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Connecticut is latest state to ban conversion therapy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Courant/Chris Keating In what is being described as the speediest signing of a bill passed by Connecticut‘s legislature, Gov. Dannel Malloy outlawed the practice of trying to change the sexual orientation of young people from gay, lesbian, bisexual to straight. The law also …

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Thousands celebrate Japan Pride

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation.   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Japan’s gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and queer people flooded into Tokyo Sunday for a rainbow-filled spectacular celebration of Pride. This year’s theme was “Change,” as JoeMyGod reported. “I believed that nothing would change,” read flyers …

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Janet Mock to judge Miss USA Pageant

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Transgender activist, bestselling author and former anchor of MSNBC’s Shift series, So POPular!, Janet Mock will join five other judges on the panel that decides who will be Miss USA 2017, this Sunday in Las Vegas. Mock, whose next highly anticipated memoir, Surpassing Certainty, is due …

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West Virginia Supreme Court rules antigay attack was not a hate crime

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. West Virginia Supreme Court West Virginia Judiciary The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that antigay attacks are not covered under the state’s hate crimes law, in a 3-2 decision in West Virginia v. Butler. In April 2015, college athlete Stewart Butler …

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Australia to gays: We’re sorry

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia/File 2015 Shutterstock An Australian state parliament on Thursday apologized to hundreds of men convicted decades ago for having homosexual sex, as the government introduced legislation to throw out their criminal records. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk delivered the apology to …

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These Russians helped 40 gay and bi men escape Chechnya

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation.   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter A protest was held earlier this month in Tel Aviv outside the Russian embassy asking for an end to the violence in Chechnya. Shutterstock The Russian LGBT Network, an organization for LGBT people in the …

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Texas considers banning trans athletes after Mack Beggs’s wins

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs is announced as the winner of a semifinal match after Beggs pinned Grand Prairie’s Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. …

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Vatican Appointee: Some Catholic Saints Were 'Probably Gay'

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Fr. James Martin said some Catholic saints were “probably gay.” The Jesuit priest — who was appointed in April by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications — gave this history lesson in tolerance on May 5 to an …

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