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Transgender People Reject Bigoted Policy​, Say They #WontBeErased​

The Trump administration proposes that government agencies should define sex as "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."

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#WontBeErased hashtag erupted hours after The New York Times reported the Trump administration's push via a memo for a new legal definition of gender, which would essentially eradicate the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a different gender than the one assigned assigned at birth.

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Television Continues to Slight People with Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities has improved but remains "shameful" when compared to real-life demographics, according to one disability activist.

Micah Fowler on the set of "Speechless" / TWITTER

For the past 20 years, GLAAD has conducted a study analyzing the prevalence of LGBT characters on network and streaming television. For seven years, they have extended their research to show the representation of people with disabilities.

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Kevin Spacey Tries to Cover His Sexual Perversion by Announcing He is Gay

"Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old. Conflating those things is disgusting," tweeted movie critic Richard Lawson.

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When actor Anthony Rapp alleged Sunday that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him 30 years ago when Rapp was just 14 years old, Spacey dismissed it as "drunken behavior" he couldn't recall and apologized to Rapp in a tweet. And in the next sentence, Spacey took the opportunity to publicly come out as a gay man — and in the process provided perceived validation to LGBT critics conflating homosexuality with sexual deviancy.

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Kellogg Company: Spirit Day – Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Kellogg partners with GLAAD as a 2017 Spirit Day sponsor.

Kellogg Company is No. 28 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list

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Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

As Trump breaks tradition, daughter Ivanka receives backlash for empty support of LGBT community.

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President Donald Trump has once again proven he's no ally to the LGBT community as he refuses to proclaim June as LGBT Pride Month.

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AT&T Partners with GLAAD to Launch 5th Annual Live Proud Campaign

AT&T is launching its 5th Annual Live Proud campaign with the theme, "We are Bold."

(Originally published on ATT.com)

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'Religious Freedom' Order Could Legalize Discrimination

Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.

(Photo: Creative Commons)

President Donald Trump has given women, along with the LGBT community and its advocates, another reason to doubt his commitment to protecting equal rights.

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Number of TV Characters with Disabilities Drops; Fewer Roles Go To Disabled Actors

Despite slight increases in the number of TV characters with disabilities, the percentage is down this year.

Daryl Mitchell, "NCIS: New Orleans"

While television executives seemed to make a conscious effort over the past few years to create characters who, by definition, have some kind of disability, the number of people with disabilities on TV in 2015 actually went down.

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Fox Anchor In Trouble After Calling Rachel Maddow 'Angry Young Man'

Can you get in trouble for making racist, sexist or homophobic comments on Facebook or Twitter? A local Fox news anchor is finding out.

Be careful what you say on Facebook. That's the lesson Cincinnati Fox 19 anchor Tricia Macke learned this week when she made homophobic comments about MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and was subsequently suspended.

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