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Kshama Sawant at the SEIU 1199NW rally at Swedish in July 2015

Councilmember Kshama Sawant has requested Seattle City Council be supplied with an accurate accounting of affordable housing units. ...
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Donald Trump represents a sort of underdog rebel figure. He’s the one who can represent all those on the wrong side of history, and he’s doing a damn good job at it. ...
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Photo: LGBT-University

The application deadline for the apprenticeship program is August 24 for the first class of LGBT-U, which will be hosted in Arizona from September 21-25. ...
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Since World War II, more than 100,000 Americans are estimated to have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senate floor supporting an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act that would protect LGBT students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Vice President Joe Biden at the Victory Celebration for marriage equality in New York/Yuri Gripas/Reuters

United States Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the New York Freedom to Marry Celebration of Victory on the evening of July 9, 2015. ...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Immigrant Justice Center, United We Dream, Immigration Equality, and the Human Rights Campaign issued a joint statement welcoming the developments, but requested more from ICE.

The National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Immigrant Justice Center, United We Dream, Immigration Equality, and the Human Rights Campaign issued a joint statement welcoming the developments, but requested more from ICE. ...
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President Barack Obama salutes a Sailor following naturalization ceremony, April 23, at the White House. During the ceremony, 24 U.S. service members took the oath of allegiance to the United States, becoming American citizens in the process.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide Friday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed it will begin issuing spousal benefits to LGB veterans. ...
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Vice President Joe Biden issued a statement following the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling on June 26, 2015.

United States Vice President Joe Biden released a statement following the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling that said, "...all marriages, at their root, are defined by unconditional love." ...
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Photo: Marriage Equality Facts

Six LGBT advocacy organizations launched a joint website, MarriageEqualityFacts.org, to provide answers to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing the rights, benefits, and protections that marriage affords. ...
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