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How the media covers the fight in Houston could determine how the rest of the country thinks about the next stage of the struggle for full LGBT equality. ...
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The Boy Scouts of America ended their ban on gay leaders Monday and the move is effective immediately. ...
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A federal court in Virginia heard the case of a transgender male student seeking to use communal restrooms that match his gender identity. ...
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America

Currently, only 22 states plus the District of Columbia have laws that protect LGBT persons from discrimination. ...
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Boy Scouts Seattle Rally/Photo: Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian.

On July 27, the full executive board will vote. While the move doesn’t require the Boy Scouts to allow gay leaders, it does lift the prior ban on gay leaders. ...
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Politically, Democrats (74 percent) are most likely to support same-sex marriage, followed by independents (62 percent). Republicans (30 percent) remain least likely to support it. ...
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Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the LGBTQQ community, will train its principals on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. ...
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Among the large majority of LGBT respondents who were unmarried or separated at the time of the survey, 52 percent said they would like to get married in the future. ...
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A class action lawsuit is charging Walmart with discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits. ...
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The new policy instructs schools to accept each student’s self-reported gender identity and explains that there are no “medical or mental health diagnosis or treatment threshold that students must meet in order to have their gender identity recognized and respected.” ...
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