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San Antonio Shame: Mayor Calls LGBT Protections a “Waste of Time”

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Taking part in a “faith forum” for mayoral candidates on Sunday, Mayor Ivy Taylor of San Antonio, Texas attacked a recently-enacted non-discrimination ordinance protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) city employees and contractors from discrimination.

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TLDEF Praises White House For Stance Against Conversion Therapy

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The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commends the White House for speaking out against so-called conversion therapy for LGBT minors. Conversion therapy is a widely discredited practice that attempts to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Late yesterday the Obama Administration made its opinion known in response to a White House “We the People” petition calling for a ban on the practice. The petition, signed by more than 120,000 people, came in response to the tragic loss of a transgender teen from Ohio named Leelah Alcorn who died by suicide in late December. The petition says that prior to her death Leelah’s parents “forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity.”

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Where are you Aeryn M. J. Gillern ? – A Mums search for her missing son

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On October 31 2007 a mother’s worst nightmare started – Kathryn Gilleran’s son, Aeryn M. J. Gillern, went missing and was last seen on October 29th, 2007 in Vienna, Austria.

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Straight Brother Wants The Boy Scouts To Accept His Gay Twin

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August Easton-Calabriand and his twin brother, Liam, joined their local Seattle Boy Scouts chapter when they were 11 years old. They then dedicated the next seven years of their lives to the organisation, and last year attained the highest possible rank of Eagle Scout. But now that they’re 18, the twins’ involvement in the group is less certain—all because Liam is gay.