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LGBTQ Equality

LGBTQ Equality

All people deserve to live without fear and discrimination regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Don Lemon Speaks Out On Homophobic Response To Virginia Shootings

CNN's Don Lemon responded to his network's homophobic coverage of the Virginia shootings on Wednesday, August 26.

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“Mass Wedding” Marks Start Of Same-Sex Marriage In Puerto Rico

The nuptials of 60 Puerto Rican same-sex couples made history in San Juan earlier this month, marking the first wave of same-sex marriages on the island.

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Chelsea Manning Potentially Facing Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Possessing Transgender Literature

Transgender soldier Chelsea Manning, known for releasing classified U.S. military materials to WikiLeaks, faced a disciplinary hearing this week that could result in indefinite solitary confinement for various minor infractions—including possessing a tube of expired toothpaste.

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A New Generation Of Faith-Based Activism

Despite a reputation for being disengaged in religion and politics, Millennials inspired by their faith are driving our nation’s strides for social justice.

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City of Houston To Hold Referendum On LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinance

LGBTQ rights take center stage in the fight around a city-wide referendum on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) scheduled for this November.

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South Carolina Lawsuit Challenges Medical Treatment Of Intersex Americans

A lawsuit in South Carolina is poised to redefine the national conversation on intersex individuals––that is, those individuals whose genitalia at birth did not easily fit into the categories of "male" or "female."

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New ICE Guidelines Not Enough To Ensure Safety Of Transgender Detainees

Last month, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued new guidelines on detaining transgender immigrants.While this is a good first step for improved treatment of transgender detainees in ICE facilities, the new guidelines fail to address the fact that that many transgender immigrants do ...

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Twenty Years After Tyra Hunter’s Death, LGBT People Are Still Waiting For Basic Protections

In 1995, Tyra Hunter died because of discrimination she faced as a transgender woman. Today, 20 years later, LGBT people still face similar forms of discrimination.

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Transgender Bathroom Rights Take Center Stage In Virginia Courtroom

LGBTQ advocates from across the country are looking to 16-year-old Gavin Grimm's case in Norfolk, Va. as the next step in litigation ensuring transgender students can access school bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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Defense Sec. Takes Steps To Integrate Transgender Soldiers Into Armed Forces

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is taking a series of major steps in coming weeks and months to dismantle the US military's ban on the enlistment of openly transgender servicepeople.

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Germany Protests Facebook’s Controversial “Real Name” Policy

German privacy regulators recently said that Facebook's controversial real name policy violates individual privacy rights under the country's data protection law.

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Could “I Am Cait” Change Hearts And Minds?

E! Online recently shared a sneak peak of Caitlyn Jenner's mini-docuseries I Am Cait's premiere, coming Sunday, August 2.

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