Action Alerts: June 2011

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LGBT Groups Protest AR Paper's Obituary Policy

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Despite agreeing to review their obituary policies that discriminate against same-sex couples, the Arkansas newspaper The Daily Guard has insultingly reiterated its policy, which makes a distinction between grieving life partners. Read More


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Gillibrand and Democracy for America Target DOMA Repeal

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Democracy for America and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are looking to capitalize on the momentum of marriage equality passage in New York by making a renewed push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More


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Time For Direct Action In New York Today

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Direct action today in NYC at Pres. Obama's LGBT fundraiser, complete with elaborate floral centerpieces and authentic Moroccan finger foods. Read More


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San Jose Sharks: Sign an 'It Gets Better' Petition

Filed by Gloria Nieto | June 16, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Here's something quick and easy you can do to make the world a little better. Please pass this on also. I have started a petition on the Change.org web site asking the San Jose Sharks to do an It Gets...Read More


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Space Needle: If Community Raises $50k We'll Raise the Pride Flag

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 14, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

In a dramatic change of course, Seattle's Space Needle has announced that they will fly the Pride flag again this year during Seattle Pride Weekend, if the community can help them raise $50,000 for four organizations that support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Read More


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Proposed Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis in DSM-5

Filed by Kelley Winters | June 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Although the APA has responded to concerns about the "Gender Identity Disorder" diagnosis in the new edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, they have not addressed concerns about their "Gender Dysphoria" diagnosis.Read More