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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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Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A former North Carolina legislator who helped lead the fight against the state's law limiting LGBT protections is going to Washington.
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Congressman to keynote inaugural LGBT Housing Policy Summit

Congressman to keynote inaugural LGBT Housing Policy Summit | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On March 14, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals will be hosting its first-ever LGBT Housing Policy Summit at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in Washington, DC.

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The full day-event will feature well-known LGBT and allied housing leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), HRC and the LGBTQ Task Force.

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Mark Your Calendars! LGBT March On Washington Planned For D.C. Pride Weekend

Mark Your Calendars! LGBT March On Washington Planned For D.C. Pride Weekend | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On the heels of last weekend's Women’s March on Washington, a gay activist in New York City has set in motion plans for a National Pride March on Washington

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Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gives Clinton its first presidential endorsement

Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gives Clinton its first presidential endorsement | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Although Donald Trump has pledged to be an advocate for gay Americans, Hillary Clinton argues that he would appoint federal judges opposed to same-sex marriage.
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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday picked up the endorsement of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a group that had not previously endorsed a presidential candidate in its nearly 15-year history. In a statement, Chance Mitchell, the organization’s co-founder and chief executive, said the community had “come too far to lose our seat at the table” and called Clinton “the progressive champion our businesses and our families need to thrive.”

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This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump

This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Paul Kuntzler has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for decades.
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A homefront fighter for LGBT troops

A homefront fighter for LGBT troops | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
After she met her wife in 1997, Ashley Broadway-Mack just wanted a quiet life, playing soccer and taking care of a couple of dogs.
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LGBT Staff Association Strives for More Diversity

LGBT Staff Association Strives for More Diversity | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Todd Sloves, president of the LGBT Congressional Staff Association, said only in a group like his would you consider Republicans part of a diversity effort.
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#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks

#dctech now has a meetup for LGBTQIA+ folks | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Meet Pride & Tech DC, founded by PBS developer Lindsey Dragun. Its next event is on Nov. 15.
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A new LGBTQIA+ tech meetup called Pride & Tech DC plans to exclude straight allies from certain meetings, but according to meetup founder Lindsey Dragun, that might actually help the group become more inclusive. While Lesbians Who Tech hosts sporadic meetups and General Assembly sponsored an LGBTQA happy hour last month, the 31-year-old Dragun said that #dctech lacks a group that intentionally creates an inclusive space for all LGBTQA+ individuals. Her hope is that Pride & Tech can provide that space.

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Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.
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Gay and lesbian activists gather at the White House Thursday for a celebration marking LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride Month. It's become an annual event, tied to the monthlong commemoration of the Stonewall riots, which helped launch the modern gay liberation movement. President Obama's years in office have seen a flowering of gay and lesbian rights, culminating a year ago when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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