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Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration

Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In anticipation of the United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Level 3 Communications is hosting its own celebration
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Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’

Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father.
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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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Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance

Jordanian Rapper Emsallam Hdaib Talks About LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
“Sometimes it feels like Jordan is an open air prison especially when you think of visiting the nearest countries to it.”
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Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise

Open Benches — more than just a data-collection exercise | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I’ve watched Terence and Elizabeth Eden’s openbenches.org develop over the past few weeks (and done some testing..!). OpenBenches is a site for capturing information about memorial benches — ‘A quiet…
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Gender Neutral Bathrooms: A 'Sign' of the Times

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: A 'Sign' of the Times | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Gender-binary bathrooms are getting flushed down the toilet in increasingly more places. We discuss the controversy surrounding gender neutral bathrooms.

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Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s

Growing up gay in Plymouth - and how it's changed since the '80s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When the first ever gay kiss was shared between two men on Eastenders, it sent shockwaves through much of the nation – and the media.

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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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VIDEO: Andy Tobias: "LGBT Activism from the 70's through to Today"

Andy Tobias is a well-known LGBT writer and activist, who reads from his upcoming sequel to the seminal works "The Best Little Boy In The World" and "The Best Little Boy In The World Grows Up", as well as discusses the history of the LGBT rights movement and its impact on politics. He comments on some of the issues facing LGBT individuals in today's political climate, and encourages hope and activism as the only path forward.

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Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights

Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Trump’s campaign ran on promises to “take back” a sense of safety and “bring back” a simpler time. When he pledged to build the wall or to fight a variety of non-existent crime waves (urban, immigrant) he was promising to shield Americans from the strange, the unknown, the unpredictable. Queers can serve as convenient shorthand for change.

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The boy, George: Speculation about whether the prince is a gay icon isn’t about him

The boy, George: Speculation about whether the prince is a gay icon isn’t about him | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When so much of queer history has been erased, it's important for LGBT people to see themselves represented. Even in a child.

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Trump Targets Legal Effort to Protect LGBT Workers From Bias

Trump Targets Legal Effort to Protect LGBT Workers From Bias | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration came out against an effort by civil rights groups to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians nationwide, putting him at odds with some of the country’s most valuable companies.

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What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, with attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations on the rise as government policies emphasize nationalist themes at the expense of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

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In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand

In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"Progress is often uneven and complicated in the region –– a constant balancing act between various religious and cultural factors."

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Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Moldova’s LGBT community has come under increasing fire from a campaign to restrict their use of media and information platforms to mobilize for their rights. In an email interview, Anastasia Danilova, describes the hostile environment activists face, in part due to Russia-inspired measures, and how they are responding.
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How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country ahead of much of the rest of the world. In an email interview, Kyle Knight examines the tactics used and the victories gained.
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Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders

Meet the Queer Woman Who’s Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Muslim Leaders | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Urooj Arshad wants people to know that LGBT Muslims exist — and lead, too.

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NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees

NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2016. The highest individual awards, NLGJA Journalist of the Year and Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBTQ Journalist…

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LGBT group is preparing to sue the Trump administration over transgender ban

LGBT group is preparing to sue the Trump administration over transgender ban | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Lambda Legal on Saturday announced their plans to sue the Trump administration over its recent ban on transgenders serving in the military.

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In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Activists called Wednesday the White House’s “anti-L.G.B.T. day” after it barred transgender people from the military, intervened in an employment suit and nominated a gay rights opponent as an ambassador.

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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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Furious Gay Rights Advocates See Trump’s ‘True Colors’

Furious Gay Rights Advocates See Trump’s ‘True Colors’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Anger erupted at the president after his move to bar transgender people from the military, with many citing his supportive words for LGBT people last year.

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Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin

Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Photographer Lee Price tells a story of resilience in a burgeoning LGBT community in Sierra Leone

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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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#PrideMonth Encore Celebration of Friendship, Community & Pride

#PrideMonth Encore Celebration of Friendship, Community & Pride | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brought to us by Bud Light for #Pride2017, we have the unique opportunity to hear from a diverse set of voices, describing in their own words what LGBT Pride means to them! 

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