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Murray, Israel Introduce Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 16
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in credit and lending.

Judy Shepard Carries Her Son's Torch

NATIONAL | By Norm Kent | May 2
In a unique and milestone event designed to unite the South Florida LGBT community. Stuart Milk will present the Harvey Milk Honors Medal to Judy Shepard.

Black History: Black Leaders Who Support Us

CELEBRITIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 28
The African American community has often been accused of not supporting LGBT equality. These claims may have been greatly exaggerated. Many leaders and celebrities from with the Black community have in fact been staunch LGBT allies.

Going Local, Changing Attitudes in the Deep South

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 7
Mary Jane Kennedy, a conservative, Christian woman living in Mississippi, has become the first face of the Human Rights Campaign's series of commercials in its Project One America campaign.

Obama Pressed to Appoint State Department Envoy for LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 18
President Barack Obama is being urged to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the State Department who would serve as the principal advisor on LGBT issues to the secretary of State.

Eric Holder's LGBT Rights Legacy

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 5
When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general after nearly six years as the nation's top lawyer, he will leave behind a legacy on LGBT-rights that is unmatched.

EQCA Expands to National Work

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 28
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

NATIONAL | By Chuck Colbert | Sep 16
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Victory Fund Head Chuck Wolfe to Step Down

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
Chuck Wolfe will step down as the head of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund at the end of this year, Metro Weekly has learned.

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