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Today, President Obama signed an executive order that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity against federal workers and contractors.
Throughout the month of February, GLAAD will be sharing graphics that honor black LGBT icons—including advocates, authors, entertainers, thinkers, and those who have done some of everything—and their insights.
A petition has been circulating on Change.org asking Victoria’s Secret to bring on Carmen Carrera as the first trans Angel. So far, close to 40,000 people have signed. Sign your name and help Carmen make history!