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LGBTQ Equality

LGBTQ Equality

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This New Web Series Is Written By Queer People For Queer People

The web series "Her Story" premiered on Tuesday, January 19 and focuses on the lives and love lives of two transgender women.

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DC Funds, Expands Services For LGBTQ Youth

Following the results of a study conducted this August, the District of Columbia announced a series of grants to support homeless LGBTQ youth in the nation’s capital.

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Generation Progress Celebrates Another Year Of Progress: Our Top 10 Moments Of 2015

2015 was a big year for Generation Progress. We’re so proud of all the work we accomplished alongside of networks of young people and can’t wait to get to work in 2016.

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Organizers Rally For Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Bill In Cleveland

LGBTQ advocates and their allies in Cleveland, Ohio are squaring off against the City Council as they push for a bill which would protect residents’ abilities to use the public restrooms appropriate for their gender identity.

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Making History With Out2Enroll

For our #MakingHistory series, Generation Progress profiles young people making a difference in their communities through advocacy.

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Tennessee Student Sues School For Banning Pro-LGBTQ T-Shirt

After being disciplined for wearing a pro-LGBTQ shirt to school, a Tennessee high schooler is taking her case to federal court, claiming the Giles County School System violated her rights to free speech and expression.

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White House Makes It Easier For LGBTQ Refugees To Enter The United States

The White House just made it easier for refugees from 23 different countries to bring their same-sex partners with them to the United States, even if they are not legally married.

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Salt Lake City Elects First LGBTQ Mayor

The Mormon bastion of Salt Lake City, Utah has elected its first openly LGBTQ mayor earlier. Jackie Biskupski beat out a fellow Democrat to claim victory earlier this month.

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Obama Administration Supports Transgender High School Student’s Appeal

The Obama administration seems poised to offer legal backing to claims made by transgender students seeking access to school bathroom facilities which accord with their gender identities. Most recently, the Departments of Education and Justice filed an amicus curiae brief in a teenager’s appeal.

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LGBT Equality Caucus Takes Action To Combat Anti-Transgender Violence

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin listens to members of congress during the Congressional Forum on Violence Against the Transgender Community on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in Washington.

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced the formation of the Transgender Equality Task Force Tuesday, committing its members to working towards a world where each transgender and gender nonconforming person can live free from harassment and violence.

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Researchers Study The Needs Of Queer Youth Engaging In Survival Sex, Advocate For Increased Resources

Advocates, service providers, and marginalized young people have always understood that queer youth, faced with family rejection, lack of educational credentials, and cast adrift in the New York City, often turn to sex work to survive. This vulnerable population is the subject of a new study.

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Houston Voters Reject Landmark Nondiscrimination Ordinance In Tuesday Elections

Voters in Houston, TX rejected Proposition 1, known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. HERO would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, military status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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