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Lack of police reporting undercuts national hate crimes count

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to …

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Leader of Honduras’ gay community abducted, murdered

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Via hondurastierralibre.com Dawn Ennis TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A leader in Honduras’ gay community has been buried several days after he was kidnapped and killed in the city of San Pedro Sula. Rene Martinez, 39, was a city employee working in anti-violence outreach …

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Christian rocker Trey Pearson: ‘I’m gay’

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Vimeo Dawn Ennis LGBTQ Nation‘s most popular story this week is the coming out story of a popular Christian rock performer. Scroll down to see the second and third most popular stories of the week, which coincidentally also involve Christianity. He’s sung Gospel …

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Obama to welcome antigay leader of India

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. President Barack Obama talks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a working dinner with heads of delegations of the Nuclear Security Summit in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) [ap] WASHINGTON (AP) …

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200,000 party at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region’s biggest

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 3, 2016. About 200,000 people from the LGBT community in Israel and abroad attended in Tel Aviv’s annual gay pride parade Friday, the largest event of its kind …

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Trans veterans could get gender confirmation surgery under new rule

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. 15 states have written Congress asking for legislation to protect religious schools and other groups. A long-held ban on gender confirmation surgery for transgender veterans will be lifted under a proposed new rule that would bring the Department of Veterans Affairs in line with federal …

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Kremlin claims condoms caused Russian HIV epidemic

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bil Browning The Russian government’s tendency to blame everyone else for their own troubles is reminiscent of a three year old repeatedly screaming “NOT ME!” But a report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) that blames condoms and an “information war” …

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How homosexuality stopped being a disease

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny and Dr. H Anonymous (aka Dr. John E. Fryer) at the 1972 annual APA conference. [Photo: Kay Tobin Lahusen] We had been jointly planning our tactics over the past month. I and my compatriots of the Gay Liberation Front …

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Florida’s bill for opposing marriage equality? Nearly $500,000

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Burning money GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida taxpayers are going to pay nearly $500,000 for the state’s losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have now reached settlements with two separate groups of …

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Georgia ACLU director quits over group’s support for trans rights

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Maya Dillard Smith Dawn Ennis The interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has announced she’s leaving the organization because she cannot stomach its stance in support of transgender civil rights, claiming they come at the expense of women’s rights. The ACLU of …

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