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Military officials want more time to prepare for transgender troops

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. FILE – In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The expected launch of new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military is drawing concerns from senior military leaders who …

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Gay man accused of tweeting threats against GOP senators after Orlando

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Kyler Schmitz is accused of making death threats against Republican lawmakers. WRC-TV Virginia man Kyler Schmitz is accused of threatening to shoot at least two U.S. senators, including Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, in the days immediately following the Orlando shooting. “I admire how your …

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EEOC settles landmark sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTQ Nation BALTIMORE (AP) — A landmark lawsuit alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation has been settled for more than $200,000, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The EEOC said in a statement that Pallet Companies, doing business as IFCO …

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A third of LGBTQ women don’t feel welcome at Pride

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Not all women feel represented at Pride. photo credit: CADILLAC BARBIE IN PRIDE PARADE ON MASS AVE. via photopin (license) In the early days of Pride, it was Gay Pride. Later, it became Gay and Lesbian Pride. Today, in an effort to be more …

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Absolutely Fabulous duo discuss their awkward first encounter

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Charline Jao Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, and Rebel Wilson of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show couch recently, where the famous duo revealed that their chemistry wasn’t always as dynamic as it is now. It’s difficult to picture Patsy and …

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Military officer: Adultery charges discriminate against heterosexuals

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for an Air Force officer charged with rape, adultery and other crimes are making the novel argument that the military ban on extramarital sex discriminates against heterosexuals because it doesn’t specifically include same-sex couples. Lawyers …

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Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press · Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Ivory Coast ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo …

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Australian opposition leader shifts position on same-sex marriage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition leader on Wednesday explained his shift on gay marriage, which will be a key issue in this weekend’s elections. The center-left Labor Party opposes the conservative government’s plan to hold a plebiscite this …

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Pakistani Muslim clerics show support for transgender marriages

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Pakistan’s transgender community is facing increasing attacks. Erin Rook Currently, it is illegal for transgender Pakistanis to get married—to anyone. But change may be on its way for the Muslim country’s transgender community. A group of 50 Pakistani clerics recently released a fatwa saying …

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Queensland finally takes steps to repeal ‘gay panic’ defense

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath on Sky News Australia Charline Jao Queensland is finally taking action to repeal the Homosexual Advance Defense from their criminal code. The Homosexual Advance Defense, commonly abbreviated as HAD or “gay panic,” is a provocation defense where a defendant can claim …

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