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Arizona Repeals Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law After Filing of Lawsuit

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today signed into law an amendment that repeals the state’s anti-LGBTQ curriculum law that barred LGBTQ students from receiving medically accurate, age-appropriate information about non-heterosexual people in their health education classes. ...
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The Progressive Happy Hour: LGBTQ Rights in 2019

The transgender military ban bars openly trans people from serving and those wishing to serve their country from enlisting, and strips certain medical and other benefits from trans servicemembers and their families. ...
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Tribeca Celebrates Pride with Inaugural Festival Honoring Stonewall in New York

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will continue its tradition of celebrating activism in the arts with the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4th at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios. ...
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WorldPride 2019 Announces Opening Ceremony for June 26 Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg

Prolific entertainer and internationally-recognized humanitarian, Whoopi Goldberg, will host the ceremony, featuring a growing medley of acclaimed speakers and performers. ...
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NCLR and Lambda Legal Sue Arizona over Anti-LGBTQ Health Curriculum Law

Arizona law prohibits instruction in HIV/AIDS curriculum that “[p]romotes a homosexual life-style,” “[p]ortrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style,” or “[s]uggests that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.” ...
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Survey: Faith Groups Maintain Widespread Support for LGBT Protection Laws

A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute finds that strong majorities within all religious groups, including white evangelicals and Jehovah’s Witnesses, show sustained support for LGBT nondiscrimination policies. ...
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Businesses and Elected Officials Across San Francisco Pledge to Take a Stand Against Discrimination

Tuesday, the city of San Francisco issued an official proclamation declaring it is an Open to All city, pledging to welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, or disability. ...
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North Carolina Officials Sued for Denying Health Care Coverage to Trans Employees and Children

Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials today for discrimination in state employee health care. ...
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Meghan McCain to Receive Harvey Milk Foundation Medal; Army Captain Jennifer Peace to Receive Valor Award at Diversity Honors

The 5th anniversary gala taking place on March 30 at 7 p.m. will recognize TV personality, political blogger and best-selling author Meghan McCain as the recipient of the Harvey Milk Foundation Lilla Watson Medal. ...
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UMC Votes to Further Reject LGBTQ Members and Clergy at Critical Meeting

Supporters cried while others vented their anger after delegates, on a 449-374 vote, defeated a proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves on gay-friendly policies. ...
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