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NBC News: Trump Admin Tells U.S. Embassies They Can’t Fly Pride Flag on Flagpoles

The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBT Pride Month, three American diplomats tell NBC News. ...
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Rita Wilson, Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Hunter Hayes Show Support for LGBTQ Community in Nashville

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, yesterday hosted its 5th Annual GLAAD + Ty Herndon Concert for Love and Acceptance, ...
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Every Child Deserves a Family Act Aims to Prohibit Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

The Every Child Deserves A Family Act is a federal bill that promotes the best interests of children by increasing the number of foster and adoptive homes available to all foster children and improving services to LGBTQ and religious minority foster children. ...
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Supreme Court Allows School District Restroom Policies Supporting Transgender Students to Stand

The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, allowing school districts to continue to support transgender students by allowing them to use restrooms that match their gender. ...
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House Passes Historic Equality Act with 236-173 Bipartisan Majority Vote

By a vote of 236-173, a bipartisan ­majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination throughout daily life. ...
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Inaugural LBTQWomen Conference Set for June 26 at Microsoft in New York City

Event to Celebrate Successes of Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, and Queer Women Globally While Commemorating Stonewall 50 and WorldPride LBTQ Women, an organization committed to championing the accomplishments of ...
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StoryCorps Launches ‘Stonewall Outloud’ to Record Stories of LGBTQ Elders

StoryCorps has given 500,000 Americans across all 50 states the chance to record conversations about their lives and preserve them for future generations. ...
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Lambda Legal Reaches Settlement on Behalf of Upstate New York Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License

Lambda Legal reached a settlement on Thursday on behalf of a same-sex couple who was denied a marriage license in upstate New York last year by the town clerk of the Town of Root, who objected to marriage between same-sex couples on religious grounds. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Three LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

An increasing number of courts have recognized that the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination also reaches claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but there remains a split among courts across the country. ...
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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Brought by Lesbian Teacher against Hesperia USD

The complaint presented 10 legal claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and Education Code concerning the rights of lesbian, gay, and gender non-conforming teachers and students. ...
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