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Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Pelosi told colleagues in the letter that Democrats "take great pride" in having a House majority that she says will be more than 60 percent women, minorities and LGBTQ representatives. "We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength and a reflection of the American people," she wrote.

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Katie Hill’s win would be an important moment for bi people

Katie Hill’s win would be an important moment for bi people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Katie Hill and Kyrsten Sinema represent the B in the LGBTQ candidate "rainbow wave."

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390 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running in the 2018 Midterms

390 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running in the 2018 Midterms | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

More than 600 LGBTQ candidates have run in 2018, and 390 will run in the general election, which is more than expected and has sparked a 'rainbow wave.'

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Record number of LGBT candidates running for governor

Record number of LGBT candidates running for governor | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Rep. Jared Polis (D) on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to be the next governor of Colorado, outlasting three other prominent Democrats with the help of millions of dollars he gave his own campaign.In the process, Polis becomes the third member of the LGBT community to win a gubernatorial nomination this year -- the firs

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Gay Republicans push GOP toward 'big tent' positions

Gay Republicans push GOP toward 'big tent' positions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Changing the Republican Party's stance on gay issues is important to winning Millennials' votes, say some in North Carolina who want a "big tent" GOP.

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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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How The Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Fared On Election Night

How The Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Fared On Election Night | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hundreds of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer candidates made the ballot Tuesday. And by Election Day's end, several of them had also made U.S. history.

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VIDEO: Boxed in By Labels, a Liberal Bisexual and a Gay Conservative Share Common Ground

VIDEO: Boxed in By Labels, a Liberal Bisexual and a Gay Conservative Share Common Ground | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A liberal bisexual teen and a gay conservative talk about being boxed in by labels.

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Seeking to build 'rainbow wave,' transgender women seek office in Hawaii, Mass., Vt.

Seeking to build 'rainbow wave,' transgender women seek office in Hawaii, Mass., Vt. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Much has been made of 2018 being "The Year of the Woman," but that narrative only tells part of the story of this election cycle. In fact, the country is seeing an increase in potentially historic candidacies across many demographics, including the LGBTQ community. Within the next four weeks, three transgender women will appear on ballots across the United States. They are part of what's being called a "rainbow wave" of LGBTQ candidates in this year's midterms.

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Bisexual Democrat hopes “blue wave” will wipe out anti-LGBT Republican congressman

Bisexual Democrat hopes “blue wave” will wipe out anti-LGBT Republican congressman | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Katie Hill would be California’s first openly bisexual congressperson
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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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