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A year after easing ban on gay adults, Boy Scouts see numbers rise

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 photo, Cub Scouts watch a race during the Second Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby in New York’s Times Square. Nearly 12 months after the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board’s decision to end a long-standing blanket …

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Remembering Jeff Montgomery, LGBTQ rights advocate

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Jeff Montgomery, 1953-2016 Woodhull Foundation Jeff Montgomery, who turned his own personal tragedy into a crusade for justice, died Monday in his hometown of Detroit, Mich. He was 63. Although friends told the Detroit Free Press his health had been declining in recent …

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Pride in a small town: Emerging signs of LGBT equality

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Attendees walk through a Pride festival in Bend, Oregon. More and more small towns and cities are celebrating Pride openly. Erin Rook HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Ron Beachley remembers slipping through the side door of a downtown Hagerstown hotel into the Bull Ring, …

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Anglicans recount same-sex marriage votes, finds love actually won

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press · Wednesday, July 13, 2016 CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A day after the Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted not to authorize gay unions, questions about the integrity of the voting process emerged Tuesday, leading …

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You’ll like, share, love this pro-gay ad from the Philippines

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Smart Communications There hasn’t been a tear-inducing television commercial for a phone company since AT&T’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone” campaign. But now comes an ad packing an emotional, personal coming out story that is appearing on TV in, of all places, the devotedly …

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Community: The limits of LGBTQ identity politics

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Are identity politics over? Freepik I often hear a saying in my Jewish community that “Whenever there are two Jews in a room, there will be a least three different opinions.” People tell me a similar saying circulates in their various communities, and …

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LA bar owners meet with law enforcement to discuss terror attacks

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Image from The Abbey, a gay bar in Los Angeles The Abbey Following the Orlando massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub, the owners and managers of gay bars and bathhouses in West Hollywood met with representatives of the L.A. police and fire department to …

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Puerto Rico’s first LGBT monument honors Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín at the monument via LGBT Puerto Rico FB page Charline Jao At San Juan’s Third Millennium Park, you can now find Puerto Rico‘s first LGBT monument – a memorial to the victims of the Orlando shooting. The shooting …

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Cologne’s gay pride parade pays tribute to Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Participants gather for a Christopher Street Day parade in Cologne, western Germany, Sunday July 3, 2016. (Maja Hitij/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took part in Cologne’s annual gay pride parade, with many paying tribute to the victims …

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