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Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights

Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Just over 13 months later, Trump’s Justice Department, in a case between private parties that involved no government agency, has told a federal appeals court that discrimination based on sexual orientation is legal under federal law. 

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How Tim Gill Turned His Fortune Into a Powerful Force for LGBTQ Rights

How Tim Gill Turned His Fortune Into a Powerful Force for LGBTQ Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

How Tim Gill turned a $500 million fortune into the nation's most powerful force for LGBTQ rights

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Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Marching through the streets of East Timor's capital Dili with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of how he felt 15 years ago when he saw the Timorese flag raised for the first time.

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Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy

Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy rumored to be considering retirement, groups want the Supreme Court to take up an employment discrimination challenge before he leaves.

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Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk

Stuart Milk on Pride, LGBT rights, and what he learned from his uncle Harvey Milk | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Stuart has spent most of his adult life spreading his late uncle’s message of hope. As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, Harvey Milk’s fight against discrimination changed the course of LGBT history for the better. Though tragically assassinated in 1978, his story inspired change in his city, country, and around the world.

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LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office

LGBT advocacy group to launch new Washington office | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal advocacy group, will open a Washington, D.C., office to intensify its work against the Trump administration and increase fundraising, Politico reports. 

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In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists

In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and reports of anti-LGBT violence and persecution surface relentlessly.

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'No LGBT People' Signs Crop Up In Russian Businesses

'No LGBT People' Signs Crop Up In Russian Businesses | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Some Russians on social media are expressing support for a series of horrific stories alleging anti-LGBT persecutions in Chechnya
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LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules

LGBT employees protected from workplace discrimination, appeals court rules | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
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Trump nixes Obama order preventing federal workers from being fired because they’re LGBT

Trump nixes Obama order preventing federal workers from being fired because they’re LGBT | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
With a stroke of his pen Trump has knocked the teeth out of federal compliance regulations protecting LGBT workers
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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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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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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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What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, with attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations on the rise as government policies emphasize nationalist themes at the expense of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

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After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Saigon’s guide to restaurants, street food, news, bars, culture, events, history, activities, things to do, music & nightlife.
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Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brigham Young University-Idaho confirmed she won't be returning but declined to give a reason.

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The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“I wish I could tell them it will work. But it’s a gambling process. You put your life at risk and wait.”

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It looks like Neil Gorsuch will be hostile to LGBT rights

It looks like Neil Gorsuch will be hostile to LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court's newest justice dissented in a ruling involving same-sex couples.

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'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights

'Born This Way'? The Answer Shouldn't Affect Gay Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Now 17 percent of young people identify as bisexual or gay. Are some making a choice?
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How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.
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International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.

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Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time

Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A U.S. District Court in Colorado said discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity was a form of sexual stereotyping barred by the law.
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Trump Quietly Went After LGBT Workers This Week

Trump Quietly Went After LGBT Workers This Week | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Trump proved once again that his loyalties lie with other businessmen like him.
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LGBT Groups: Don’t Be ‘Fooled’ by N.C.’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Compromise

LGBT Groups: Don’t Be ‘Fooled’ by N.C.’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Compromise | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBT rights groups say that the ‘compromise’ bill HB142 that sailed through North Carolina’s legislature is far from pro-equality, and enshrines prejudice and discrimination.
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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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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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