anti-LGBT discrimination

Local Boy Scouts council approves gay Scout's Eagle application

(Editor's note: Since GLAAD filed this blog report, things have changed. From AP and Despite board's endorsement, gay teen's Eagle rank denied.)

The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approved gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle badge application, despite the Boy Scouts of America's national ban on gay Scouts and leaders. The application now heads to the BSA national offices for final approval.

Federal officials "shocked" at transgender violence and discrimination in Puerto Rico

Editor's Note: In Puerto Rico, the word transexual is used to refer to a person whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth.  Transexual people may or may not decide to alter their bodies hormonally and/or surgically. Puerto Ricans use the word transgender to refer to people who adopt the dress or manner of the opposite sex but are not interested in transitioning their gender.  The terms used in this article reflect those usages.

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Aging with Dignity program launches to aid San Diego's LGBT seniors

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation has taken a first step in serving the unmet needs of LGBT seniors through its new Aging with Dignity program.

Tony Freeman, executive director of SDHDF, said the organization realized there was a lack of support for San Diego’s senior LGBT community and because studies have shown that LGBT seniors have an array of unmet needs, that now was the time to take action.

“In our new five-year plan, we made a decision to significantly increase our efforts to address unmet needs in the community,” Freeman said.