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20 years ago, ‘In & Out’ predicted the gay rights movement’s rapid progress

20 years ago, ‘In & Out’ predicted the gay rights movement’s rapid progress | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Frank Oz's movie, inspired by Tom Hanks's Oscar speech, showed where America would end up 20 years later

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There's Another LGBT Hashtag, and the Community Is HERE For It

There's Another LGBT Hashtag, and the Community Is HERE For It | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

find out how LGBT people are celebrating their community using the new tag #ItstheLGBT

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How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: ‘She Was Everywhere’

How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: ‘She Was Everywhere’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Into her late 80s, Ms. Windsor continued to leverage her national profile as a winning Supreme Court plaintiff to support her favorite LGBT causes.

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How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban

How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The movement has had major rifts -- but not this time.

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LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

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Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT-rights supporter waves an amalgamation of the Canadian and rainbow flags in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, 1999. In 2017, Canadian government condemned Ramzen Kadyrov’s purge of gay men in Chechnya and announced that nearly 30 victims of the purge have been safely resettled. 

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Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction

Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

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Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think

Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
For years, I cared what anti-gay Christians thought about me. Deeply. I spent countless hours arguing the finer points of scriptural history and interpretation with them – especially the "clobber passages" – those six or seven passages that they claim unequivocally condemn homosexuality. I cared so
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Toronto-based charity says it helped 31 LGBT Chechens find asylum in Canada

A Toronto-based charity said Friday it has helped 35 LGBT individuals escape from Chechnya, 31 of whom have now arrived in Canada.

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Trump's transgender military ban sounds eerily like past arguments against integration

Trump's transgender military ban sounds eerily like past arguments against integration | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

First, African Americans would disrupt unit cohesion. Then, women. Then gays and lesbians. Now, it's transgender service members' turn.

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Group counters Nashville Statement with pro-LGBT message, calls it The Accurate Nashville Statement

Group counters Nashville Statement with pro-LGBT message, calls it The Accurate Nashville Statement | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

They wrote their own message and called it The Accurate Nashville Statement.

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Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination

Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"If your family isn't open to it, of course you have to hide who you are."

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Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash

Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Rev. James Martin’s latest book calls for a dialogue with LGBT Catholics. His critics called him everything from “heretic” to “pansified.”

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It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia

It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Belgrade's annual Pride Week began on Monday (11 September) and will end with a march on Sunday (17 September). Pride parades were held over the past few years with strong security measures and, in the meantime, Serbia elected a gay prime minister. EURACTIV.rs reports.

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Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders

Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Don Lemon's responsibility as a CNN anchor fell second to his responsibility as an openly gay public figure, even as Hurricane Irma neared the coast of Florida. When it became clear a major and deadly weather event would strike the South on the very weekend he was due to receive an award from GLAAD, the cable news anchor asked his boss what to do. "He said, 'You've got to go,'" Lemon explained, standing on the red carpet of City View atop the Metreon on Saturday night. "So Anderson (Cooper) is doing double duty."  Lemon described awards from GLAAD, a 32-year-old national organization that monitors the media on LGBTQ issues, as "the Oscars of gay awards.

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LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence'

LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Trans and queer DACA recipients share how Trump's decision could threaten their safety and dramatically disrupt the lives they've built in the US.

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These are the States Where It Really Sucks to Be LGBT: #NowWhat

These are the States Where It Really Sucks to Be LGBT: #NowWhat | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The LGBTQIA+ community isn't protected in all of America. Allies must reach out to help and learn how to truly make America a safer place to live.

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LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA

LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Tony Choi is among the 36,000 LGBT immigrants in DACA who are now facing uncertainty and deportation after President Trump nixed the program.

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NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

NLGJA Announces 2017 Inductees to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Today NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is pleased to announce that two new inductees will be enrolled in the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame on September 9 at the association’s annual National Convention. This year’s honorees will be Jinx Beers and Dan Savage.

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Resurrecting the Gay History of the Holocaust

Pacifico Silano's "Against Nature" explores an often overlooked and frequently overlooked period of LGBT history: the persecution of gay men by the Nazis.

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The history of LGBTQ people isn’t being taught in our schools

Understanding LGBTQ history beyond Harvey Milk and Stonewall.

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VIDEO: Lara Finkbeiner and Kevin Steen: "LGBT Refugees and How to Help"

This is a panel with deputy legal director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) Lara Finkbeiner; and founder of Rainbow Street Kevin Steen. We discuss what are the current struggles faced by LGBT refugees

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A Huge LGBT Victory : Canada Introduces X As A Third Gender Option On Passports

A Huge LGBT Victory : Canada Introduces X As A Third Gender Option On Passports | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In a huge LGBT victory, the Canadian government has now introduced a third gender option as X, on their passports, taking an important step towards equality.

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