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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Half a Million PFLAG Hands Clapping for Logo Channel; Now Our Kids Have Their MTV
5/25/2004 2:23:00 PM

WASHINGTON, May 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) congratulates MTV and Viacom on their announcement that, on Feb. 17, they will launch Logo, a channel entirely dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. PFLAG moms and dads are thrilled that now our kids have their MTV!

"Finally! When our TVs are full of channels dedicated to everything from food to pets to golf, PFLAG is thrilled that MTV has burst out of the cable closet with a channel that will include news and educational programming as well as entertainment for the GLBT community," said Alice Leeds, PFLAG director of Communications.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the nation's foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. Founded in 1973 by mothers and fathers, PFLAG has 250,000 members and supporters in over 500 chapters throughout the United States.


Transgender Murder Trial Drawing to Close

The murder trial for three men accused of killing a trangendered teen is approaching its conclusion.
Monday, a defense attorney expanded his theory that panic led to the killing of Gwen Araujo, 17. A psychologist testified that it's likely that a dangerous brew of anger and shame boiled over the night Araujo was revealed to be biologically male.

Meanwhile, Araujo's family said it planned to file a petition Tuesday to have her name legally changed. Araujo was given the name Eddie at birth, but went by Gwen while living as a woman in the years before the murder.


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