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Tammy Baldwin Elected First Gay U.S. Senator

( New York, NY, November 7, 2012 – GLAAD today responded to historic wins for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. President Barack Obama won re-election after becoming the first acting president to voice support for marriage equality. Voters in Maine and Maryland affirmed marriage for gay and lesbian couples. This is the first time that voters in any state voted in favor of marriage equality. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin also became the first out gay U.S. Senator.

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“Visibility and progress for LGBT people have grown under President Obama and now that momentum must continue,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “LGBT people deserve full equality in every aspect of American life and President Obama, in his second term, should take every concrete step within his power to make it so.”

Mainers United for Marriage and Marylanders for Marriage Equality joined national media in declaring victory for marriage equality in their states. Results of votes for marriage equality in Washington and against a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality in Minnesota have not been announced.

“Voters in Maine and Maryland have shown that full equality for gay and lesbian people is no longer a partisan issue but an issue of human dignity,” said Graddick. “The claims made by anti-gay activists that voters would never embrace marriage for gay and lesbian couples could not be further from the truth. Across lines of politics, race, religion and gender, voters in Maryland and Maine today demonstrated that marriage equality is becoming a real part of American history.”

In Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin became the first out gay U.S. Senator.

“Tonight, Tammy Baldwin made history and shone a bright light across America.  No longer is the United States Senate a place for only a select few but for every citizen, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans,” said Graddick. “Baldwin’s victory showed what a majority of Americans already know: that candidates should be judged on their qualifications for the job and not their sexual orientation.”

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About GLAAD: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

Rich Ferraro
Vice President of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011

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Young Kaii VS K-STAR The mix-tape :Official Press Release

Valdosta, Georgia ( Young Kaii is an artist on a mission and unlike many rappers these days, she’s not trying to sell you on anything but her lyrical skills nor is she willing to be anything other than herself” 

– Mia Jones , AfterEllen (May 25, 2012) 

Independent artist Young Kaii formerly and respectively known as K-Star is at it again: REINEVTION. The Female rapper is known for reinventing her style of music and sound not because of lack of luster but more importantly growth. No stranger to the music industry 10 year vet Young Kaii has the ability to not only churn experiences into fuel of motivation but also bring a distinctive flavor to her music Her newest mix-tape Young Kaii VS K-STAR is no exception to this rule of thumb. Along for this journey of reinvention is the Queen of mix-tapes the infamous DJ Lazy K a powerful force of nature in her arena. The mix-tape promises to do anything but bore die hard hip-hop, R&B and rap fans or even  music lovers in general. This mix-tape packs a pouch of lyrical master pieces, smooth melodies and beats to get every true music lover body rocking nonstop.

Drawing inspiration at the tender age of 14 this female rapper was heavily influenced not only by the likes of Tupac, Biggie and, Mase but also the sweet sounds of the late great songstress Selena female powerhouse Missy Elliot and producer Timberland. Music played such a role in the artist’s life to stray from a life of anger and uncomfortable home life down a path of healing through sounds which became therapeutic in the midst of a storm. Developing the craft of music and professionalism Young Kaii began to gain a level of respect from fellow musicians and industry professionals. Being groomed for what was thought to be the ideal break need to be a house hold name Young Kaii faced a fork in the road between authenticity and puppetry: ultimately ended in making the choice to remain true to self.

Just shy of two years since that artist chose to follow the road less traveled  the name Young Kaii has appeared in several different publications ranging from websites, the highly popular blog talk radio shows and e-zines better known as digital magazines. Young Kaii has been recognized as strong  force in the world of independent music not only her creativity but professionalism, respect for fellow female counter parts appearing in her mini movies of music videos. Young Kaii’s natural ability to be energetic, charismatic, and purpose driven makes her a true entertainer rather than some want to-be star waiting for some record deal with their name in the big lights. Young Kaii has shown that she can hold her own and sustain negativity known to commonly knock the wind out of artist. Gearing up for what is to be a promising year of live performances in places such as Brooklyn NYC, Halifax Canada, Mississippi and Valdosta, Georgia the indie artist is steadily climbing her way to the top her way. This entertainer who has a strong belief in encouraging, motivating and inspiring others is sure to experience another level of growth sure to be found in the debut album due out before the years end.

For Young Kaii there are no limits!

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Young Kaii MGNT

Amanda Green



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