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LGBT and Allied Amsterdam Delegation Visits San Francisco

Transgender top model Valentijn de Hingh adorned in the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress. The art piece is a 52-feet wide dress made of Amsterdam’s city flag as the bodice with flags from 75 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, including 12 countries where homosexual is punishable by the death penalty flowing out in its skirt. Photo: Pieter Henket Studio – Amsterdam Rainbow Dress
National
About 14 delegates from Amsterdam's local government, its tech and business community, and LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations will visit San Francisco on a humanitarian mission May 21-25, 2017. ...
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A Guide to Adoption for LGBT Couples and Singles

Editorial
No state will explicitly stop you from adopting a child, but variations in state law can significantly impact how agencies are allowed to treat you - and what recourse you are allowed if you face discrimination. ...
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Seattle Community Celebrates Recent Release of Chelsea Manning

The Seattle chapter 92 of Veterans for Peace organization held a party in honor of Chelsea Manning's release from prison on May 17, honoring the courage she had to inform society about what goes on in our military. Photo: Newroz Saribas
Local
Veterans for Peace Seattle chapter 92 held a celebratory event on May 17 in honor of Chelsea Manning’s release. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, in 2013 was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing over classified and sensitive military material to Wikileaks. ...
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Mississippi Funeral Home Sued for Refusing to Transport and Cremate Body of Gay Man

National
After Bob died, the nursing home provided Picayune Funeral Home with necessary information confirming Bob’s death and identifying Jack as his husband. The nursing home called their nephew John and informed him that Picayune Funeral Home was now refusing to pick up the body and perform the cremation. ...
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Sens. Murray, Cantwell Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Legislation

Politics
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Paris Jackson, Patricia Arquette Wow at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A.

Paris Jackson attends the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images
Entertainment
The 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, after the world broadcast premiere of Strike A Pose. ...
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Patricia Arquette to Receive Vanguard Award at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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Entertainment
Patricia Arquette will receive GLAAD's Vanguard Award, which is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people. ...
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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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Sarah, Brandy and Kersh Live on the Red Carpet at the Family Equality Council’s LA Impact Awards

Entertainment
Watch what happens live as Sarah Toce, Brandy Black and Kersh Branz take their fans behind-the-scenes at the Family Equality Council’s LA Impact Awards! ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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National
The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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