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Robert Destro confirmed to State Department human rights position

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Robert Destro (Screen capture via C-SPAN) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Robert Destro as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Destro, a law professor at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, won confirmation by …

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Gina Ortiz Jones challenges Texas congressman again

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Gina Ortiz Jones, a retired U.S. Air Force captain who is an out lesbian, is once again challenging U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) (Photo by Ana Isabel Photography) SAN ANTONIO — A retired Air Force captain who is once again running against …

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Victory Fund to endorse Pete Buttigieg

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Pete Buttigieg speaks at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s National Champagne Brunch in D.C. on April 7, 2019. The organization on June 28, 2019, will endorse him for president at an event in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) BROOKLYN, …

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Biden receives early LGBT support amid lingering questions, criticism

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner in D.C. on Sept. 16, 2018. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement that he is running for president has sparked a mixed reaction …

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