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How Many LGBT People are in the United States?

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Williams Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to the field of sexual orientation and gender identity-related law and public policy, released on April 7, new research that estimates the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the United States. 

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Federal Report Demonstrates Need for Research and Data on LGBT Health

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released, March 31 shows in stunning clarity the need for more federal research and data collection on the health of LGBT people.

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Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in U.S. House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, hailed today’s (March 30) bipartisan reintroduction of an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would create federal protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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Missouri Findings From the National Trans Discrimination Report

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Last month I wrote an article speaking to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey in which some disturbing data was published with regard to various aspects of bias and discrimination towards Transgender individuals in the U.S.

 

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Correction: Iowa Wed Same Sex Couples Protected Under Illinois Law

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Vital VOICE would like to correct our previous story stating that Illinois same sex couples who have been married in Iowa should register for Civil Union after June 1, 2011.

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LGBT “Conclave” Held

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Leaders from the St. Louis LGBT community gathered at Wild Flower Lofts, March 19 to address  the how to better leverage all of the disparate groups, charities, voices, organizations and leaders in St. Louis. 

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“The Baltimore Waltz” Benefit

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ST. LOUIS – On Thursday, March 17th, come to a special benefit performance of Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, presented by Muddy Waters Theatre. 

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PROMO’s Call for Cancelation of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s Clayton Appearance Successful

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CLAYTON, MO – On March 18th, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy will be hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for a presentation on leadership at the Center of Clayton. FOCUS St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce have a strong history of inclusion and diversity; however, the same cannot be said for Chick-fil-A.

 

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