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Lambda Legal attorneys and leaders in the media.

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The Perils of 'Passing' as a Goal
The Huffington Post
11/2/2010
A safe haven of invisibility rarely if ever exists for LGBT people. Prizing invisibility causes damage in and of itself, and subsequent incomplete or "failed" invisibility becomes a frank invitation for oppression.

Gay Immigrants Deported, Even in Legal Marriages
ABC News
11/1/2010
11/1/2010 "Joshua Vandiver, a Colorado native who is earning his Ph.D. in politics at Princeton University, said he is the studious type who has rarely embraced activism. But now, just months into his legal marriage to Venezuelan Henry Velandia, he is fighting to save his husband from being deported.

Gay Rights as Human Rights
The Huffington Post
10/26/2010
And what do we think of unknown people? The monsters emerge: Myths of gay men as sexual predators, transgender people as inherently deceptive and dangerous. The city commissioners in my hometown dared to pass an ordinance barring discrimination based on gender identity. Extremists put the ordinance up for majority vote. To promote their campaign they papered people's parked cars with cartoons showing men lurking in women's bathrooms to attack young girls. They added racism into the attack by broadcasting staged video scenes of dark men sneaking into playground restrooms following blonde little girls.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Military

'Don't ask, don't tell' appeals process continues
The Washington Post
10/25/2010
10/25/2010

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Military

Arkansan in AIDS discrimination case to visit White House
Arkansas News
10/25/2010
An elderly man evicted from a North Little Rock assisted-living center because he had the virus that causes AIDS is scheduled to attend a White House conference on HIV and aging this week.

HIV

Don't ask': GOP gays lead fight military ban
San Francisco Chronicle
10/22/2010
10/22/2010 "The Justice Department tried to block the Log Cabin Republicans' lawsuit from going to trial, arguing that the organization did not have members who were directly affected by the policy.

Military

Barriers remain despite recent gay rights milestones, advocates say
The Washington Post
10/15/2010
"A judge's order this week ending the military ban on openly gay service members capped a ground-breaking year for gay rights advocates, who have won a series of courtroom victories on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to adoption.

Suspects charged in NYC anti-gay attack
USA Today
10/11/2010
10/11/2010 "Eight teenage and adult males were arraigned Sunday on a range of charges including sexual assault, robbery, intimidation and hate crimes. Two were held in lieu of $100,000 bond, and the others were held without bond. Police said a ninth member of the Latin King Goonies, as the group called itself, was still at large.

Criminal Justice

Prop 8 Defender Flees Televised Discussion
The Huffington Post
10/8/2010
10/8/2010 by Legal Director Jon Davidson

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

As social media shifts boundaries, a student's suicide shows a darker side
The Philadelphia Inquirer
10/1/2010
10/1/2010

Teens & Young Adults

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