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How Trans Rights Could Fare on Trump's Supreme Court

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. In a nation of laws, it is apparently inevitable that the most highly personal, private, and soul-wrenching human functions boil down to a legal technicality. Such is the case with Gavin Grimm. Although Gavin rests at the epicenter of the sociological debate, he …

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In Iran, treatment of transgender people is a double-edged sword

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Facing Mirrors Iran — an Islamic theocracy that criminalizes consensual same-sex relations, forces women to adhere to a strict and modest dress code in public, and has zero-tolerance for dissidents’ freedom of expression — presents a surprisingly lenient attitude on trans issues. On …

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Developers say secret tunnels under San Francisco gay bars are a myth

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Secret tunnels or a standard-issue basement? 48 Hills Property under development in San Francisco‘s Tenderloin District has become the subject of heated debate between LGBT historians and developers. Community activists are pushing for a four-block region in the Tenderloin to be recognized as …

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More Than 700 Reported Incidents of Harassment Since Trump's Election

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. There’s been more than 700 reported incidents of harassment fueled by Trump’s election, reports The Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate watch group. The SPLC updated the information after receiving more reports on their #ReportHate intake page. The hate watch group had originally …

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Virginia community showers couple with love after anti-gay graffiti

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A Virginia lesbian couple who found anti-gay graffiti on their yard sign after election day say the community is fighting back with love. As reports of anti-LGBT harassment and assault are popping up across the nation, one community is stepping up to show …

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Health insurance in limbo in dispute over Louisiana LGBT-rights order

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry composite BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Contracts to provide health insurance next year for 10,000 Louisiana state employees, retirees and family members were stalled Friday because of the ongoing dispute over Gov. John …

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Why Are So Many Trans Women of Color Murdered Every Year?

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Toward the end of 2015, just as Time magazine declared a “Transgender Tipping Point,” a record 23 transgender people were reported murdered in the United States. There is no official accounting of crimes against trans people, only what we can glean from news …

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LGBTQ community flocks to self-defense classes post Donald Trump win

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Self-defense class Public Domain The LGBTQ community, women, and other minority and disenfranchised groups are showing up to self-defense classes with fears of what a Donald Trump win means for their safety. The Southern Poverty Law Center has logged over 400 hateful incidents of …

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