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Laverne Cox promotes LGBT ‘data’ bill at U.S. Capitol

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Laverne Cox (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Transgender actress Laverne Cox called on Congress to pass a bill that she and seven U.S. House members joining her at a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday said would enable LGBT …

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Trump addresses conservatives at anti-LGBT confab

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Donald Trump spoke at the anti-LGBT Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Donald Trump sought to warm up social conservatives on Friday in a speech at an anti-LGBT conference, making coded references to restricting LGBT rights …

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Will Florida’s Bob Poe be our first HIV+ Congressman?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bob Poe campaign photo Former Florida state democratic party chair Bob Poe is running for Congress in the state’s 10th congressional district. Yesterday, the candidate publicly revealed that he is HIV positive. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Poe explained why he decided to go …

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​​Donald Trump: ‘Make America white and Protestant again’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. William Johnson and Donald Trump Bil Browning What I found so interesting (but not surprising) and illuminating about MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff’s interview with William Johnson was not Johnson’s seeming pride in his admitted “white nationalism,” but more importantly, in his unbound excitement in …

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Pentagon celebrates Pride, but still bars trans service

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Jr. (Photo public domain) The Pride month celebration at the Pentagon took on a markedly different tone this year. Once a formal event held in the building’s auditorium, the celebration on Wednesday took place outside …

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Here’s how Trump could undermine LGBT rights

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Donald Trump could reverse LGBT advances made through administrative action. (Photo by Andy Katz; courtesy Bigstock) As voters ponder the likely choice of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, LGBT rights advocates are sounding the alarm over just how much Trump could …

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Rep. King proposes to bar trans bathroom use in U.S. Capitol

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Rep. Steve King (Blade file photo by Michael Key) An Iowa Republican who has a reputation for being vehemently anti-LGBT has proposed a measure that would effectively bar transgender people from using the restroom in the U.S. Capitol consistent with their gender …

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Sanders visits Calif. gay brunch site ahead of primary

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Bernie Sanders visits Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, Calif. (Screenshot courtesy Sanders campaign). Two days before a primary in California where polls show an increasingly tight race, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday took a detour from his campaign agenda to …

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Obama observes 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Obama issued a statement on the 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America. (Image courtesy of YouTube) President Obama marked on Sunday the 35th anniversary of the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the United States, saying in a statement since that time the …

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