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Anti-LGBT statements prompt senators to oppose Pompeo nomination

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of state declined to specifically say whether he thinks being gay is “a perversion.” (Washington Blade by Michael Key) Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have cited Mike Pompeo’s …

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Pompeo confirmation hearing scheduled for April 12

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has announced the confirmation hearing for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state will take place on April 12, 2018. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr) The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Friday announced …

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Pride Fund endorses Kaine for re-election

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence on March 26, 2018, endorsed U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for re-election. (Screenshot via YouTube) The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence on Monday announced it has endorsed U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for re-election. …

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State Department: LGBTI rights to remain in human rights report

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Feb. 22, 2018, said LGBT and intersex issues will remain in the State Department’s annual human rights report that it will release later this year. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday said LGBTI-specific issues will …

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Career U.S. diplomat who promoted Latin America LGBT rights resigns

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley on Jan. 12, 2018, announced his resignation after President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shithole countries.” (Photo courtesy of the State Department) A career diplomat who promoted LGBT rights in Latin America …

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