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Embattled lesbian police chief suspended from job in South Carolina

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. In this Aug. 5, 2016 photo, Latta police chief Crystal Moore poses for a portrait, in Latta, S.C. Moore has set her sights on becoming the state’s first elected female and openly gay sheriff. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) The openly gay police chief of …

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South Carolina evangelicals ask Governor to guard them from trans folk

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidents of seven evangelical Christian colleges are asking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to protect their institutions from mandates on the use of bathrooms by transgender students. They want the Republican to use her platform …

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Target boycott organizer: ‘we will not be able to go to the bathroom’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Sandy Rios The American Family Association is pressing ahead with its boycott of Target in spite of its recent announcement to put individual gender-neutral bathrooms in its retail stores nationwide, to ensure that Christians will have unfettered access to bathrooms, a spokeswoman for …

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Same-sex couples follow gender norms when it comes to household chores

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gay couple looking at paperwork in kitchen Bil Browning A new study has found that a surprising number of same-sex couples employ traditional gender stereotypes when dividing up household chores. The study, titled “Making Money, Doing Gender, or Being Essentialist? Partner Characteristics and …

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You could buy Truman Capote’s ashes for about $5k

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Truman Capote Bil Browning The remains of novelist and playwright Truman Capote’s will be auctioned off in late September as part of a sale being marketed as a rare “peek inside the lives of some of Hollywood’s most private stars.” “I am sure people are …

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Turkish LGBTQ activists protest gruesome murder of transgender woman

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Turkish activists gather to protest the rape and brutal murder of transgender woman Hande Kedar. The banner reads: “We want to die of natural causes.” via Twitter Turkish activists are taking to the streets of Istanbul today to protest the rape and murder …

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Harvey Milk’s civil rights legacy lives on, sailing the high seas

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By Warren J. Blumenfeld The United States Navy has chosen LGBT rights activist and former San Francisco Supervisor, Harvey Milk, for a ship in his honor in its new fleet of replenishment oil tankers. Other honorees include illustrious civil rights icons Sojourner Truth, …

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