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LGBT Institute and Georgia State University Launch Research Partnership

Photo: Matt Hennie, Project Q Atlanta
National
Though home to more LGBT adults than any other region in the country, the South remains a hotbed for anti-equality legislation. ...
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Berry Completes First Year as U.S. LGBTI Special Envoy

Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons. Photo: nationwideradiojm.com
Politics
Randy Berry will complete his first year as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons on April 15. ...
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U.S. State Department’s Randy Berry Delivers Keynote on Being ‘Out in the World’

(L to R) U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, Founder and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Selisse Berry, and President of Walt Disney Resorts and Parks George Kalogridis at the Out & Equal Executive Forum Conference in San Francisco, March 22–24, 2016. Photo: Out & Equal
Politics
During his keynote speech to 90 senior LGBT and ally executives, Berry appealed to the business leaders why he believes they hold a key role in advancing LGBT rights around the world. ...
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National Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Pramila Jayapal for Washington’s 7th Congressional District

Washington State Senator Pamila Jayapal, 37th District, Seattle
Politics
Pramila Jayapal worked for 20 years both internationally and domestically as an advocate for women, immigrants, civil and human rights. ...
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Gender Identity Protected with New York’s Anti-Discrimination Regulations

National
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Division of Human Rights has adopted new regulations that ban discrimination and harassment against transgender people. ...
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Seattle City Council Announces Committee Assignments, Search for New Council President

Seattle City Council Facebook Photo
Politics Local
Seattle City Council announced its tentative plan for committee assignments Friday, in preparation for work in 2016. ...
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Discrimination Against LGBTIQ People Costs Lives and Global Economic Prosperity

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
International
For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTI issues. ...
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Streisand, Estefan, Berra, Spielberg to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Barbra Streisand is one of the 17 recipients
Entertainment
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions. ...
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Houston Unites Launches Campaign to Support Equal Rights Ordinance

Politics
Houston is the most diverse city in the country, but is also the only city of its size in the country lacking an equal rights ordinance. ...
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2022 Olympics: Reconsidering the Kazakhstan Propaganda Bill

Top News International
Human Rights First believes that the passage of this bill would violate Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that was updated by the IOC. ...
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