Anti-Defamation League bolsters efforts to address anti-LGBTQ hate
By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — In 2022, hatred toward the LGBTQ+ community manifested in different ways, from legislation targeting LGBTQ youth, mass shootings at queer nightclubs, and attacks on children’s hospitals that provide gender-affirming care. To that end, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which specializes in civil rights law and has roots in fighting antisemitism, has […]
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