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Community: The limits of LGBTQ identity politics

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Are identity politics over? Freepik I often hear a saying in my Jewish community that “Whenever there are two Jews in a room, there will be a least three different opinions.” People tell me a similar saying circulates in their various communities, and …

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LA bar owners meet with law enforcement to discuss terror attacks

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Image from The Abbey, a gay bar in Los Angeles The Abbey Following the Orlando massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub, the owners and managers of gay bars and bathhouses in West Hollywood met with representatives of the L.A. police and fire department to …

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Puerto Rico’s first LGBT monument honors Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín at the monument via LGBT Puerto Rico FB page Charline Jao At San Juan’s Third Millennium Park, you can now find Puerto Rico‘s first LGBT monument – a memorial to the victims of the Orlando shooting. The shooting …

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Cologne’s gay pride parade pays tribute to Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Participants gather for a Christopher Street Day parade in Cologne, western Germany, Sunday July 3, 2016. (Maja Hitij/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took part in Cologne’s annual gay pride parade, with many paying tribute to the victims …

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Judge: Indiana must list both lesbian spouses on birth certificate

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. KEN KUSMER, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana must list both spouses in lesbian marriages as parents on their children’s birth certificates, a federal judge ruled Thursday, saying the state must end what she called a “discriminatory” practice of listing only the birth …

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These four-year-olds set up a lemonade stand for Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Fledgling flag dancers. Stephanie Bernstein/Buzzfeed Now we feel bad about squandering our fourth year burying action figures in the sand. An enterprising, cinematically good-hearted clique of children — including two four-year-old boys — busily sold cups of lemonade to dehydrated attendees of The …

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Orlando officials plan permanent memorial for Pulse victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — City officials in Orlando say they will create a permanent memorial to the 49 victims killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting. According to a statement Friday from the city, a committee will oversee an …

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