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Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level

Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At the U.S. Capitol and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they’re notching victories in seemingly unlikely venues, such as Morgantown, West Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama.

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GOP leaders decry North Carolina governor's LGBT rights deal

GOP leaders decry North Carolina governor's LGBT rights deal | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

North Carolina’s Republican leaders said Thursday that a federal court should reject a deal by the Democratic governor that would affirm the rights of transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.

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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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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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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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'Traditional Values': A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights

'Traditional Values': A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In April, news broke of a widespread anti-gay purge in Chechnya; in September, gay men and transgender women were rounded up in Azerbaijan; and in October reports emerged that a registry of gay men and lesbians was being compiled by the authorities in Tajikistan. How might we understand these disparate events as part of a … 

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Sessions deals another blow to the LGBT community

Sessions deals another blow to the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The self-righteous drive to make others suffer for not living Evangelical beliefs appears unstoppable with Trump in power

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UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people

UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Accenture, Baker McKenzie, BNP Paribas, The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Bank, EDF, EY, Gap Inc., Godrej, IKEA Group, Microsoft, Oath, Orange, SAP, and Spotify among early adopters of the Standards of Conduct, which offer guidance for the workplace and beyond.

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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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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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