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NC Republican candidate: LGBT Orlando victims ‘deserving of hell’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bob Diamond, photo via Google Plus. Bob Diamond/Google Plus North Carolina state senate hopeful Bob Diamond recently asked on social media whether the victims of the Orlando shooting deserved what happened to them. Diamond, a pharmacist and GOP activist running for the District …

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Seattle: Trans person assaulted leaving fundraiser for Orlando victims

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Michael Volz/GoFundMe A transgender individual named Michael Volz was assaulted Wednesday night in Seattle after leaving a fundraiser for victims of the Orlando shooting. The attacker is alleged to have said, “Hey, happy Pride!” before punching Volz in the face. He is then said …

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San Francisco mayor, gay leaders booed off stage at Trans March

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. San Francisco‘s annual Trans March event to kick off Pride festivities on Friday was supposed to be a commemoration of transgender history, titled “Celebrating Our Legacy: We’re Still Here.” But as it turned out, the city’s mayor and supervisor and a Sacramento lawmaker weren’t there as …

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Human rights groups call on Orthodox Church to embrace LGBT people

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Close up from a mural at St. Innocent Orthodox Church. Bil Browning BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two gay rights’ groups have called on the Orthodox Church to open up “safe spaces for dialogue and reconciliation” within the church for gays. In an open …

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Turkey uses tear gas to break up gay pride gathering

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A participant in the LGBT Pride event reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Emrah Gurel, AP ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul used tear gas and detained activists …

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Watch: Gay Cuban poet Richard Blanco pens moving tribute to Orlando

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. President Barack Obama and Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco look at a framed copy of “One Today,” Blanco’s inaugural poem, in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. Blanco recently revealed a poem about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Official White House …

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Pope: The Catholic Church should apologize to gay people

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Pope Francis Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en …

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Ab Fab stars lead London Pride parade as Patsy and Eddy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Actresses Jennifer Saunders, center left, and Joanna Lumley pose for photographers during a photo call to promote the film ‘Absolutely Fabulous,’ during the annual Gay Pride parade in London, Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Stars of the BBC sitcom …

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