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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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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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LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression

LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
We asked for nominations of LGBT rights activists who are having a positive influence all over the world and were overwhelmed by the response
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New York Today: Refugee, Immigrant and Citizen

New York Today: Refugee, Immigrant and Citizen | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When Luis Mancheno was 14 and living in Quito, Ecuador, he knew he had to learn English, and fast.

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LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Reachel Benson sits in a chair in the living room, wearing a bright pink T-shirt and long hair draped across her shoulders. She tells the story of growing up. Animated at times, her voice becomes louder, more forceful — her hands in motion as she recalls trying to figure out who she was.

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Benson is disappointed once again at the failure of North Dakota House Bill 1386, legislation that would have specifically banned discrimination against LGBT individuals in the state on matters from employment to service at a restaurant, with certain hiring and admission exceptions included for religious groups. The bill failed 22-69 in the North Dakota House on Feb. 10.

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Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain

Alan Turing Law Grants Posthumous Pardons to Gay Men in Britain | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The policy is named after the World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated after being convicted of gross indecency for having sex with a man.
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On Taking Gay Rights From Taipei to Beijing: Don’t Call It a ‘Movement’

On Taking Gay Rights From Taipei to Beijing: Don’t Call It a ‘Movement’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Lai Jeng-jer, a leader on gay rights in Taiwan who now lives in Beijing, discusses the progress he’s seen on the mainland, as well as the limitations.
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How a Slain Street Vendor Became a Brazilian Hero for LGBTQ and Homeless Communities

How a Slain Street Vendor Became a Brazilian Hero for LGBTQ and Homeless Communities | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The death of a street vendor would normally go unnoticed in Brazil. But Luiz Carlos Ruas was exceptional, both in the way he lived and died.

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Ruas, 54, was violently beaten to death on Christmas Day while trying to defend a black transgender woman and a gay homeless man from attack in a metro station. Security footage of the incident has been widely circulated on Brazilian media, searing the awful images into everyone’s memories.

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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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The NCAA's Selective Support Of LGBT Rights

The NCAA's Selective Support Of LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In 2015, the NCAA took an unusual political stand in opposing Indiana’s RFRA. But as March Madness returns to Indy two years later, the organization’s LGBT advocacy is as inconsistent as a team headed for a first-round exit.
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Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Latin America has the highest rates of violence against the LGBT community, but it also has some of the most progressive laws for LGBT equality and protection.
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Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights

Inside the Trump White House’s Fight Over LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Don’t rely on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s influence. LGBT allies are few in the Trump administration—which could spell disaster for civil rights and equality.
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The Profit North Carolina Sees in LGBT Prejudice

The Profit North Carolina Sees in LGBT Prejudice | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
North Carolina is already counting the multimillion-dollar cost of its ‘bathroom bill.’ But for the bill’s backers, anti-LGBT ideology trumps economics.
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Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos

Mexican-American creates storytelling platform for LGBTQ Latinos | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Mexican-American Alberto Mendoza created an online platform, Honor41, to help LGBTQ Latinos share their stories.
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Youth Activist Daryl Yang: Politics Not The Only Answer To Singapore LGBT Progress

Youth Activist Daryl Yang: Politics Not The Only Answer To Singapore LGBT Progress | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The power of the youth to volunteer and stand together will push LGBT progress forward, Daryl says.
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Youth activist Daryl Yang, 23, has been holding the fort at the helm of youth activism especially in the Singapore LGBT community this past year, as outgoing coordinator of The G Spot, a student group from Yale-NUS College concerned with issues surrounding gender and sexuality. As he passes on the baton to new coordinators Paul Jerusalem and Guadalupe Lazaro, Daryl said to Popspoken that he learnt that while being in The G Spot, the power of organising people for collective action is a major tool that can move LGBTQ equality forward in Singapore beyond the repealing of the anti-gay Section 377A law.

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