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PRIDE Barcelona Emerges with New Ad Campaign, Strong Stakes in the Community

PRIDE Barcelona/Instagram
International
In early May, the organization of PRIDE Barcelona presented its new image and social campaign, supporting LGTBI refugees, and the advancement of its program filled with concerts and activities to celebrate the largest pride in the Mediterranean area. ...
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Study Shows How Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality

National
A new report examines how many state legislatures are attempting to limit LGBT equality efforts through “preemption,” or state laws that block or prevent local governments from passing their own laws on a range of issues. ...
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Backstory: How Equal Rights Washington Worked to Get Conversion Therapy Banned

Politics Local
Two months after Equal Rights Washington secured the passage of statewide marriage equality for LGBTQ couples in November of 2012, they were already asking, “what’s next?” The answer? Get conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors banned in Washington state. ...
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Spice Up Your LGBT Relationship With These Tips

Health
Once you decide that it is time to spice up your LGBT relationship, it will be time to start making a few changes inside and outside the bedroom. ...
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Trump White House to Host Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group at Thursday’s Youth Outreach Event

Politics
GLAAD Thursday denounced the White House for their “Generation Next: A White House Forum,” which will include a panel on free speech with a lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom. ...
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One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens’ Suicide Risk, New Study

Health
Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. The investigators found that 4 percent experienced "sexual orientation discordance" - sexual contact that's contrary to a person's sexual orientation. ...
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Second Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Against Employment Discrimination

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.
National
Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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Burien Pride Returns to Town Square for Second Annual Festival June 2

Committee Member Kellie Bassen worked tediously through the nights and days to produce this quilt raffled off at Burien's First Pride.
Local
The second annual Burien PRIDE celebration will take place in Burien Town Square Park on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with FREE admission to the public. All ages are welcome. ...
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Public Places at Heart of Fight for LGBT Equality, New Study

AP/Eric Gray
Politics
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) has launched a new report, LGBT Policy Spotlight: Public Accommodations Nondiscrimination Laws, that provides a comprehensive overview of the patchwork of federal, state and local protections against discrimination in public spaces. ...
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Redux: India’s Highest Court Could Reverse Gay Ban

Although it’s been a long fight for their rights, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in India is holding on to hope. Photo: The Better India
International
India’s Supreme Court ordered a review of Section 377 of the country’s Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in the South Asian country. ...
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