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Pentagon celebrates Pride, but still bars trans service

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Jr. (Photo public domain) The Pride month celebration at the Pentagon took on a markedly different tone this year. Once a formal event held in the building’s auditorium, the celebration on Wednesday took place outside …

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Here’s how Trump could undermine LGBT rights

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Donald Trump could reverse LGBT advances made through administrative action. (Photo by Andy Katz; courtesy Bigstock) As voters ponder the likely choice of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, LGBT rights advocates are sounding the alarm over just how much Trump could …

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Rep. King proposes to bar trans bathroom use in U.S. Capitol

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Rep. Steve King (Blade file photo by Michael Key) An Iowa Republican who has a reputation for being vehemently anti-LGBT has proposed a measure that would effectively bar transgender people from using the restroom in the U.S. Capitol consistent with their gender …

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Sanders visits Calif. gay brunch site ahead of primary

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Bernie Sanders visits Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, Calif. (Screenshot courtesy Sanders campaign). Two days before a primary in California where polls show an increasingly tight race, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday took a detour from his campaign agenda to …

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Obama observes 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Obama issued a statement on the 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America. (Image courtesy of YouTube) President Obama marked on Sunday the 35th anniversary of the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the United States, saying in a statement since that time the …

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Fanning hints at implementing trans service in Pride video

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Eric Fanning (Photo public domain) Weeks after his confirmation as the first-ever openly gay Army secretary, Eric Fanning has created a video celebrating June as Pride month on behalf of the U.S. Army. In the aftermath of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, …

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Clinton, Sanders recognize LGBT advancements for Pride month

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photos by Gino Santa Maria; courtesy Bigstock) Rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have issued statements recognizing June as Pride month via the Twitter accounts for …

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Newsom invokes same-sex marriage in 2004 to endorse Clinton

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has endorsed Hillary Clinton. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Days before the California presidential primary, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced his support for Hillary Clinton, citing her willingness to take a photograph with him …

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Bill Kristol’s Anti-Trump Savior Is an Anti-Gay Crusader

This post originally published by MotherJones. Jonathan Ernst/ZUMA After weeks of desperate searching, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has finally settled on his solution for thwarting Donald Trump: convincing National Review writer and attorney David French to run as an independent candidate. Kristol, one of the prime movers of the …

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Top Dems recognize Pride month, urge passage of Equality Act

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Chair of the Democratic National Committee Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key) Top Democrats in Congress on Tuesday issued statements recognizing June as …

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