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Artists, youth, women, LGBT celebrate diversity in Indonesia

The last day of the annual Malioboro Apeman Cultural Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was especially colorful, as approximately 200 community groups and organizations from diverse backgrounds participated in the cultural parade of the festival organized annually by COMA, the Malioboro Street Youth Community.

Hundreds Turn Out to Support Marriage Equality

Hundreds of marriage equality supporters, including married couples and religious leaders, crowded Representatives Hall in the State House this morning to oppose bills which would repeal the 2-year-old law that make it possible for same-sex couples to wed in New Hampshire. 

Wellness and Equality for ALL Youth!

On Saturday December 4, 2010 at Coppin State University, youth advocates, social workers, writers, lawyers, entertainers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers came together to discuss how to make all youth feel safe and valued in our society.  Youth Wellness and Equality Day was something you don’t see much in Baltimore: a day where people from all walks of life came together to support the lives of LGBTQ youth in the city.

They 'Love' Gays So Much, They Want to Kill Us

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:30pm

The annual banquet of "Americans For 'Truth' About Homosexuality" (AFTAH) will be the subject of a protest by pro-gay forces at 5:30 PM, Saturday, Nov. 13th at the "Christian Liberty Academy," 502 W. Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights.  

AFTAH is listed as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which tracks extreme racist, sexist and anti-gay groups, and the purpose of the protest is further expose AFTAH's hate to public scrutiny.

LGTBQ Youth Wellness Event Planning Meeting

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On December 4th Baltimore's Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program and Kenneth Morrison have teamed up to organize the community to address anti-gay bullying and LGBTQ youth suicide. Event will take place at Coppin State University and will include a Facilitated Dialog*, Panel Discussion and Book Release Party.

Listening and Understanding Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program will be hosting a Listening and Understanding workshop. Listening is very important in gaining understanding and being able to work together more peacefully.

This workshop is open to the public but is in preparation for our Facilitated Dialog with LGBTQ youth on December 4th at Coppin State University.

This Listening and Understanding workshop will use engaging activities to review good and poor listening skills, active listening, and empathy. From 11:30am to 12:00pm we will focus on issues facing LGBTQ youth.

PROTEST Against 'Kill Gays' Performer

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 10:30pm

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001340 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001306 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001306 In an anti-gay social climate that has led several young LGBTs to commit suicide in recent weeks, Kinetic Playground Nightclub has persisted in going forward with its booking of notorious "Kill Gays" performer Capleton next Saturday night.

Protest the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Banquet

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 5:30pm

Beginning August 4th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is organizing what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

One Iowa Business Symposium & Awards Luncheon on May 10

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 9:30am

One Iowa Business Symposium & Awards Luncheon on May 10

LGBT Business Symposium & Awards Luncheon

May 10, 2010

Embassy Suites on the River, Des Moines

9:30 -5:00 PM – Business Symposium
12:00 - 1:30 PM – Business/Corporate Awards Luncheon

Co-chairs: David Hurd, Chairman Emeritus Principal Financial & Connie Wimer, Chairperson, Business Publications

AFSC support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people

Nurturing the emergence of an LGBT movement that resists the U.S. government’s perpetual “war on terrorism” and challenges militarism, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) believes that LGBT anti-violence work must expand to include the violence of the state. The organization has combated internal and external homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia in ways that demonstrate its deep-rooted commitment to the Quaker intention to speak to that of God in every person.

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