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LGBTQ Equality

LGBTQ Equality

Join The Movement To Demand Full Legal And Social Equality For The LGBTQ Community

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

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Five Reasons You Should Be Scared Of Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump’s Pick To Lead His Higher Education Task Force

In January, Donald Trump appointed Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead a new higher education task force put in place to roll back federal regulation over higher education. Many of these regulations were created by the Obama Administration to protect students from fraud, ensure high graduation rates, and ...

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Millennials Need A Supreme Court Nominee That Works For Our Generation

Alongside many other extreme acts in the first days of his presidency, such as enacting an unconstitutional Muslim ban, President Trump has nominated the hyper-conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court.

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What Does My Attorney General Do? Hint: It’s A Lot.

It’s clear that AGs keep busy: in addition to consumer protections, they also oversee antitrust policy, civil rights issues, environmental protections, labor laws, and more, in addition to acting as the chief legal officer for their state and its residents.

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How One Couple Is Putting Bathroom Safety On The Map

People have banded together to show their support for the transgender community, and businesses across the state and country have declared themselves safe havens for transgender-identifying individuals by submitting to the Safe Bathrooms map.

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Faces of Faith: LGBTQ Students at Christian Colleges

This post was cross-posted with the Huffington Post.  From the Obama administration’s historic announcements this spring concerning health care and education for transgender Americans to last year’s Supreme Court case upholding marriage equality, the LGBTQ community has won significant battles ...

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A New Bill Aimed At Helping LGBTQ College Students Would Increase Transparency

In an effort to increase transparency for LGBTQ youth who are applying or already attending religious universities, a new bill would require the publication of a list of schools that have applied or received religious exemptions from Title IX’s anti-discrimination rules.

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At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History And Tradition As They Demand Change

It’s not easy being a minority student on a traditional Southern college campus.

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Fighting For A Future: Karyna Jaramillo

Living in Phoenix, Arizona, Jaramillo lives at the intersection of queer and immigrant experiences, and so does her work. As a coordinator for the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Jaramillo’s work centers on acceptance and economic security for undocumented LGBTQ people.

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North Carolina And Department Of Justice Battle Over Law Harming Transgender Students

In a fierce legal exchange this week, the State of North Carolina and the federal government sued each other over the state’s controversial law House Bill 2 (HB2), which targets transgender people.

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Chinese Court Rules Against Marriage Equality

Chinese courts addressed the issue of same-sex marriage for the first time in a court case in early April. The court ruled against a gay couple seeking to register for marriage.

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On And Off The Field, Athlete Ally Works To Promote Equality In Sports

The idea that larger groups of LGBT activists and advocates, speaking up in athletic forums, could work to change culture in sports eventually took root and became Athlete Ally—a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.

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Facing Business Boycott, Georgia Governor Says He’ll Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican, announced his decision to veto the anti-LGBTQ religious liberty bill on Monday morning.

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