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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

The Steps to Equality Are More than Trump Voters Can Handle

What is it with the right’s persecution complex? Conservatives are quick to cry “identity politics” and denigrate women or minorities who complain about discrimination as snowflakes who should toughen up. However, they…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

LGBTQ Groups Oppose 4th Circuit Judicial Nominee Linked to Anti-gay “hate group”

LGBTQ civil rights organizations from Maryland and North Carolina have issued a warning to the Senate Judiciary Committee about President Trump’s most recent pick for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Anti-LGBT Lawsuits Already Headed Justice Kavanaugh’s Way

Precisely on cue with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-LGBT groups have filed lawsuits challenging LGBT rights that may in the near future serve to test the…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan Lesbian Activist Speaks About Troubled Times and her Faith

Ugandan LGBTI activists have been on edge this year. Lawmakers have discussed bringing back the stringent version of an anti-homosexuality bill, LGBTI organizations have been denied legal registration, and events and spaces…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Matthew Shepard Murder: 20 Years on Where do LGBT Rights Stand in America?

It has been 20 years since Matthew Shepard died, days after being brutally tortured and tied to a fence in Colorado. Shepard’s death gained national coverage in the United States, and pushed…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

LGBTQ and Civil Rights Groups Warn Against Confirming Two More Anti-gay Federal Judges

A coalition of 27 LGBTQ civil rights organizations is warning that, yet again, the Senate stands poised to confirm two judges with a history of anti-LGBTQ animus. The coalition wrote a letter…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2018

Matthew Shepard to Be Interred 20 Years After Brutal Murder

Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to become a symbol of anti-gay violence in the US. After being robbed by two…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

25 Austin Churches Sue Over Right not to Hire LGBTI People

More than two dozen churches in Texas are suing for the right not to hire LGBTQ people for church jobs. They also want the right to bypass women as clergy. They are suing…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

This Orthodox Synagogue in New York Welcomes Members of the LGBTI Community

An Orthodox synagogue on Long Island, New York is openly welcoming LGBTI Jews. Considering Orthodox Judaism doesn’t condone homosexuality, many are seeing this inclusion as groundbreaking. ‘It is very unusual for an Orthodox synagogue…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

School Bars Transgender Girl from Both Locker Rooms During Lockdown, Virginia LGBT Group Says

Students in a Virginia middle school gym class were supposed to shelter in nearby locker rooms during a school lockdown — but one student was barred from going into either of those…

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