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Senate confirms anti-LGBT Jim Bridenstine as NASA chief

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla) was confirmed as NASA chief despite his anti-LGBT views. (Photo public domain) President Trump’s pick to head NASA was confirmed on Thursday in the U.S. Senate despite opposition from lawmakers and LGBT groups who opposed him on the …

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Senate Dems object to removal of LGBT health data from gov’t websites

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is raising concerns about the removal of LGBT health data from websites. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) A group of 17 Senate Democrats led by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) have expressed “serious concerns” with the Trump administration …

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Army chief of staff undermines DOD report against transgender service

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley undermined the DOD report against transgender service. (Photo public domain) The top uniformed official in the U.S. Army on Thursday undermined recommendations from Defense Secretary James Mattis against transgender military service — which led …

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Dems seek answers from Mattis on anti-trans military recommendations

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is among the Democrats seeking answers from Defense Secretary James Mattis over his anti-trans military recommendations. (Image courtesy of YouTube) The top congressional Democrats on defense issues are seeking answers from Defense Secretary James Mattis on his recommendations …

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Cuomo has key LGBT support as Nixon launches primary challenge

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Despite Cynthia Nixon’s challenge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has key LGBT support in the N.Y. primary. (Photo of Nixon by Yahoo, courtesy Flickr; photo of Cuomo by Diana Robinson, courtesy Wikimedia Commons) In the aftermath of “Sex and the City” star and LGBT …

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DOD appears to contradict White House on process for trans military ban

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The Pentagon has appeared to contradict the White House on drafting the trans military ban.(Public domain photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond). A Defense Department spokesperson appeared Thursday to contradict the White House on the process for drafting the transgender military policy, …

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