May 10, 2013

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Pittsburgh 7-Eleven Franchise Owner: Meet and Discuss Trans Slur Incident

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 10, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

An employee at a Pittsburgh 7-Eleven used a transphobic slur, and the owner's response has been insufficient. It is important that business owners take steps to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome in their establishment.Read More


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Catholic Bishops Becoming Increasingly Hysterical in Opposition to Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

In an insert that will be placed in parish bulletins across the country, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is warning that a broad pro-equality Supreme Court ruling would be "the 'Roe v. Wade' of marriage."Read More


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The Oppressed Shall Lead: Advocacy Through Empowerment - Part 1

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 10, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

When queer and trans* people attempt to navigate or further their lives within the technologies that govern them, do laws actually affect how people are socialized to perceive us as transgressors? Or do they only force discrimination underground?Read More


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It Will Be Schumer's Fault

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

"Senator Schumer will determine if our families have the 10th vote they need. If he fails to offer that vote to Senator Leahy, and the chairman in turn cannot offer the amendment, it will be his fault, and his fault...Read More


American Idol Contestant Blows Judges Away

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Candice Glover 3rd song, Top 3 ~ American Idol... by HumanSlinky This week on American Idol, contestant Candice Glover blew the judges away with her rendition of West Side Story's "Somewhere." Obviously, she was not booted off the show last...Read More


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Safer Schools: My First Experience in Legislative Advocacy

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Overcoming many obstacles, a small, ad hoc, diverse group of advocates -- working together under our wide trans umbrella -- got transgender-specific language inserted into the New Jersey anti-bullying bill.Read More