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A Message of Thanks

As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, all of us at Immigration Equality are enormously grateful to have you as part of our extended family. This year, especially, we have an amazing record to celebrate together.

Giving Thanks to All U.S. Troops

There are men and women who don't get that opportunity to spend time with their families during such a traditional holiday, because they are protecting the freedom of people like you and me. I have had the pleasure and privilege of being one of those people.

Canadian Immigration Seminars Coming In December

Therrien International Services is presenting two seminars, this December, regarding Canadian immigration policies for lesbian and gay families.

Alert to LGBT Service Members: Know Risks of Social Networking

Based on an increase in the number of DADT investigations stemming from social networking sites, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) reminds LGBT service members that any admission of sexual orientation on sites like Facebook and MySpace may result in their discharge under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.

Chase Bank to Give Five Million Dollars to Charities of Your Choice

This past week, Chase Bank launched an amazing philanthropic program. It will give a total of five million dollars to charities over the next two months, all based on votes cast by the public, through a portal they have set up on Facebook. The winning recipients are based on YOUR votes, kind of like American Idol.

11th Annual Transgender Remembrance

The National LGBT Task Force is honoring the memory of transgender people killed internationally in 2009.

UAFA Gains Influential New Cosponsor

At last June’s Senate Judiciary Committee UAFA hearing, Specter (D-PA) expressed strong support for ending discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans and their families in immigration law. Immigration Equality applauds Senator Specter for his support for LGBT binational families.

Chaplains Speak Out

Earlier this week three retired military chaplains – representing the Army, Navy and Air Force – expressed their support for repeal of DADT in a statement issued by VoteVets.org.