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LGBT Republicans worried after 'gay-friendly' Trump picks Mike Pence as running mate - Raw Story

Recent News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:47

Raw Story

LGBT Republicans worried after 'gay-friendly' Trump picks Mike Pence as running mate
Raw Story
Donald Trump's choice of Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate has irked some Republican activists who see the Indiana governor's years of opposition to gay rights initiatives as a setback to efforts to broaden the party's appeal. The pick ...
Trump VP pick Mike Pence: Cut AIDS funding, use it to “cure” gays insteadAMERICAblog (blog)

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LGBT history is coming to California classrooms, a first in the nation - The Guardian

Recent News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:15

The Guardian

LGBT history is coming to California classrooms, a first in the nation
The Guardian
The state board of education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction on Thursday to comply with the nation's first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.
California's students will soon learn more LGBT history in schoolsLos Angeles Times
California Approves LGBT History Lessons for ClassroomsWall Street Journal
California public schools adopt pro-LGBT curriculumWashington Times
Washington Post -SFGate
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LGBT: a Dissection - CounterPunch

Recent News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 02:50

GW Today

LGBT: a Dissection
CounterPunch
LGBT” is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variants? The acronym, in its many permutations, designates ...
Experts Talk Health and Religion at LGBT ForumGW Today

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Facebook diversity stats include LGBT numbers for first time - CNET

Recent News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:04

CNET

Facebook diversity stats include LGBT numbers for first time
CNET
Facebook released on Thursday statistics about the diversity of its workforce. The old news? The company is still not very racially or ethnically diverse. Gender diversity isn't so great either. But the fresh piece of information here is that Facebook ...

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San Diego City Council Proclaims July 'LGBT Pride Month' - Times of San Diego

Recent News - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:50

Times of San Diego

San Diego City Council Proclaims July 'LGBT Pride Month'
Times of San Diego
With a nod toward last month's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, the City Council Tuesday proclaimed July to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in San Diego. The proclamation was issued three days before the San Diego LGBT ...

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UN agrees to appoint human rights expert on protection of LGBT - UN News Centre

Recent News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:20

Daily Signal

UN agrees to appoint human rights expert on protection of LGBT
UN News Centre
1 July 2016 – The top human rights body at the United Nations has voted to appoint an independent expert on protection from violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights ...
LGBT Groups Seek to Entrench Agenda at the UNDaily Signal
Europe|UN Panel Moves to Curb Bias Against LGBT PeopleNew York Times
India Abstains As United Nations Creates LGBT Rights WatchdogNDTV
Kaiser Family Foundation -LGBTQ Nation
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Richmond Sheriff's Office creates LGBT community liaison - wtvr.com

Recent News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:02

wtvr.com

Richmond Sheriff's Office creates LGBT community liaison
wtvr.com
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 5: A Rainbow flag flies above the San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center November 5, 2008 in San Diego, California. Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, passed in yesterday's Calfironia ...

Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights - Q13 FOX

Recent News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:54

Q13 FOX

Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights
Q13 FOX
(CNN) — President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. “This week I'm designating the ...
Stonewall named first LGBT national monument — and 5 other LGBT sites to be proud ofChicago Tribune

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Exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals - EurekAlert (press release)

Recent News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:45

Exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
EurekAlert (press release)
Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2016) Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more.

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LGBT People Are More Likely to Be Targets of Hate Crimes Than Any Other Minority Group - New York Times

Recent News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:37

New York Times

LGBT People Are More Likely to Be Targets of Hate Crimes Than Any Other Minority Group
New York Times
Even before the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were already the most likely targets of hate crimes in America, according to an analysis of data collected by the Federal Bureau of ...
'Safe space' for LGBT people more important now than ever (Commentary)Syracuse.com

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Austin Police Launch Training Guidelines Dealing With LGBT Community - Patch.com

Recent News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:23

Patch.com

Austin Police Launch Training Guidelines Dealing With LGBT Community
Patch.com
AUSTIN, TX -- Police have joined forces with Equality Texas -- the state's largest organization advocating for LGBT rights -- to raise awareness of hate crimes and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members of the community.

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Massachusetts governor booed off stage over transgender rights bill - CNN

Recent News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:04

CNN

Massachusetts governor booed off stage over transgender rights bill
CNN
Baker, a Republican and a supporter of same-sex marriage, was booed off a stage Wednesday night at a Boston networking event for the LGBT community when he didn't signal whether he'd sign a bill that supporters say would protect transgender people's ...
Gov. Baker Defends His Record On LGBT Issues After Booing IncidentCBS Local
Amid boos, Gov. Charlie Baker exits LGBT event as protesters demand support for transgender billMassLive.com

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This Is the Fiery Backlash Against States With New Anti-LGBT Laws - Huffington Post

Recent News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:09

Huffington Post

This Is the Fiery Backlash Against States With New Anti-LGBT Laws
Huffington Post
The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender. The letter Q is often appended to signify Queer (or, according to some, Questioning). It's often used as a blanket term for all non-straight and non-cis individuals. (If you're cis, that means ...

Louisiana governor signs order to protect LGBT state workers - PBS NewsHour

Recent News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:19

PBS NewsHour

Louisiana governor signs order to protect LGBT state workers
PBS NewsHour
John Bel Edwards signed an anti-discrimination executive order on Wednesday for LGBT state workers, marking the first time the state's government has provided protection for its transgender employees. The order forbids discrimination against state ...
Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights, calls it 'good for business'Religion News Service
John Bel Edwards signs executive order barring LGBT discrimination in state governmentThe Advocate
Louisiana governor signs executive order to protect LGBT rightsThe Hill
Raw Story -WDSU New Orleans
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Gay Israeli lawmakers speak out against LGBT laws in North Carolina - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Recent News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:44

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Gay Israeli lawmakers speak out against LGBT laws in North Carolina
Jerusalem Post Israel News
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory used an executive order on Tuesday to restore the right to sue in state court for discrimination on those grounds, but the Republican stood firm on a controversial provision barring transgender people from using ...

Deutsche Bank cancels US growth plans over LGBT laws - The Local.de

Recent News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:22

The Local.de

Deutsche Bank cancels US growth plans over LGBT laws
The Local.de
The decision was "due to state-wide legislation enacted in North Carolina on March 23 that invalidated existing protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fellow citizens in some municipalities and prevents municipalities from ...
Deutsche Bank says "nein" to North Carolina LGBT lawCBS News
Deutsche Bank is latest business to protest North Carolina anti-LGBT lawThe Guardian
North Carolina governor tweaks transgender law after backlashReuters
CNBC -The Hill
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Mississippi Businesses Are Speaking Out On The LGBT Battle With These Three Words - Daily Caller

Recent News - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:41

Mississippi Businesses Are Speaking Out On The LGBT Battle With These Three Words
Daily Caller
Demonstrators with the group GetEQUAL hold a protest with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals affected by the country's immigration policies during a rally outside the White House in Washington, DC, September 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO ...

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PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over LGBT discrimination law - Los Angeles Times

Recent News - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:34

Los Angeles Times

PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over LGBT discrimination law
Los Angeles Times
PayPal says it's canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The San Jose-based company said Tuesday it was canceling its planned ...
North Carolina's Terrible Anti-LGBT Law Is Even Worse than We ThoughtMother Jones
PayPal withdraws project over US state's 'anti-LGBT' lawPhys.Org
Backlash Grows Over North Carolina LGBT Discrimination LawABC News
The Detroit News -SFGate
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Sridhar Rangayan's LGBT film 'Breaking Free' wins a National Award - Daily News & Analysis

Recent News - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 08:42

Daily News & Analysis

Sridhar Rangayan's LGBT film 'Breaking Free' wins a National Award
Daily News & Analysis
Equal rights activist and filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan's documentary film Breaking Free that highlights the impact and implications of Sec 377 on the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community won the National Award for Best Editing ...

Biz Buzz: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group lauds Kaiser in report - Fairfield Daily Republic

Recent News - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 01:07

Biz Buzz: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group lauds Kaiser in report
Fairfield Daily Republic
VACAVILLE — Kaiser Permanente's 38 hospitals, including Vacaville, have been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, part of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights ...

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