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Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show

Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At least 1,056 hate crimes were committed last year in nation’s nine largest cities, an increase of 18 percent from 2016 levels, according to police data

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LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage 'an advance'

LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage 'an advance' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these cases is mixed with relief and even a trace of pride at how they were addressed.

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How Trump Made 2017 a Horrific Year for LGBT Rights—and Worse Is to Come

How Trump Made 2017 a Horrific Year for LGBT Rights—and Worse Is to Come | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The rainbow flag Trump held upside down at a campaign rally was an appositely perverse precursor to a year of attacks on LGBT people and their rights. And it’s far from over.

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We cannot let discrimination flourish in our cities

We cannot let discrimination flourish in our cities | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This nation was founded on a promise that all Americans should enjoy the values of freedom, fairness and equal treatment.
- Jim Kenney, Ed Lee, Muriel Bowser, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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Williams Institute releases 2017 LGBT data

Williams Institute releases 2017 LGBT data | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Williams Institute at UCLA released its report of data collected in 2017 on the LGBT community: • Using data gathered by the Gallup polling organization, 4.1 percent of adults identify as LGBT across the U.S. • The state with the highest percent of people identifying as LGBT is Vermont with 5.3 percent. Vermont was …

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The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT rights seem imperiled under President Trump, and in danger around the world. The Daily Beast’s Jay Michaelson, Samantha Allen, and Tim Teeman look to what lies ahead in 2018.

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Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.

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