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Education Department says Title IX protections apply to LGBTQ students

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The Education Department on Wednesday issued guidance that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a reversal of the Trump administration's stance that gay and transgender ...

How Orlando’s LGBTQ Latino community is healing and mobilizing five years after the Pulse massacre

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Joél Junior Morales was at Pulse the week before a gunman killed 49 people there. Morales had moved to Orlando a few years earlier in search of his "people" -- namely LGBTQ people and fellow Puerto Ricans. He found...

With their survival at stake, the LGBTQ community is converting agony into action

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Washington A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Gay bars and clubs are joyous havens where the members of a shunned comm...

Whether it’s rainbow capitalism or bad design, LGBTQ people are calling out disingenuous Pride merchandise

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Every year, on the first breath of summer, Pride collections emerge like a horde of brightly-colored locusts. They blanket every storefront and Instagram feed in June, promising solidarity and celebration for LGBTQ ...

Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Court’s final month

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The Supreme Court is staring at its self-imposed end of June deadline, but the justices have not yet released some of the most significant opinions of the term, including a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the ...

Billy Porter and ‘Pose’ embody a singular moment in LGBTQ history

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Clay Cane is a Sirius XM radio host and the author of "Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race." Follow him on Twitter @claycane. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. ...

This new app aims to be a Green Book for LGBTQ+ people of color

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Decades ago, the Green Book allowed Black Americans to safely navigate a violently segregated country. On Monday, that concept was reimagined with the launch of the Lavender Book. The Lavender Book, a crowd-sourced...

Bucknell University condemns ‘horrific incident’ against LGBTQ student community and orders investigation

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Bucknell University condemned a "horrific incident" against the LGBTQ student community that occurred last week and announced investigations are underway. In a Friday statement, university officials in Lewisburg, P...

David Ryden: Amend Equality Act – Biden can protect both faith and LGBTQ communities. Here’s how

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On the campaign trail, Joe Biden identified the bill as a top legislative priority and referred to it as "historic." He named trans rights "the civil rights issue of our time," as if there were no reason to perhaps t...

How a Georgia pastor practiced what he preached by accepting LGBTQ members into his Southern Baptist church

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During his Easter sermon last weekend, Pastor Jim Conrad preached a message of love and acceptance from the pulpit of his church. Over the past several months, the pastor's stance on love and acceptance has drawn ...

He was lured to his death in a secluded park. In a pandemic, dating can be deadly for LGBTQ+ people

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David P. was a 42-year-old gay man living in Beveren, Belgium. He worked as a crane operator, was loved by his family and friends and, a few weeks ago, he was found dead in an abandoned park. Three youths aged betwe...

How a kiss with a pilot in an elevator changed this man’s life and could help fight LGBTQ discrimination in China

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Beijing Former flight attendant Chai Cheng still has nightmares about the moment of passion that cost him everything. In October 2019, footage was leaked online of Chai kissing a male pilot from the same airline -- C...

LGBTQ Pride lifeguard tower burns down in fire that officials believe was an act of hate

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The city of Long Beach, California, is working to rebuild a symbol of LGBTQ inclusion after it was destroyed in a fire that officials believe was an act of hate. The Long Beach Fire Department says the city's Pride ...

‘Glee’ cast will reunite to honor LGBTQ teens at the GLAAD Media Awards

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The cast of "Glee" will reunite in honor of LGBTQ+ teens at the upcoming 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Demi Lovato will introduce them, GLAAD announced in a statement. Cast members Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darr...

Black celebrities show support for LGBTQ community in Ghana after raid on center

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Black celebrities are urging Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to work with LGBTQ community leaders after security forces raided and shut down an LGBTQ center in the West African country's capital last week. Actors ...

These Black transgender women are fighting housing insecurity for LGBTQ people in the South

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Kayla Gore wants transgender people of color in the South to have a fighting chance. In 2016, she and her friend Ellyahnna C. Wattshall were working at a local community center in Memphis, Tennessee, when they noti...

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