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Anti-gay church threatens rainbow flag burning to celebrate ruling

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Ali Forney Center The notoriously anti-gay Atlah Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem says it will burn the rainbow flag to celebrate a court ruling that will allow the church to again avoid foreclosure. It posted the message both on the Twitter account of Rev. James …

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‘Bathroom bills’ punish trans people for defying cultural norms

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. In this March 29, 2016 photo, Mitch Xia, left, rallies with other organizers during a march on Franklin Street against N.C. House Bill 2 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The new state law requires transgender people to use the restroom of their biological gender, …

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Kim Davis inspires her Kentucky hometown’s first Pride celebration

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Morehead Pride Morehead, Kentucky, was just a blip on the map before Kim Davis made national headlines for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But now, it’s getting attention for a different reason. Last weekend, Davis’s hometown held its first ever Pride …

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Seattle Mariners apologize after double header of homophobia

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Seattle residents Mary McHale and Sara Hinton were reprimanded for showing affection at Safeco Field. Mary McHale Seattle Mariners leadership apologized last week after a second LGBTQ couple was reprimanded for kissing in less than two weeks — this time at Safeco Field’s …

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Massachusetts attorney general will give guidance on new trans law today

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press · Thursday, September 1, 2016 BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Guidance from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on the state’s new transgender rights law will include potential scenarios in which a person could face arrest for …

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South Florida LGBTQ bars on alert after threat of Pulse-style massacre

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Police in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. suburb are looking for a man with an extensive criminal record who posted a frightening threat on Facebook: “It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers,” and “None of you deserve to live. If you …

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