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Transgender woman gets settlement in workplace discrimination suit

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press · Thursday, August 18, 2016 Faye Seidler FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender employee at a Fargo hospital, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Faye Seidler, who …

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Lawyer: Constitution protects Wyoming judge’s right to discriminate

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Linda Mahaffey, left, and Teresa Bingham request a marriage license at the Albany County Clerk’s Office in Laramie, Wyo., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Chilton Tippin, AP CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Removing a Wyoming judge from the bench because she won’t perform same-sex …

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Helping trans people find their authentic voices

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dawn Ennis Christie Block is a speech therapist in New York City profiled by Fusion as a resource for transgender women and men. More and more trans people are turning to her and others like her to change the way they sound, in hopes they …

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The Despicable Way That Insurance Companies Screw Over Lesbians

This post originally published by MotherJones. PortraiStock Last week, four lesbian women in New Jersey sued the state after being denied insurance coverage for infertility treatments because they couldn’t prove they had tried to conceive naturally. A New Jersey law from 2001 requires that insurance companies cover infertility treatment as …

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Will Sweden deport gay Liberian refugee to his homophobic homeland?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Andrew Nagbe libfootball.com He traveled to Sweden to play soccer, but stayed for love. Now, openly gay footballer Andrew Nagbe is asking for asylum after being arrested by immigration officials right in the midst of Stockholm’s Pride parade. The 22-year-old, who was celebrating …

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Lesbian legislator who voted against marriage equality loses election

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Hawaii state representative Jo Jordan made history when she became the first out elected official to vote against marriage equality. She claimed she was voting as her constituents wanted instead of her own personal feelings. Apparently, Jordan’s constituents didn’t want her to vote against …

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Trans man haunted by frightening brush with Tulsa campus police

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dawn Ennis Professor Sj Miller had just finished a midday jog in the blazing, 104-degree heat of a late summer day in northeastern Oklahoma, when the teacher was confronted by a uniformed, armed police officer, driving a marked patrol car, demanding Miller provide …

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New federal guidelines: bathroom access a ‘must’ for trans Americans

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A report indicates the Obama Administration has issued a new federal mandate that transgender men and women working for the federal government and visiting federal facilities must be able to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. BuzzFeed first reported that the guidelines were posted …

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