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Anschutz in bed with anti-LGBT forces - Colorado Springs Independent (blog)

Recent News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:58

Anschutz in bed with anti-LGBT forces
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
James Dobson, founder of Springs-based Focus on the Family, known for its opposition to LGBT people and its focus on conversion therapy over the years, also is named on the list of donors to various anti-LGBT rights organizations. Tom Minnery, also ...

Outfest Los Angeles embraces the LGBT-friendly mainstream with 'Ghostbusters' and more - Los Angeles Times

Recent News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:02

Los Angeles Times

Outfest Los Angeles embraces the LGBT-friendly mainstream with 'Ghostbusters' and more
Los Angeles Times
Since its inception 34 years ago, Outfest Los Angeles has championed the stories of and by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community – long before it was trendy, profitable or politically correct. But as societal attitudes and local and ...

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Here they are, the 'enemies of equality' for LGBT Americans - Washington Post (blog)

Recent News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 04:03

Washington Post (blog)

Here they are, the 'enemies of equality' for LGBT Americans
Washington Post (blog)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans know in their bones there is a “vast right-wing conspiracy” out to deny them their humanity and dignity. A conservative cabal actively working the levers of power to block their rights. Well, now ...
New Resource Illustrates Coordinated Effort to Pass Anti-LGBT LawsWindy City Times

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Educators double down on protecting rights of LGBTQ students and members - LGBT Weekly

Recent News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 08:51

LGBT Weekly

Educators double down on protecting rights of LGBTQ students and members
LGBT Weekly
WASHINGTON—In light of the recent murder of 49 Latino and Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) people in Orlando, Fla., and on the heels of escalating and unprecedented misguided legislative efforts to pass discriminatory ...
Protecting Our LGBT YouthOUTTAKE VOICES (blog)

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Buffalo's LGBT community sends a message of solidarity to Orlando - Buffalo.com

Recent News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 22:11

Buffalo.com

Buffalo's LGBT community sends a message of solidarity to Orlando
Buffalo.com
In the aftermath of the June 12 shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead, members of Buffalo's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community were stunned to silence. The next day, as if by instinct, the community organized ...

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

Recent News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:02

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
UN Panel Moves to Curb Bias Against LGBT PeopleNew York Times
India Abstains As United Nations Creates LGBT Rights WatchdogNDTV
Kaiser Family Foundation
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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
Obama declares Stonewall Inn the first national monument to LGBT rightsThe Guardian

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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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Fearing Violence, LGBT Refugees Rarely Seek Help - Inter Press Service

Recent News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 22:29

Inter Press Service

Fearing Violence, LGBT Refugees Rarely Seek Help
Inter Press Service
One of the reasons that LGBT refugees are often particularly vulnerable is because they are not supported by their fellow refugees. “Homophobic and transphobic attitudes from back home don't evaporate simply because you're a refugee, and so LGBTI ...

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