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The I-35W Bridge Light Shows A Look At The I-35W Saint Anthony Falls BridgeLight Show Events During 2011 And 2012 The new I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge features an innovative LED lighting system where each LED element is individually addressable, allowing any color in the spectrum to be displayed. On most nights, the bridge is bathed in a erie blue glow that looks like something out of a science fiction movie.

GLBT National Help Center CONTACT INFO: Toll-free 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564) HOURS: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time) Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time (Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time) Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays For media inquiries, please contact: PFLAG Press Releases and Statements PFLAG National to Honor Johnson & Johnson at 2014 Straight for Equaltiy Awards

Bullying and LGBT Youth Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth. Creating a Safe Environment for LGBT Youth It is important to build a safe environment for all youth, whether they are straight or LGBT. All youth can thrive when they feel supported.

Pansexuality The concept of pansexuality rejects the gender binary, the "notion of two genders and indeed of specific sexual orientations",[3] as pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women.[3][6] Etymology[edit] The prefix pan- comes from an Ancient Greek term meaning "all" or "every". Omni- comes from a Latin term meaning "all". Persecution of Homosexuals in the Third Reich While male homosexuality remained illegal in Weimar Germany under Paragraph 175 of the criminal code, German homosexual-rights activists became worldwide leaders in efforts to reform societal attitudes that condemned homosexuality. Many in Germany regarded the Weimar Republic's toleration of homosexuals as a sign of Germany's decadence. The Nazis posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the "vice" of homosexuality from Germany in order to help win the racial struggle. Once they took power in 1933, the Nazis intensified persecution of German male homosexuals.

All Out March 18, 2012. UPDATE: After national press attention and an outcry from citizens of Utah - and across the country - Governor Herbert VETOED the bill at the end of day Friday this week. Herbert said: "Existing law respects the ability of Utah parents to choose if and how their student will receive classroom instruction on these topics," Herbert said in a prepared statement. "I am unwilling to conclude that the State knows better than Utah's parents as to what is best for their children." March 16, 2012. Glossary of terms There is a wide variety of terms — often ambiguous, complex, and newly-coined ones — to describe trans experience and identities. Included among this list will be some fairly simple explanations; if a term is hotly debated, I will say so, and not bother to explain the details very clearly. I'm also taking the liberty of defining a few words that you're no doubt familiar with ("gender" and "sex" and so on, and other words like "pass" or "stealth"), as they may have connotations in the trans community that most people don't normally associate them with.

OutFront Minnesota Community Services - Give Out Day We engage leaders and volunteers statewide to create a Minnesota where LGBT people are free to be who they are and love who they love. The past year has been about celebrating all that we’ve accomplished – together. We celebrated last November 6 when we defeated the constitutional amendment that would have permanently limited the freedom to marry. We celebrated on May 14 when Governor Dayton signed the marriage bill into law. Primary System - Ten Things For Gay Men 1. Come Out to your Healthcare Provider In order to provide you with the best care possible, your clinician should know you are gay. It should prompt him/her to ask specific questions about you and offer appropriate testing. If your provider does not seem comfortable with you as a gay man, find another provider. 2.

Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History The History and Impact of Anti-LGBT Slurs In this lesson students listen to the oral history of an advocate for LGBT family rights, and use her personal story as a vehicle for considering how anti-LGBT attitudes are formed. Students explore the derivation of the words “gay,” “faggot” and “dyke” in order to better understand the long history of judgment and hate behind these words. They also reflect on the testimony of LGBT teens about the impact of terms like “that’s so gay.” Students will reflect on the oral history of an individual involved in the LGBT rights movement. Students will learn about the history of anti-LGBT slurs.

Allyship: first steps Allyship to trans people involves a number of different actions: some are necessary and relatively easy, while some require more commitment and activism. I will make several lists in order of priority. Some of these are behaviors that you must engage in to treat trans people respectfully; some are goals to aspire to, but they may take a while and require some more courage! Call people by their preferred name, pronouns, and label. Always. Even if you're angry with them, even if they're total jerks, even if they're using gender-neutral pronouns that "sound weird" or "are hard to remember."

The Pansy Project - About The video above was made at 'Truth is Concrete' 24/7 Marathon Camp in Graz, Austria 2012 and includes Paul Harfleet outlining the project and discussion with 'Guerrilla Gardener' Richard Reynolds. How it Began... A string of homophobic abuse on a warm summer's day was the catalyst for this project. Gay O.K. T-Shirts Are Not O.K. At A Texas Middle School Two students from Faubion Middle School in McKinney, Texas, were sent home, and a dozen others were made to cover up the homemade "Gay O.K." shirts that they wore to support a seventh grader at the school who recently came out as gay. Change the conversation, change the world Share this Administrators at Faubion Middle School in McKinney, Texas, were greeted by a small riot in the school cafeteria when they decided to eject two boys for wearing handmade "Gay O.K." t-shirts and force another dozen or so students to cover up their shirts.

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