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Republican State Lawmakers Push Wave of Bills Targeting Transgender Youth

Republican State Lawmakers Push Wave of Bills Targeting Transgender Youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At least 28 state legislatures are weighing measures that would bar transgender youth from participating in sports or receiving medical treatment. Some have already been passed.

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Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination, Marriage Equality Hits All-Time High

Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination, Marriage Equality Hits All-Time High | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The study from the Public Religion Research Institute comes as the Senate wrestles with legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The pandemic offered a unique chance for many people to come out as queer

The pandemic offered a unique chance for many people to come out as queer | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The COVID pandemic gave many people the space and quiet to examine their gender and sexual identities more deeply and come out to themselves and others.

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Anti-LGBTQ+ orgs are drafting anti-trans bills for policymakers with an online form

Anti-LGBTQ+ orgs are drafting anti-trans bills for policymakers with an online form | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The site promises to deliver “model legislation” to policymakers designed to keep trans youth from accessing medical care and participating in athletics.  

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Equality Act introduced in House to expand LGBTQ protections

Equality Act introduced in House to expand LGBTQ protections | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Decades in the making, the Equality Act has broad support in the House but will likely face opposition in the Senate, where it will need at least 10 Republicans to vote in favor of the bill.

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With a more gay-friendly administration in place, what’s next on the LGBT-rights agenda?

So much progress has been made relatively quickly in recent years, but LGBT rights advocates have a list of areas where they’d still like to see more advancements for their cause.

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Justice Department Seeks to Limit Scope of Landmark LGBT Rights Decision

Justice Department Seeks to Limit Scope of Landmark LGBT Rights Decision | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The new directive, aimed at a 2020 Supreme Court ruling, comes in the waning moments of the Trump administration.

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LGBTQ+ Catholics Share Stories From Inside The Church In New Film

LGBTQ+ Catholics Share Stories From Inside The Church In New Film | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Yuval David, the director of Wonderfully Made - LGBTQ+R(eligion) explains why his upcoming film is sparking a nerve before its release.

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Deb Price, Pioneering Columnist on LGBTQ+ Issues, Dead at 62

Deb Price, Pioneering Columnist on LGBTQ+ Issues, Dead at 62 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Price, a lesbian, had the first column on LGBTQ+ issues to be nationally syndicated to mainstream outlets.

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Pope Francis Endorsing Civil Unions Was a Huge Deal. These LGBTQ Catholics Know Exactly Why.

Pope Francis Endorsing Civil Unions Was a Huge Deal. These LGBTQ Catholics Know Exactly Why. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

They were pushed out of their jobs for being gay.

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A global look at how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQ activism

A global look at how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQ activism | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, the Weatherhead Institute for International Affairs hosted “Rethinking Resistance Politics in Troubling Times: Transnational Queer Solidarity During COVID-19,” an online panel discussing recent work examining the international situation.

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The #ProudBoys Twitter hashtag has been taken over by gay men

The #ProudBoys Twitter hashtag has been taken over by gay men | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Proud Boys hashtag, which members of the far-right group have been using, was trending Sunday after gay men on Twitter hijacked it and flooded the feed with photos of their loved ones and families and with memes.

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Experience: I came out to my husband, then he came out to me

Experience: I came out to my husband, then he came out to me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I realised that Joe and I shared our own gay culture the whole time we were married – we both loved the film Beaches

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Unleashed LGBTQ: The lineup and the schedule

Unleashed LGBTQ: The lineup and the schedule | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Unleashed LGBTQ, the virtual networking event beginning Thursday, March 25, offers a lineup of 30 presenters, ranging from elected officials to nonprofit leaders, from activists to entertainers. For more information and to register for the event, visit the website at UnleashedLGBTQ.com.

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'Lockdown isolation helped me come out as LGBT'

'Lockdown isolation helped me come out as LGBT' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Some of us learned to make banana bread. Others made life-changing revelations.

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The Pope's openness to LGBTQ Catholics hits a wall

The Pope's openness to LGBTQ Catholics hits a wall | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In the eight years of his papacy, Francis has talked about and modeled more acceptance of LGBTQ people than his predecessors, writes Heidi Schlumpf. He sends signs and makes baby steps. But when it comes to actually changing church teaching, not so much -- as with a new ruling that leaves LGBTQ Catholics out of the sacramentality of marriage. That needs to change.

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As a Queer Person With Autism, I'm Doubly Erased

As a Queer Person With Autism, I'm Doubly Erased | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I feel like an outsider in the LGBTQ community, and lots of autistic people feel the same way.

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eHarmony's new inclusive ads are enraging some on the right

eHarmony's new inclusive ads are enraging some on the right | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The online matchmaker recently launched its first ad with a lesbian couple.

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The Largest Native American Two-Spirit Powwow Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

The Largest Native American Two-Spirit Powwow Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The team behind the first BAAITS Powwow sought to de-gender traditions and bring Two-Spirit people, those who do not identify within the gender binary, together. They did all of that and more.

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Sex & Sexuality Featuring Noah Michelson

Sex & Sexuality Featuring Noah Michelson | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I’m Noah Michelson and I’m from Racine, Wisconsin, which is a good place to go home to now but not a great place to grow up if you’re queer and especially in the 80s. And I was the queerest kid that I’ve ever met that I think anyone has ever met. I came out of the womb, ready to go. And not just queer but also super sexual and I don’t really know where that came from. And I don’t think anyone really does. And when I say that, my first memories and my first urges and desires were wanting to have sex with men. I had crushes on Mr. Rogers, I had a crush on Jesus, any kind of masculine figure in my life, I wanted to have sex with them.

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Hungary Effectively Bans Gay Adoption and Expands Executive Power

Hungary Effectively Bans Gay Adoption and Expands Executive Power | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The legislation allows Prime Minister Viktor Orban to further consolidate power while eroding civil liberties. It also makes it harder to scrutinize how the government spends public funds.

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It's time to end the tyranny of coupledom

It's time to end the tyranny of coupledom | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The couple norm has proved tenacious in the face of enormous social changes. But increasingly, people are challenging it, says psychotherapist Sasha Roseneil

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Halloween coronavirus canceled LGBTQ

Halloween coronavirus canceled LGBTQ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The pandemic is taking away a celebration that, for generations, has given LGBTQ people a chance to dress however they please, and be whomever they want.

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The Proud Boys Are Furious That Gay Men Have Taken Over #ProudBoys On Twitter

The Proud Boys Are Furious That Gay Men Have Taken Over #ProudBoys On Twitter | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Proud Boys, a far-right hate group, are enjoying increased attention thanks to President Trump. Gay Twitter users attempted to seize the spotlight from them, much to their dislike.

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Gay men hijack Proud Boys Twitter hashtag with messages of love, pride

Gay men hijack Proud Boys Twitter hashtag with messages of love, pride | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Star Trek star George Takei appears to have started the online campaign to reclaim the label Proud Boys from the far-right group.