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Sen. Baldwin sees link between Stonewall Inn, Pulse nightclub

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez attend the Department of Labor Pride event on June 28, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Chris Johnson) U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) observed on Tuesday a link between Stonewall Inn and Pulse nightclub where …

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Gay Republicans plan ‘Shoot Back’ convention party for Trump

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTrump is planning a party in support of Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention in July. LGBTrump via Facebook While prominent Republicans continue to come out in favor of anyone but Donald Trump for president, GOProud founder Chris Barron appears to believe …

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White House has no comment on plans to lift trans military ban

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Defense officials say they’re on the way in the coming weeks to announce an end to the prohibition on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military, but …

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House floor sit-in recalls early days of LGBT activism

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. On left, activists participate in civil disobedience at the Food and Drug Administration in 1988 to demand better AIDS medications. On right, Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) joins a sit in on the House floor to protest inaction on gun control. (Washington Blade …

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DNC celebrates progress under Obama on marriage equality anniversary

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. YouTube, DNC Sunday, June 26 marked the one year anniversary of marriage equality in the United States, with the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling making it the law of the land. In celebration, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a video reflecting on eight …

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Hillary Clinton makes historic appearance at NYC Pride parade

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. @mattmfm via Twitter Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate for President, marched the Pride parade in New York City today. Happy #NYCPride! pic.twitter.com/ZV75RMBiM2 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2016 Clinton is the first Presidential candidate from a major political party to participate in …

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Pelosi endorses designation of June 26 as ‘Equality Day’

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has endorsed making June 26 known as “Equality Day.” (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has endorsed the idea of making June 26 a national “Equality Day” to observe the …

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Clinton recognizes anniversaries of Supreme Court mariage rulings

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Hillary Clinton issued a statement on the anniversaries of the marriage rulings. (Photo by Gino Santa Maria; courtesy Bigstock) Hillary Clinton recognized on Sunday the efforts of plaintiffs in two U.S. Supreme Court rulings extending marriage equality throughout the country — Jim …

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After Orlando, Ohio democrats renew focus on LGBT protections

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By Associated Press · Sunday, June 26, 2016 In this June 27, 2015, file photo, gay marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell, center, waves during the Cincinnati Pride parade in Cincinnati. The anniversary of that ruling is part of the inspiration for a renewed push …

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