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LGBT reviews are in for Trump’s U.N. speech — and they’re bad

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Trump speaks before the United Nations General Assembly. (Screenshot via CSPAN) President Trump is receiving predictably bad reviews from LGBT foreign policy experts for remarks he made Tuesday before the United Nations in which he denounced “rogue nations” for bad behavior, …

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Sen. Cotton: Wait for DOD study to decide on trans military service

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he wants to a DOD review before deciding on transgender military service. (Screenshot courtesy NBC News) Although key Republicans are lining up in support of transgender military service, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Sunday he has to …

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McCain co-sponsors new bill against Trump’s trans military ban

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is among the bipartisan co-sponsors of a bill for transgender military service. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) A new standalone bill that seeks to undermine President Trump’s ban on transgender military service has key support from Sen. …

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Senate blocks vote on Gillibrand amendment to protect trans troops

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The amendment Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) filed against Trump’s transgender military ban won’t get a vote.(Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas) Despite bipartisan support, an amendment proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that would have undermined President Trump’s ban on transgender …

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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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Trump admin comes out against amendment protecting trans troops

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The Trump administration has come out against the Gillibrand transgender military amendment.(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) The Trump administration has come out against an amendment proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that would undermine President Trump ban on transgender people in …

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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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