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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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LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence'

LGBT Dreamers Speak Out: 'It’s Like Being Sent Home to a Death Sentence' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Trans and queer DACA recipients share how Trump's decision could threaten their safety and dramatically disrupt the lives they've built in the US.

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LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA

LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Tony Choi is among the 36,000 LGBT immigrants in DACA who are now facing uncertainty and deportation after President Trump nixed the program.

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The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum

The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border, seeking asylum | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants — called the Rainbow 16 — surrendered themselves to U.S. border officials on Thursday and are now being held by ICE.
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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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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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LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

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Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to implement transgender ban

Trump signs memo directing Pentagon to implement transgender ban | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that directs the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits.

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