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Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network: Main Stream Media Did Not ‘Catch’ all Election News

Received from GLSENNov, 7, 2012 For those invested in equality for LGBT people, last night’s election had several primary story lines – races and issues that loomed large on Twitter and our personal networks but that were not always front and center in the mainstream coverage. We bit our nails and sought out the latest […]

Cleve McDowell Autopsy; interesting… (Mississippi civil rights advocate, lawyer. Murdered in 1997)

Many of you may be interested in looking at the entire autopsy of Cleve McDowell. I believe that I own the only copy, since the state of Mississippi said it “disappeared” with time… https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwmgTfJtEx11SW5lMmU0VDJEQUk/edit# Pretty interesting stuff, and I have written quite a bit about the person who conducted this autopsy and the observations of […]

DOJ Settlement: HIV Discrimination

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 11, 2012 Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination The Justice Department announced that it has reached two settlements today resolving claims that health care providers refused to serve people with HIV in violation of the Americans with […]

Mississippi Prom Cancelled; ACLU Files Suit; All Because of Gay Date Threat

JACKSON, Miss. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi today filed suit in federal court against the Itawamba County School System, which canceled the prom for one of its high schools when a student challenged a ban on bringing same-sex dates.The federal suit asks the court to force the school board to reinstate the […]