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Man To Attend Every LGBT+ Rights Court Case in America

A man who vows to attend every major LGBT+ rights court case in the US has described how he even made it to the Supreme Court after being run over in a hit and run. Eddie Reynoso from San Diego, California, who is the founder and CEO of the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center, has…

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Jameela Jamil Explains She’s LGBTQ+ But Not Sure Which

After coming out as queer in February, actress Jameela Jamil, who will appear on HBO Max’s upcoming Legendary series, has revealed she’s not exactly sure where in the spectrum she fits. In February, Jamil was announced as a major figure in the new show Legendary, a competition that centers the ballroom community. As the actress…

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Egypt tells the UN LGBTQ people don’t exist

In a perplexing move, Egypt has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that queer people do not exist. Representatives of the country made the statement earlier this month in response to a new push from the UN to end discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide. Egypt rejected the new guidelines for protecting sexual orientation and gender identity…

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Canada on Brink of Banning Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Canada is considering legislation to restrict conversion therapy nationally. David Lametti, the nation’s justice minister, and Bardish Chagger, the minister of diversity and youth, introduced a bill to that effect Monday afternoon, CTV News reports. Lametti called the proposal the “most progressive and comprehensive in the world” seeking to limit the discredited and harmful practice of trying…

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New York will allow trans kids to change legal gender, after lawsuit from a brave 14-year-old

One brave 14-year-old has helped secure gender recognition reform in New York state. On Tuesday, it was announced New York will will no longer require medical evidence for gender recognition, and will recognise the legal gender of young transgender people for the first time. The decision comes after Lambda Legal sued the state on behalf of a…

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Joe Biden Releases Plan for LGBTQ Equality

Former Vice President Joe Biden, surging in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after a series of recent primary victories, today released his plan to advance LGBTQ equality. Biden promises to make enactment of the Equality Act during his first 100 days as president a top legislative priority, reverse the transgender military ban as well as…

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Historic court victory against Trump could help fight HIV stigma everywhere

In a recent op-ed for The Advocate, attorney and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal Scott Schoettes celebrated a January victory in which in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a decision that people living with HIV can safely serve in the U.S. Air Force. Schoettes wrote of the significance of this victory and his…

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LGBT BYU students and their supporters rally at church office building in Salt Lake City

Singing hymns and Primary songs and chanting “Let all students date,” a crowd of 250 grew to more than 500 in an afternoon rally outside the Church Office Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday afternoon to protest the honor code at the faith’s universities. “We want to provide a…

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Bloomberg Apologizes to Trans People for Dehumanizing Remarks

Michael Bloomberg has issued an official apology for past insensitive remarks about transgender people. The former New York City mayor, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, had publicly called trans people “it” less than a year ago, after having said in 2016 that most Americans don’t want “some man wearing a dress … in the locker room…

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Boy Asks Pete Buttigieg for Advice on Being Brave and Coming Out as Gay

In a touching moment during a rally, Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg gave advice to a 9-year-old boy who wanted to know how to be “brave” like the candidate and tell people he’s gay. At a rally in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Zachary Ro’s question was read aloud. “Thank you for being so brave. Would you…

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Ocasio-Cortez to Drag Race Critics: ‘Go Back to Party City’

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has some words for right-wingers who are criticizing her for appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race: “They can go back to Party City.” The New York Democrat was making a reference to Phi Phi O’Hara’s disparagement of contestant Sharon Needles on season 4 of Drag Race, with O’Hara telling Needles, “Go back to…

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LGBTQ issues finally get attention in a Democratic debate

After previous Democratic presidential debates largely ignored LGBTQ issues, Thursday night’s forum finally saw a question from a moderator about the discrimination and violence faced by LGBTQ Americans, particularly transgender people. Yamiche Alcindor, one of the moderators of the PBS NewsHour-Politico debate in Los Angeles, asked U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont what he’d do…

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