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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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Nashville gay man murdered

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Relatives and friends of 24-year-old cosmetologist Deon L. Brown of Nashville, Tenn., are vowing to keep pressure on police to find the out gay man’s killer. “I want this person to know that we are going to get you we are going to …

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AG Pick Jeff Sessions Got a Zero on HRC's Scorecard

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The nightmare continues: Donald Trump announced today that he will nominate Jeff Sessions, one of the most anti-LGBT members of the U.S. Senate, to be attorney general. Sessions, an Alabama Republican, was the first senator to endorse Trump’s presidential bid and was a …

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Minnesota judge overturns ban on transgender insurance coverage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Transgender Minnesotans who receive public insurance now qualify for coverage of transition-related health care, after a Minnesota judge ruled the state’s 11-year ban on transgender coverage unconstitutional, the Star Tribune reports. With the help of ACLU of Minnesota and OutFront Minnesota, 64-year-old trans man …

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