular vote…
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