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Shame List

Campus Pride released its 2017 Shame List on Sept. 13 highlighting for the second year in a row a national listing of “The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.” ...
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Civil rights legend Edith Windsor passed away at the age of 88 in New York on Tuesday. Windsor was the plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case  Windsor v. United States – which effectively struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and paved the way for nationwide marriage equality in 2015. ...
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When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Martin and Del Lyon Built a Community.

Magination Press, the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association, is celebrating with a new children’s book about two pioneering lesbian activists: When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Martin and Del Lyon Built a Community. ...
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All five living former American presidents have joined together to issue the “One America Appeal” to ask their fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. ...
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A new Labor Day report unveiled Wednesday by the AFL-CIO shows that working people are working more and taking fewer vacation days. ...
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Amazon Prime will become Whole Foods Market's customer rewards program, providing Prime members with special savings and other in-store benefits. ...
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In addition to requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, the guidance provided clarification on name and pronoun use, privacy, dress codes and protection of students from bullying and harassment. ...
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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming individuals receive coverage regardless of whether they present as the gender to whom the service is typically or exclusively provided. ...
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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a married couple who faced cruel and persistent discrimination at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky. ...
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Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are. ...
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