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Police release body camera footage from Pulse massacre

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Caution: Although this video has been edited, it still may be triggering for some readers. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida released police officer body camera video footage Thursday from the June 12 massacre at the LGBTQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando. A …

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Peter Thiel named to Trump transition team

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Peter Thiel has been named to Trump’s transition team. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Gay billionaire Peter Thiel, whose support for Donald Trump made him stand out in Silicon Valley and the LGBT community, has been named as one of …

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Journo Jonathan Capehart Gets Emotional: ‘As an African-American and a Gay Man, Trump’s Presidency Scares Me’ – WATCH

This post originally published by Towleroad. Gay Washington Post journalist Jonathan Capeheart gave an emotional interview about the impact Donald Trump’s election has had on him and other members of minority communities in the United States. Speaking with Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow (seriously, that’s his name), Capehart explained why so many …

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Mexico Lawmakers Reject Proposal to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

This post originally published by Towleroad. A committee in Mexico’s lower house of congress has voted down a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. In May, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (above) called for the legalization of gay marriage in accordance with a ruling from 2015 Supreme Court ruling that found a …

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LGBT Suicide Hotlines See a Spike in Call Volume After Trump Win

This post originally published by MotherJones. A protest for LGBT equality Ted Eytan/Wikimedia Commons Two LGBT suicide prevention hotlines told Mother Jones that calls to their services have spiked since Donald Trump was elected president. Trans Hotline, a nonprofit that focuses on suicide prevention for transgender people, has received at …

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LGBTQ rights are on the line in battle over defense spending bill

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Congressional Republicans and Democrats will have to bridge a vast cultural divide over an issue that has nothing to do with bullets and bombs to complete a must-pass defense policy bill. A key sticking point in the negotiations during the upcoming lame-duck session …

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A Post-Election Call to Action

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. We cannot let hate win.    Or fear or bigotry or violence. Make no mistake, we just elected a president who capitalized on the fears of many by hurling racism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and other forms of prejudice as a campaign strategy. This is …

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Person of the Year: The Finalists

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. As always, we limited ourselves to selecting the 10 people who were most influential on LGBT lives during the past year, and the resulting list represents some of the biggest stories of 2016. This was been a difficult but unforgettable year, with astounding …

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People of the Year: The Heroes of Pulse

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Three hours, 13 minutes. That’s how long the Pulse nightclub shooting lasted—from 2:02 a.m., when Orlando police received the first reports of shots fired, to 5:15 a.m., when a SWAT team killed shooter Omar Mateen. During that time—the time it takes to watch …

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