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Charlotte Woman Becomes 20th Trans Person Murdered in 2017

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. A 26-year-old trans woman, Derricka Banner, was found shot to death in a car on Tuesday morning. Banner’s death marks the 20th transgender person murdered this year; at least 22 trans people were killed in all of 2016. Most of the victims this year …

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Spelman College to Admit Transgender Women

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Spelman College is opening admission and enrollment to any student who lives and self-identifies as a woman, making it the second women-only institution among historically black colleges and universities to do so, following Bennett College’s lead. The policy, which will take effect in …

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PFLAG National Names Jaime M. Grant Executive Director

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Today, PFLAG National — America’s leading organization uniting the families and allies of LGBTQ youth — named Jaime M. Grant as its new executive director. The group, which since its founding in 1972, has grown into nearly 400 chapters and over 200,000 members, …

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Here's Why Most U.K. Gay Men Are Afraid to Hold Hands

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. After polling British LGBT people, the U.K. civil rights group Stonewall has found that their circumstances are worse than one would think. A fifth of queer people in the nation have experienced a hate crime motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity in …

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Oakland Gets Its First LGBT Center

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Just across from the historical gold mine of queer culture and history that is rainy San Francisco lies Oakland, the strange, a hodgepodge of cultural backgrounds, struggles, and the stories both entail. As it’s America’s most ethnically diverse city, there is a lot …

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Feminist Icon and Author Kate Millett Dies

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Kate Millett, the prominent feminist writer who’s 1970 doctoral thesis, Sexual Politics, launched her from a Columbia student to a second-wave revolutionary, died on Wednesday at the age of 82. Millett’s book was considered a more queer-friendly alternative to Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, which maliciously labeled …

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L’Oréal Fires Trans Model For ‘All White People’ Are Racist Post

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. L’Oréal UK has fired transgender model Munroe Bergdorf in response to her racy Facebook post where she said white people need to “admit their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth.” After facing backlash for their first trans model’s …

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Hundreds of Faith Leaders Condemn Homophobic Evangelical Manifesto

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. After 150 Evangelical Christian leaders released the “Nashville Statement” this week denouncing LGBTQ people as sinful, hundreds of Christians have responded with a manifesto of their own. Within 24 hours of the Nashville Statement, 1,000 Christian leaders, pastors, theologians, and advocates signed a 10-point document, …

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Most Teenage Girls Identity as 'Feminist' More than Any Other Label, Study Finds

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. More teenage girls call themselves “feminist,” more than any other word like “environmentalist” or “intellectual,” according to a survey conducted by ICM for the National Citizen Service. Researchers also found that a tenth of girls call themselves “sporty” and a fifth identify as “bookworms.”A large …

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