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ADDED ON: 11/17/2018

LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan

For most of the people traveling as part of a thousand-person migrant caravan in the hope of reaching safety at the U.S. border, the group represents their best chance to escape persecution, violence and…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

Trans Day of Remembrance set for Nov. 20

D.C.’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorates the lives of transgender people lost to violence each year, is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Metropolitan Community Church of…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Often Begins at Home, With Devastating Consequences

The new movie “Boy Erased”—about a gay teen’s ordeal when forced to attend a “conversion therapy” program—is shining a spotlight on a treatment deemed bogus and harmful by most experts. And new…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2018

Activists Take Aim at anti-LGBTQ ‘Hate Group,’ Alliance Defending Freedom

Surrounded by the skyscrapers that tower over Times Square, a new billboard went up this week that in large black letters reads: “NO GAYS ALLOWED.” Just below, a smaller message states: “STOP…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

LGBT Veterans Honored at D.C. Wreath Laying Ceremony

Close to 100 people, including LGBT veterans and active duty LGBT service members, assembled at the grave site of gay Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich in D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery on Sunday to…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

LGBT Migrants Leave Caravan over ‘Discrimination,’ Reach California Border

LGBT members of a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S. border appear to have reached the California border after leaving the main group behind over alleged discrimination from other…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

House Democrats Prepare to Battle Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

President Trump’s push to restrict transgender military service has been quietly working through the courts for months, obscured from the headlines by scores of motions and counter-motions. But it is now poised…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Election Night Brought a ‘Rainbow Wave’ of LGBT Victories. Will Change Follow?

The political map got a little more blue last night—but it also got a lot more rainbow. The 2018 midterm elections didn’t deliver on every potential LGBT advancement, but they did result in…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers

More openly LGBTI people were elected Tuesday night than in any previous election, signaling a shift in cultural attitudes even as the Trump administration has chipped away at L.G.B.T. rights.  The results are still rolling in,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Jewish Groups Push for Ballot Measures on Immigration and LGBTI Rights

Get out the vote: It’s a biennial ritual for Jewish groups. But not for humans, for ideas — the state and local ballot initiatives that rarely get the level of attention that…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

NBC and MSNBC Political Guru Steve Kornacki is Openly Gay and a Huge Sports Fan

One of the pleasures of this long election season has been watching NBC and MSNBC political analyst Steve Kornacki do battle with the network’s election board. Wearing khakis, a button-down Oxford with…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

LGBT Native American Sharice Davids Makes History with Kansas House Win

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids made history on Tuesday by becoming not only the state’s first openly gay woman of Congress but also the first Native American person elected on Tuesday. Davids, who…

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