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LGBTQ equality: Record number of U.S. cities earn perfect scores

LGBTQ equality: Record number of U.S. cities earn perfect scores | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

U.S. cities are again a ray of hope for the LGBTQ community. A record number of municipalities – 78 – earned perfect scores for advancing inclusive policies in 2018, according to a report released Monday by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, two LGBTQ advocacy groups.

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The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, briefly explained

The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, briefly explained | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The ruling is far from ideal for LGBTQ advocates, but the worst was avoided.


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Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts

Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Generals and researchers provide growing evidence that the administration’s claims about transgender troops are false.

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Trump’s Heartless Transgender Military Ban Gets a Second Shot

Trump’s Heartless Transgender Military Ban Gets a Second Shot | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The president announced late last week that he is trying again to keep many transgender people from being able to defend their country.

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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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Harris Poll LGBTQ: 68% would shop at businesses that back equality

Harris Poll LGBTQ: 68% would shop at businesses that back equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

More than two-thirds of Americans say they would be likely to dole out their dollars at businesses that take a public stand for LGBTQ equality, a survey released Wednesday shows.

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Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year.

Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It may be a small step (pun intended), but a permanent installation of rainbow crosswalks goes a long way.  That may be my opinion, but I believe others may agree.

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Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount

Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Ms. Reid, an MSNBC host who apologized in December for old anti-gay posts, said newly surfaced writings were “manipulated” by “an unknown, external party.”

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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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