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ACLU Sues Michigan Over 'Religious Objections' Adoption Law

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The American Civil Liberties Union and its Michigan affiliate are suing that state over a law that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people and others because of religious objections. The Michigan Department of Health and Human …

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Rolling Stone’s Out Editor Puts It Up for Sale

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Out media mogul Jann Wenner is putting his iconic magazine Rolling Stone up for sale, but he intends to remain involved with the publication. His company, Wenner Media, is seeking buyers for its 51 percent share of the magazine, The New York Times …

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Trump's Choice to Head NASA Is From Planet Homophobia

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Donald Trump’s nominee to head NASA is likely to create a hostile universe for LGBT people, activists are warning. Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, has spoken out against marriage equality, opposed opening the Boy Scouts to gay members, and denounced the …

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Bipartisan Senate Duo Seeks to Block Trans Military Ban

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. From left: Susan Collins and Kirsten Gillibrand Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins will try to block the ban through an amendment to the defense spending bill. By Trudy Ring September 11 2017 8:33 PM EDT U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins …

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Anthony Torres, San Francisco DJ Known as Bubbles, Shot to Death

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Anthony Torres, a San Francisco disc jockey, artist, and LGBT activist known for his gender-nonconforming alter ego Bubbles, was shot to death early Saturday morning. Torres, 44, was killed about 3 a.m. Saturday in the Tenderloin district, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Initial …

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Justice Department Supports Antigay Baker in Supreme Court Case

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The Trump administration has once again shown it’s not on the side of LGBT Americans, with the Department of Justice filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a Colorado baker who refused to provide a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The Colorado …

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Equality California Files Suit Against Trump's Trans Military Ban

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Yet another federal lawsuit has been filed to challenge Donald Trump’s reinstatement of a ban on military service by transgender people. This one comes from Equality California and seven transgender plaintiffs — four service members and three who have sought to enlist — …

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LGBT Groups Denounce Plan to End DACA

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. LGBT groups reacted swiftly and negatively to the Trump administration’s announcement today that it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected nearly 800,000 immigrants from deportation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that DACA will end in …

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Dexter Pottinger, 'Face of Pride' in Jamaica, Found Murdered

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Via Twitter: Dexter Pottinger with face painted for a special occasion It appears that neighbors ignored Pottinger’s cries for help. By Trudy Ring September 02 2017 8:48 PM EDT Dexter Pottinger, a Jamaican fashion designer and gay activist who became known as the …

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