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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Proud Boys Showed Up To A Pride Month Library Event But Were Met With A “Human Shield” Of LGBTQ Supporters

Kathryn Vargas wasn’t sure whether she would take her kids to the Pride Month Family Storytime event on Saturday at a public library in McKinney, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. The straight mom of…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2022

Meet the 14-year-old bringing a queer youth conference to rural Texas

A ninth grader in Mission, Texas is bringing a queer youth conference to his rural hometown after winning a $10,000 grant from the nonprofit group It Gets Better. Mars Gamez told TODAY that…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

LGBTQ community braces for rollback of rights after abortion ruling

Abortion rights supporters Courage Universe, left, and Nikki Enfield embrace outside the Supreme Court after it issued a ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade on June 24. The Supreme Court’s ruling overturning…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Is the LGBT Community Doing Enough to Fight Monkeypox?

“Monkeypox is not a gay disease.” “Anyone can get monkeypox.” We’ve heard this ad infinitum—and it’s accurate—but as we attempt to avoid stoking stigma and homophobia, I fear the LGBT community and the…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Get up, walk the dog – my life is mundane, but because I’m gay Texas Republicans think I’m abnormal

This morning, I woke up earlier than I wanted to, fed the baby, walked the dog, chatted with my wife and procrastinated over some work. Yawningly mundane, right? Wrong. According to the Texas Republican…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Leading Colorado LGBTQ lawmakers find Pride — and insight — in Israel

State Rep. Brianna Titone was a grand marshal of the Denver Pride Parade in 2019 and has walked in Pride parades in New York and Copenhagen, but she said it was her…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2022

LGBTQ rap collectives are here to stay – and we couldn’t be more proud.

Something close to alchemy happens when rap collectives make music together. Differing voices, perspectives, and styles collide over the beat, materializing in fresh, exciting musical ideas. Often, the work done in rap…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol

In Idaho, police recently found 31 members of a white supremacist group packed into the back of a U-Haul truck, apparently on their way to an LGBTQ+ pride event in the town…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

Right-Wing Groups Target Pride Events Amid Rising Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric

Panda Dulce was just about to begin her Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday in San Lorenzo, Calif., when a group of eight to 10 men marched into the library yelling homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2022

Biden targets conversion therapy, transgender bans in Pride Month order

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at curbing discrimination against transgender youth and drying up federal funding for the controversial practice of "conversion therapy." Biden's executive order…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2022

7 LGBTQ Uprisings Before Stonewall

The Stonewall Riots of 1969 are arguably the most famous and impactful uprisings for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) rights. But they are not the first LGBTQ+ uprising by far.…

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