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Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:56

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles... A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims.

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Activist vying for non-binary birth certificate taking N.L. to court

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:32

Gemma Hickey stands on the steps of the Supreme Court in St. John's NL on Friday on June 23 2017. Hickey a transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government as part of a crusade to have genders other than male and female formally recognized.

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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:15

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants - and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people. The protests disrupted other pride events earlier this month.

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Puberty Suppression and FGMby Mona Charen Michigan is set to become...

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:45

FGM, which is common in some parts of Africa and the Middle East, involves using a razor to remove all or part of a girl's clitoris and parts of the vulva. By western standards, this amounts to child abuse and criminal assault.

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Amnesty want better police training to deal with - under-reported' hate crimes

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:51

Amnesty International is calling for a review of hate crime laws and improvements in training for police on how to deal with the offences. In a briefing published a year on from the EU referendum, the organisation raises the alarm about incidents in which victims were targeted based on disability, race, religion, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

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'He Would've Murdered Us,' Transgender Woman Says of Bat-Wielding Bully

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:50

A transgender couple was trailed for two blocks by a hate-spewing bigot wielding an aluminum baseball bat near their Morris Heights apartment in what police are investigating as a hate crime, the victims said. Andi Dier, 24, and her girlfriend, Danielle Rye were returning home from a McDonald's on University Avenue near West 176th Street around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when they first encountered the suspect and two of his pals, Dier recounted.

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California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:44

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted.

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Ontario to offer genital transitional surgery in 2018

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:37

Hoskins also says the province will be working with the Toronto-based Women's College Hospital to increase access to "top" or chest surgery. The developments come after the province expanded access last year to referrals for transition-related surgeries, although patients often had to travel out of the province for procedures.

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Jade Mya pushes country music boundaries with transgender conversation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:23

It's a topic she hadn't broached much since undergoing gender assignment surgery as a teenager. But with her eyes on an international singing career - her new single "Dirt Covered Rhinestone" arrives next week - the 26-year-old Toronto-based performer is now finding more people interested in her perspective on LGBTQ topics.

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Venice's first female gondolier announces he's transgender

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:05

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After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:50

A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community. The query was a proposed change to an annual Department of Health and Human Services survey of those taking part in various programs funded by the Older Americans Act, from transportation, homemaker and meal services to senior centers.

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"Glee's" Sunshine Corazon Came Out as Transgender

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:36

On Instagram, Jake simply changed his name and wrote a simple "thank you." On Twitter, Jake acknowledged the significance of that first post.

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Clinical Implications of Transgenderism vs. Sex Identity Disorder

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:14

The transition in psychiatric nosology from the biopsychological terms "sex" and "sexuality" to the political concepts of genderism was effected by cultural and academic elites, mostly homosexual people, who derive their power through splitting and pitting. The purpose was to add a new consonant T to the political juggernaut LGB.

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Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:04

Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans "under attack" in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation's LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration. "Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend," Biden declared at a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee in New York.

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Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:04

In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden, who addressed gay rights Wednesday, June 21, at a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee in New York, said, "Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend."

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Mothers of transgender kids to fight against bathroom bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:06

Earlier this month Gov. Greg Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Among the 19 agenda items is the state's proposed "bathroom bill." On Wednesday, several moms of transgender children in North Texas took a stand against the controversial bill ahead of the special session at a panel discussion hosted by Equality Texas and the Human Rights Campaign.

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Transgender North Carolina Musical, the Body Politic, Announces Full Cast for Nymf Premiere

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:49

The Body Politic, a new musical about transgender and Muslim discrimination in North Carolina, announces its full cast ahead of its New York premiere July 18-21 at Playwrights Horizons, as part of the 2017 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The Body Politic made worldwide headlines last year when, after its acclaimed run at the Boston Center for the Arts, the creators presented the piece at the North Carolina General Assembly in response to the state's discriminatory "bathroom bill," House Bill 2. "When Governor McCrory signed that bill, Leo and I knew we had to bring The Body Politic back to my home state," said librettist Charles Osborne.

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Montana initiative would limit transgender use of bathrooms

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:40

A conservative group wants to let Montana voters decide whether transgender people must use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their gender at birth - a move that could thrust the state into the national debate over transgender rights. The Montana Family Foundation launched its campaign to place the matter on next year's fall ballot after lawmakers declined to do so.

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How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:15

The Kind Clinic in Austin, Texas, began offering free and low-cost hormone therapy for transgender people in March. That connection enables doctors to offer them HIV care too.

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A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:50

When I said it out loud for the first time to my brother, Mikey - "I think I'm transgender" - I was weeping. "I'm afraid no one will ever love me again."

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