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Join the sdgln.com team for Walk For Animals fundraiser!

SAN DIEGO -- Thousands of pets -- some abandoned, some given up for economic reasons, some feral -- linger in shelters awaiting a good home. It costs considerable amounts of money to house, feed and provide medical care for the animals.

Each year, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA hosts the Walk for Animals to raise money for the cause.

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How the Prison Rape Elimination Act helps LGBT immigrants in detention

More than a decade after Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, published standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in immigration detention facilities. A congressional mandate requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to detain 34,000 immigrants every day who may be subject to removal under immigration law.

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Jennifer Louise Lopez asks anti-gay Harlem church to stone her | VIDEO

When Jennifer Louise Lopez first saw the horrific anti-gay sign go up on The ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in her neighborhood in Harlem, she knew she had to take action.

Meredith Baxter, Chris Kluwe to attend NCLR Palm Springs fundraiser

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will host its annual Dinah Weekend celebration on Saturday, April 5 from 5-7 PM in Palm Springs, honoring the progress that has been made in the movement for LGBT equality.

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Anti-gay hate group has cozy ties to Putin, Russia

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is moving full speed ahead with plans to hold an international anti-LGBT conference at the Kremlin in Moscow this fall, despite the growing international crisis in Ukraine and the withdrawal of key conference partner Concerned Women for America over concerns that holding the conference would give the appearance of “giving aid and comfort to Vladimir Putin.”

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Extreme Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract takes anti-gay discrimination to a new level

As support for LGBT equality continues to grow, particularly among Catholics, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is enacting draconian restrictions on Catholic school employees.

The “morality clause” of the new contract for the 2014-15 school year takes anti-LGBT discrimination to a new level, calling not only for the firing of gay and lesbian school employees, but also citing any support of the “homosexual lifestyle” as grounds for dismissal.

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Coalition launches campaign to get U.S. House to pass ENDA

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Workplace Opportunity (AWO), the bipartisan campaign to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through Congress, is launching a national field and advocacy campaign to build support for ENDA in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) says it is serving as a lead partner for the campaign effort. HRC is contributing $1.3 million to the $2.2 million campaign, and is leading field efforts on the ground in 30 key congressional districts in 21 states across the country.

Efforts to let corporations discriminate are condemned

WASHINGTON -- Saying that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case and a slew of state legislation are all part of a dangerous agenda to give corporations new rights to discriminate and deny health care, nearly 50 leading LGBT, HIV and women’s groups today issued a joint statement vowing to fight so-called “license to discriminate” efforts at every level.

Disney World severs Boy Scouts funding over stance against gay adult members

Walt Disney World has reportedly opted to sever local support of the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's controversial stance on openly gay participants.

The president of BSA's Central Florida Council apparently confirmed the news in an email to scouts' families, saying that Disney World's "Ears to You" grant program for employees would not longer make BSA contributions.

“According to [Walt Disney World], their views do not currently align with the BSA and they are choosing to discontinue this level of support," Robert Utsey wrote in the email, according to ThinkProgress.

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Racial disparities similar among couples, gay and straight

LOS ANGELES — Similar patterns of racial disparities in income and employment exist among individuals in same-sex and different-sex couples, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Consistent with prior Institute research, the report also found that racial/ethnic minority individuals in same-sex couples tend to live in areas where there are higher proportions of individuals of their own race or ethnicity.

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