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Citizen lobbyists to push for trans inclusive ENDA on Tuesday

Citizen lobbyists from across the country are expected to

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Citizen lobbyists from across the country are expected to descend on Capitol Hill this week to encourage lawmakers to pass a trans-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Participants in the National Center for Transgender Equality-led lobby day are set to meet with House members and senators on Tuesday to emphasize the importance of passing ENDA with transgender provisions.

On Monday, participants will receive training how to press for an trans-inclusive ENDA with lawmakers.

Additionally, citizen lobbyists will hear from representatives from the White House, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Transgender Civil Rights Project of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. The National Coalition for LGBT Health will discuss the important of health care reform.

More information on the lobby day can be found here.

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National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Certifies Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc

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Washington, D.C. — Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc, the parent company of the Washington Blade and Azer Creative, announced today it has been certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as an LGBT Business Enterprise. The NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses. With this certification the Blade’s parent company joins more than 510 business and 134 corporate partners of the NGLCC.

Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. owns and operates the Washington Blade, the oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper in the country. In 2012, the company launched Azer Creative, a full-service design firm. The company employs more than a dozen full-time LGBT staff.

“We are excited to become one of the 500 LGBT businesses across the country certified by NGLCC,” said Lynne Brown, the Blade’s publisher and a co-owner of the company. “The LGBT community has been part of our company from the beginning and we look forward to continue that for many years to come.”

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit washingtonblade.com for more information. Azer Creative is a full-service graphic design firm based in Washington, D.C. Visit azercreative.com for more information. 

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Vote now for the 2013 Best of Gay DC!

Choose in dozens of categories among hundreds of nominees, and make your voice heard!

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Nominate the ‘Best of Gay D.C.’ now!

Dozens of categories cover all the best for LGBT Washington. Who deserves the prize this year?

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