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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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Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections Would Provide LGBTQ Millennials A Fair Shot At Economic Stability

Young LGBTQ Americans, part of an already financially unstable generation, need comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that are both inclusive—that is, encompassing of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—and expansive, covering all areas of life.

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Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

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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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Indonesian Psychiatrists Begin Classifying LGBTQ People As Mentally Ill

The Indonesian Psychiatrists Association recently begin classifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities as mental illnesses.

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Transgender Athletes Can Now Compete In Olympics Without Surgery

The International Olympic Committee changes rules to allow Transgender athletes to compete in the games without sex reassignment surgery.

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