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Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in America every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT.
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BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census

BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Trump Administration recently submitted a list of data categories it will collect for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). Although the Supreme Court, in 2013,  struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for the census to change the way it tracks same-sex households, the White House has sent yet another powerful signal that it considers LGBTQ rights as frivolous.


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Although “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” were proposed subjects in the appendix, today’s version of the report excluded LGBTQ people from the list of subjects for the Census and ACS, suggesting that data collection for these subjects may have been in the works for an earlier version.

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China is getting more liberal despite a government crackdown

China is getting more liberal despite a government crackdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Changing social attitudes is the very reason the state is so alarmingly brazen in stifling its own population, Vox reports.
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As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Under pressure from harassment and sexism allegations, the ride-hailing giant is rethinking its approach to hiring.
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Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America

Spanish Anti-LGBT Group Is Bringing Its Transphobic Bus To America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled: If you are born a man, you are a man.
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A Spanish group that sparked outrage for commissioning a bus with an anti-transgender slogan is making plans to take their message of hate to the U.S. next week.

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‘Proud gay Kurd’ marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law

‘Proud gay Kurd’ marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
'I have decided to marry a man...This is my nature which I am proud of
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LGBT community anger over Youtube restrictions which make their videos invisible

LGBT community anger over Youtube restrictions which make their videos invisible | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

#YouTubeIsOverParty trends on Twitter after users say videos referencing same-sex relationships are being filtered out

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Gay in the AfD: Talking with LGBT supporters of Germany's populist party

Gay in the AfD: Talking with LGBT supporters of Germany's populist party | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
How do LGBT interests mesh with those of a party that opposes gay marriage and adoption for gay couples? DW spoke with two openly gay politicians about why they joined the AfD, and why one ultimately decided to leave.
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Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Barry Miller, an Orlando attorney, businessman and patron of the arts, is leading a drive to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund honoring the 49 whose lives were cut short.
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Housing policy summit tackled LGBT Fair Housing and equality

Housing policy summit tackled LGBT Fair Housing and equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Founder Jeff Berger and Policy Committee Chair John Graff organized the summit because of the risk of losing ground the LGBTQ community has made.
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Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO)

Back Stories: LGBT Groups Join St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO) | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBT groups struggled for decades to be included in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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The Trump Administration, Bathroom Litigation, and the Future of LGBT Rights

The Trump Administration, Bathroom Litigation, and the Future of LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Grimm’s lawsuit, and other cases like it such as the challenge to North Carolina’s so-called transgender bathroom law (also known as House Bill 2), is of great importance, because it addresses the question of whether transgender individuals are legally entitled to do something that everyone else is permitted to do, namely to use bathrooms (and similar facilities such as changing rooms) that match their gender identity. But cases like Grimm’s raise an even more fundamental and important question: whether federal law protects sexual and gender-identity minorities from discrimination to begin with.

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A New Phase of Chaos on Transgender Rights

A New Phase of Chaos on Transgender Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Jeannie Suk Gersen on the Supreme Court decision not to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, which has been at the center of the battle for transgender rights.
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This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters

This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBT will not feature on the 2020 Census as a category. This official prejudice matters for both practical and symbolic reasons.
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Men's-Only Dating App Grindr Announces Launch of LGBTQ Online Magazine Platform 'Into'

Men's-Only Dating App Grindr Announces Launch of LGBTQ Online Magazine Platform 'Into' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
"People hook up on Grindr, but it's about more than that."
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National LGBT Bar Association President Says Group Has 'a Lot of Work to Do'

National LGBT Bar Association President Says Group Has 'a Lot of Work to Do' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Akerman associate Dale Noll assumed the helm as president of the National LGBT Bar Association this month.
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China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance

China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
From primary school to university, students harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity find little support.
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LGBT seniors marked for removal from survey on elder care services

LGBT seniors marked for removal from survey on elder care services | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Draft of 2017 National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants drops question about sexuality as critics worry administration is trying to roll back LGBT rights
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LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions

LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such prosecutions.

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For LGBT Undocumented Immigrants, Detention Means More Fear and Humiliation

For LGBT Undocumented Immigrants, Detention Means More Fear and Humiliation | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Often fleeing persecution or violence in their countries of origin, LGBT undocumented immigrants face heightened trauma if they're taken into custody by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Gaymoji are new, but gays and code go way back

Gaymoji are new, but gays and code go way back | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Grindr’s new set of gay emoji may look basic, but they draw from a deep, proud lineage of slyly worded signals, clues, and double entendres that have kept the culture connected.
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Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’

Reaching LGBT Youth With Support, Mentoring and a Message That ‘It Gets Better’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As a high school student, Brian Wenke was harassed and bullied before he even realized he was gay.
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17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*..
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Being Queer, Feeling Muslim: Lia Darjes documents gay people and their religion

Being Queer, Feeling Muslim: Lia Darjes documents gay people and their religion | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Queer Muslims who are seeking a safe space to pray, asking the question: am I a sinner or not? Imams identifying as feminists; transgender people wh
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In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride.
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