“I am resolved this year to remain fearless.”

Fighting for Kids in the Gender Revolution

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This is exactly why visibility is so important! It makes people feel more comfortable coming out and being their authentic selves.

The Estimated Number Of Trans People In The U.S. Has Doubled

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“Although it is not possible to undo the damage that was done decades ago, Secretary Kerry’s apology sets the right tone for the State Department as it enters a new and uncertain time in our country under a new administration,” said David Stacy, director of government affairs for the Human Rights Campaign, in a statement.

Kerry issues formal 'lavender scare' apology

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If you haven’t yet seen L'Oréal USA’s latest campaign, take a look! It's diverse and inclusive. And we love it!

L’Oréal and Hari Nef Take Latest Groundbreaking Step for Transgender Models

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Have you purchased Love Is All You Need? The Movie on iTunes yet? This article may convince you.

New film "Love is All You Need?" pushes the envelope of activist media

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Pay attention to these numbers. They have shifted since 2014 and we will probably see an even bigger shift between 2015 and 2016.

Hate Crimes Reporting - Matthew Shepard Foundation

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"When Matthew Shepard’s killers were imprisoned for life in 1999, activists and advocates were hopeful that it would soon get easier to both prevent and prosecute the weaponization of hate. Nearly 20 years later, how much has really changed?"

What Matthew Shepard's Murder Can Teach Us About Hate In America Today

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Today we celebrate one of civil rights’ most important champions: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

May you continue to help drive out darkness and erase hate.
Big congrats to Making a Difference award winner Jonathan Capehart & his husband Nick!

Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit: One Transition Speeds Another

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If you are able to, we highly recommend you check out Conspirare's performance!

KLRU brings Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard to TV on KLRU

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Nearly half -- 41 percent -- of trans people attempt suicide at some point in their lives. If you are able to volunteer for a trans hotline, you'll be doing the community a huge service.

How to Help the Transgender Community Amid Spike in Suicide Hotline Calls

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“I’m absolutely concerned, and every single person in this country should be. If you know an LGBTQ+ person, if you know a person of color, if you know a woman, if you know anyone who isn’t a straight, white, cisgender, Christian male, you should be concerned. Trump’s actions speak louder than words, and his appointments send a clear message to minorities: We are not here to protect you.” -...
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Tyler Oakley talked about what it’s like to be an LGBT activist, and we’re cheering

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“President Obama has led the fight to protect everyone—no matter who you are, where you’re from, what you look like, or whom you love,” the report begins.

White House Lists Same-Sex Marriage as a Top Obama Achievement for ‘Social Progress’

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Tune in tomorrow! MSF’s Executive Director Jason Marsden will be on Aurora Channel’s panel on hate crimes. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Amazing feature in National Geographic on a trans teen’s transformation.

Trans Teen's Gender Confirmation Surgery Beautifully Documented By Nat Geo

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BREAKING: Dylann Roof's jury has sentenced him to death.

While we do not condone the death penalty, we hope the sentence for this federal hate crime brings some form of solace to the victims' family and friends.

Jury Sentences Dylann Roof To Die

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