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Fenway Health: LGBT People Living with HIV Have Much at Stake in Health Care Reform

Health
Since 2013, the rate of uninsurance among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people (LGB) decreased from 21.7 percent to 11.1 percent, which is larger than the decrease in uninsurance among the non-LGB population. ...
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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grants $8,466,970 to Pulse Nightclub Victims

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, entered Pulse nightclub with an assault rifle and handgun, opening fire on club patrons while holding them hostage. During the attack, Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others.
National
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, 29, entered Pulse nightclub with an assault rifle and handgun, opening fire on club patrons while holding them hostage. During the attack, Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others. ...
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Seattle City Council Urges Congress to Approve the ‘Equality Act’ for LGBTQ Rights

Seattle City Council
Politics Local
Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States. ...
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Sen. Murray Invites LGBTQ Rights Champion Marci Owens to Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Marci Owens, Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini in D.C.
Politics Local
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced that Marci Owens of Seattle will be her guest at Tuesday night’s Joint Address to Congress by Trump. ...
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Sen. Murray Received 14,000 Letters, 5,000 Calls from Concerned Citizens Opposing Sessions

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash), Seattle Times
Politics
Murray received numerous phone calls from worried constituents when Sessions was announced as Trump's Department of Justice pick. ...
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GOP’s Anti-LGBT Votes Send Message VA Not Open for Business

Virginia Full House Chamber
Politics National
Earlier this week, the Privileges and Elections Constitutional Subcommittee killed HJ 538, which would have repealed Virginia’s now mute constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. ...
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Sen. Murray Lays Out Deepening Concerns with Trump Administration

Senator Patty Murray
Politics
Tuesday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray spoke on the Senate floor to lay out her deep and continuing concerns with a number of President Trump’s cabinet nominees. ...
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Top Dems Call on Pentagon to Investigate Flynn’s Payment for Dining with Putin in Moscow

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Politics
Flynn admitted to being paid on at least one of these occasions - at an RT gala in Moscow where he dined with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ...
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Sen. Murray on GOP Plans to Dismantle Health Care System: Step Back from the Brink

Politics Health
Murray said that studies show Republican plans to dismantle the health care system will cause families to pay more for health care, and leave seniors vulnerable. ...
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PFLAG National Lauds Appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to Civil Rights Commission

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Special Council Debo Adegbile talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Adegbile argued before the court in Shelby County v. Holder, a legal challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Politics
As Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon has been one of this Administration’s key leaders in advancing civil rights. ...
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