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Gays Against Guns stood up by laying down

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Keith Haring’s “Silence = Death” poster takes on new meaning as Gays Against Guns takes a page from ACT UP’s book. Keith Haring Violence and the threat of violence comprise two of the many elements connecting the multiple forms of oppression. As marginalized …

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Study: Gay wedding spending nearly doubled since equality ruling

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. There have been 123,00 same-sex weddings since the Supreme Court ruling–how do they differ from ceremonies prior? The Knot has shared its fourth annual LGBTQ Weddings Study, with some interesting and revealing statistics about marriage equality. For one, the numbers show that more men and …

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NH governor issues executive order against transgender discrimination

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Screenshot from New Hampshire Governor’s U.S. Senate campaign. Charline Jao Yesterday, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan issued an executive order banning discrimination in state government based on gender identity or gender expression. The executive order says that all state agencies must review and revise …

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Judge blocks Mississippi anti-LGBT religious objections law

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay …

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To spread awareness, Toronto Pride organizers share their hate mail

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. It can be easy to think that Pride parades are unnecessary or somehow retroactive; that acceptance of homosexuality has become so widespread — and gay people so mainstream and vanilla — that the subject is hardly even interesting anymore. Well, the organizers of …

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Meet the gay man who actually won America her independence

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Mark Segal To appreciate the contributions Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-94) made to the American Revolution, consider this: Before his arrival in Valley Forge in 1778, the colonies were on the path to defeat. Without his leadership, …

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UN creates post to monitor anti-LGBT discrimination worldwide

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. The UN watchdog will monitor global LGBTQ rights abuses. Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body on Thursday decided to appoint an expert to monitor violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a move applauded by …

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The Benham Brothers can even make cooking homophobic

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. The Benham Brothers Time to check in with the ever-malignant Benham Brothers, those skin-crawly Christian bigots who think marriage equality is the worst thing to ever happen to America. For the fortunate few who have yet to see their blandly attractive faces spew …

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Estimated population of transgender Americans doubles to 1.4 million

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Approximately 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender, doubling previous estimates from leading researcher the Williams Institute, at the UCLA School of Law. Their 2011 estimate put the adult transgender population in America at around 700,000, or 0.3 percent. The …

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