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– Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.
– How LGBT activists beat the “princess” ad: commitment trumps rights, kids move voters, parents teach values, kids will be kids, changed minds change minds, and religion is not a wall.
– Nathaniel Frank adds that it’s essential to keep winning the hearts and minds of opponents for the sake of protecting young people.
– Students at the University of Montana and Montana State University are urging the Montana Board of Regents to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the schools’ nondiscrimination policies.
– The University of Virginia campus is reeling from a recent attack on a student police are suggesting was a “gay bashing.”
– One gay man who had a challenging upbringing has adopted a young boy to prevent him from having the same fate.
– Joe Eppele and Mike Bradwell of the Toronto Argonauts football team would welcome a gay player onto their team.
– The Toronto Marlies, a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League, has taken the “You Can Play” pledge: