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’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community

’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A campaign launching today aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, despite the widespread misconception they have basic protections.

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Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez: Gay activism, anti-gun violence movement 'definitely linked for me'

Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez: Gay activism, anti-gun violence movement 'definitely linked for me' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez said in a new interview that she believes there's a link between gay activism and her efforts to fight gun violence."They're definitely linked for me personally. If I wasn't so open about who I was I never would've been able to do this,

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Transgender activist Sarah McBride isn't backing down against Trump

Transgender activist Sarah McBride isn't backing down against Trump | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sarah McBride discusses her time working as an intern in Obama's White House and explains why she's not discouraged by Trump's roll back on regulations.

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On Amazon HQ2 decision, 'No Gay? No Way' is wrong message

On Amazon HQ2 decision, 'No Gay? No Way' is wrong message | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Forward-thinking companies like Amazon can help raise equality in states that lack protections, say gay leaders Ryan Roemerman and Bob Witeck.

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Agent of Change: Rea Carey is leading the fight for LGBTQ equality

Agent of Change: Rea Carey is leading the fight for LGBTQ equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Facing the hostile realities of a Trump presidency, the National LGBTQ Task Force's Rea Carey believes fighting back matters now more than ever

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Roy Moore, who still has yet to concede, is posting conspiracies and going after Doug Jones' gay son on Facebook

Roy Moore, who still has yet to concede, is posting conspiracies and going after Doug Jones' gay son on Facebook | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It's been more than a week since embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore lost a special Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones — and he still hasn't conceded. But Moore has posted links to his Facebook page discussing "How Muslims and Marxists delivered for Doug Jones" and that "Doug Jones's Gay Son Is 'Thrilled' by the Alabama win."

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Steve Bannon's history of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments

Steve Bannon's history of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Standing before a crowd in Alabama, trying to drum up support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, former White House strategist Steve Bannon has channelled his inner Ivanka Trump — and in the process has joked about child molestation.
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“They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane, and that’s why they hate these women”

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Talking politics at the club with Bob The Drag Queen

Talking politics at the club with Bob The Drag Queen | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Activist, actor and comedian 'Bob The Drag Queen' shared his thoughts on the importance of voting and staying politically aware.

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A Return to “We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here”?

A Return to “We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here”? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When the Supreme Court hears the #Masterpiece case, the stakes are high. This isn’t about cake. It could give business a #LicenseToDiscriminate against people of color, LGBT people, women, minority faiths, and people with disabilities.

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As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging

As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging

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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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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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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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How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate

How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner praised Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s record on LGBT issues, and pro-LGBT Republicans have a plan to replace the retiring Miami lawmaker’s leadership on trans issues after the 2018 election.
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At gay nightclub, Russian election draws apathetic response

At gay nightclub, Russian election draws apathetic response | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

From the stage of a gay nightclub, a performer in drag reminded those in the crowd of their civic duty as Russians

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LGBT Candidates Are Rising ... Starting in Texas

LGBT Candidates Are Rising ... Starting in Texas | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The push for a “bathroom bill” — and Donald Trump — inspired a surge of LGBT candidates.

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#QTHEVOTE Launches New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform

#QTHEVOTE Launches New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

#QTHEVOTE, a digital voter registration platform for the LGBTQ community and their allies, launched today as its flagship website went live at www.qthevote.com. #QTHEVOTE was founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Burgess who was the first openly gay CEO of a publicly traded bank in the United States. #QTHEVOTE leverages cutting-edge voter registration tools from vote.org and aims to register as many LGBTQIA+ Americans as possible in advance of the November 2018 elections.

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Meet Dave Welch, the 'Pastor of Pastors' who Mobilizes Texas Churches Against LGBT Rights

Meet Dave Welch, the 'Pastor of Pastors' who Mobilizes Texas Churches Against LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Houston conservative's ability to blend politics and religion makes him a particularly potent force.

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New Leader for LGBT-Funding Powerhouse Gill Foundation

New Leader for LGBT-Funding Powerhouse Gill Foundation | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brad Clark will take the helm as Gill's new president and CEO at the start of a busy year of elections and court battles.

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America Needs Another 21,307 LGBT Elected Officials to Achieve True Equality

America Needs Another 21,307 LGBT Elected Officials to Achieve True Equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

There needs to be nearly 50 times more openly LGBT elected officials before federal, state, and local governments fully reflect the population.

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Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think

Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I spent a year traveling throughout Red America. To my liberal friends, don’t worry: It was just fine.
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Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates

Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that in many ways echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.

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Trump’s joke about Mike Pence affirms the long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community

Trump’s joke about Mike Pence affirms the long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Even before Mike Pence became Donald Trump's running mate, the country's LGBT community was concerned about his actions as Indiana governor.

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“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s

“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Queer Love Story, a new release from UBC Press, chronicles 15 years of correspondence between gay novelist Jane Rule and The Body Politic editor Rick Bébout. Below is an excerpt from the book, a back-and-forth between Jane and Rick as the pair work on an essay for The Body Politic as the HIV/AIDS crisis was bubbling in Toronto.

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