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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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Here’s a roundup of some of his remarks.

“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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Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights

Trump administration signals loss of ground for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Just over 13 months later, Trump’s Justice Department, in a case between private parties that involved no government agency, has told a federal appeals court that discrimination based on sexual orientation is legal under federal law. 

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What the Right Gets Wrong About LGBT Megadonor Tim Gill

What the Right Gets Wrong About LGBT Megadonor Tim Gill | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The controversy over the advocate's 'punish the wicked' quote reveals the worst aspects of rightwing media

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Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It

Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At least four federal agencies asked the Census Bureau to add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to the American Community Survey, NPR has learned.

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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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After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.

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The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Texas is predicted to lose big time as local, national and international companies prepare to go to war over a discriminatory Republican-led bill. 
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It is amazing that Republicans still want to legislate what bathroom transgender people can use. On Friday night, the Texas Senate decided to pass a bill forcing transgender people to use the bathroom based on the gender that is listed on their birth certificate. The bill also overturns local non-discrimination ordinances that allow transgenders to use whatever bathroom they want.

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Meet Republican LGBT Rights Activist Margaret Hoover

Meet Republican LGBT Rights Activist Margaret Hoover | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Margaret Hoover doesn’t buy the hype that Vice President Mike Pence is an anti-gay, apocalyptic bigot. Hoover is far more qualified to make that assessment than random Internet trolls who easily dismiss the former Indiana governor as a hateful homophobe. After all, she knows Pence and has worked with him on gay rights issues.

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