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Amid Egypt's anti-gay crackdown, gay dating apps send tips to stop entrapment

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Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt since a rainbow flag was hoisted at a Cairo concert, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment. The flag was raised last month at a concert headlined by Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese rock band whose singer is openly gay.

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As far right rises, LGBTQ gun group hits firing line in NY

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:20

Lore McSpadden never touched a gun before the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club started this past year. Now McSpadden is among the shooters routinely yelling, "Pull!" and blasting at clay pigeons angling over a mowed field near Rochester.

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As far right rises, LGBTQ gun group hits firing line in NY

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:20

The Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club meets once a month to shoot long guns in a field near Rochester, New York. Anxious about an armed and organized extreme right, they started a club to teach members how to take up arms.

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UK tells UN: Don't call mothers 'women' - they're 'pregnant people'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:11

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Sessions should know prosecuting hate crimes against transgender people isn't enough

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:38

TESTIFYING BEFORE the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked about his decision to deploy a Justice Department lawyer to help prosecute the killer of an Iowa teenager who identified as both male and female. The choice is a welcome sign that the federal government has not entirely left transgender Americans behind.

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Feminists Battle Transgenders in U.K. vs U.N. Brouhaha

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:16

There is a kerfuffle in the United Kingdom that pits feminists against trans-people, and it all deals with whether or not the United Nations is being inclusive enough by labeling mothers as "pregnant women." Recently, Britain proposed amendments to the United Nation's International Covenant on Civil and Political rights that would change the clause that says "pregnant women" should be protected to "pregnant people" should be protected.

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Jenna Jameson Slams First Transgender Playmate, 'Likes' Anti-Trans Tweets

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:04

Former porn star Jenna Jameson has stripped away any doubts about how she feels about Playboy featuring its first openly transgender Playmate after publicly slamming the magazine's decision as "ridiculous" and liking a series of transphobic tweets. Followings news of French model Ines Rau's upcoming spread in Playboy's November-December issue, Jameson, a former Playboy cover model who has since turned to webcam porn , railed against transgender people both on Twitter and to Fox News.

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Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:46

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday , the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country. The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been dumped on farmland in the city's low-income district of Tehkal.

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Outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro on whether free speech still has a place on college campuses

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 06:32

Ben Shapiro is a 33-year-old father of two, a lawyer who wears button-down shirts and has his own media platforms. He also has been on a speaking tour promoting what he believes are frank conversations about America today in the name of free speech, and now Shapiro is at the center of a nationwide debate about whether polarizing voices are being stifled by protesters on American college campuses.

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Peshawar morgue - refuses' to keep transgender's body

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 02:14

PESHAWAR: The management of the Khyber Medical College morgue in Peshawar on Saturday refused to accept the body of a transgender person who had been murdered in the Darmangi area earlier in the day. "They [management] told us that the body was too decomposeda would make their freezers dirty," transgender rights activist Qamar Naseem said, adding that the government contractor had also refused to bury the body.

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Body of transgender found in Peshawar

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:47

LAHORE: Peshawar police discovered the body of a transgender person in the Ashiqabad area near Warsack road on Saturday. According to police the body was three days old and bore signs of intense torture.

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Advocates disagree about how sweeping Cooper's transgender bathroom order would be

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:41

Cooper said Wednesday that transgender people will be able to use public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity under a proposed settlement of a lawsuit that originated as a challenge to North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2. He said it would make "North Carolina more welcoming." The N.C. Values Coalition, which supported HB2 and opposed Charlotte's legal protection for the LGBT community, called Cooper's order a "massive power grab" with "sweeping changes."

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Playboy names first transgender 'Playmate' in magazine's 64-year history

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:21

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Transgender Activists Fight Historical Mental Health Diagnosis

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:06

Today, hundreds of activist groups throughout the world will gather to mark the 8th annual International Day for Trans Depathologization - a global event to raise awareness about the limitations that abusive and discriminatory medical models place on transgender people's basic rights. Participants March during the Tokyo Rainbow Parade.

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Wyoming transgender woman guilty of sexual assault

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:57

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No Things Considered: Transgender playmates and racism on tour

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:58

Be sure to check out the video version at, uploaded weekdays at 7:30 PM EST. Conservative comedian Tim Young offers his irreverent take on the day's news and politics in the podcast version of the Washington Examiner's series "No Things Considered."

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Stopping hate crimes against transgender Americans

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:34

It's compelling and important news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is so concerned about the killing of a transgender Iowa high school student that he has sent an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to help prosecute the man charged in the murder. This act of compassion also begs a question: Why isn't Sessions more concerned about violence against transgender people while they are still alive? There have long been concerns about Sessions' stance on the civil rights of gay and transgender Americans.

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'Playboy' features model Ines Rau as first transgender Playmate

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:23

Ines Rau, 26, will be the centerfold in the first issue to publish since 'Playboy's founder Hugh Hefner died in September. 'Playboy' features model Ines Rau as first transgender Playmate Ines Rau, 26, will be the centerfold in the first issue to publish since 'Playboy's founder Hugh Hefner died in September.

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Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old in...

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:00

A Wyoming transgender woman was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom, the Billings Gazette reported Wednesday. A 12-person jury found Michelle Martinez, who was known as Miguel Martinez before identifying as a female, guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

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Virginia Statehouse Race Pits 'Bathroom Bill' Author Against Transgender Woman

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:45

State legislative races don't usually draw a lot of national attention - but Virginia's House District 13 race is: it pits a Republican incumbent known for unsuccessfully sponsoring a so-called " bathroom bill " against a transgender woman. If she succeeds in unseating Delegate Bob Marshall , Democrat Danica Roem would be the country's first openly transgender state lawmaker.

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