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GLAAD film report finds lack of LGBT characters in movies

GLAAD

GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year.

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NY Giants Defend David Tyree After Heinous Anti-Gay Comments Come to Light

NY Giants

Today at a press conference, New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese defended the organization’s new Director of Player Development, David Tyree, even after it was discovered that he had repeatedly promoted the dangerous and debunked idea that a person can or should try to change their sexual orientation. Saying, “He’s a terrific fit for us and we’re happy to have him on board,” Reese went on to defend Tyree by arguing, “Sometimes you say some things that maybe you don’t want to say or shouldn’t have said and things can get blown out of proportion to a degree. But I’m not here to talk about social issues or somebody’s personal opinion about their beliefs.”

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After the Brutal Murder of Mia Henderson, HRC Calls for Stronger Laws and Increased Protection of Transgender Women

Transgender

In response to the discovery of 26-year-old Mia Henderson’s body in West Baltimore, the sixth transgender woman of color murdered this year – the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called for more concerted efforts to protect transgender women from unprecedented levels of violence and harassment

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With Executive Order, Obama Takes His Place in History

President Obama

In a White House ceremony this morning, President Obama will sign a sweeping executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers from job discrimination. The order, profoundly consequential in its own right, dramatically underscores President Obama’s own LGBT legacy of achievement, unmatched in history: three landmark pieces of legislation; 90 significant policy or regulatory changes, including the largest conferral of rights in history to LGBT people via the implementation of the Windsor decision; and 15 federal judicial and seven ambassadorial appointments.

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Village Bakers Great Village Bake Off Sunday 17th August

Great Village Bake Off

The Annual Village Bakers ‘Great Village Bakers’ returns to Manchester’s Canal Street on Sunday 17th August where Fanny will be working hard to drizzle that lemon and firming those buns to create a baking competition like no other. All abilities and ages are encouraged to participate no matter how skilled we love to share the Village Bakers love.