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New Study Shows the Impact of LGBTQ Rights Targeted by Trump Administration

Politics National
The 2018 National Movement Report provides a comprehensive and standardized look at the LGBT movement’s finances for Fiscal Year 2017 across 40 major LGBT advocacy organizations. ...
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Publix Grocery Chain Denies HIV Prevention Pill to Employees

Health
Publix, a privately-traded company, scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s analysis of workplace fairness and has been accused of multiple instances of anti-LGBT discrimination. ...
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Seattle Mayor Begins ‘Extensive’ Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan/Facebook
Politics Local
In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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Women’s March 2018: Every Story

Women's March 2018 / Photo: Dawn Celeste McGregor
Politics Local
During the Women's March, women stood together as examples to every person who is marginalized. Each voice was unique, and every voice was necessary, because we ALL need to be represented to make this change. ...
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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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Shonda Rhimes Joins Women Leaders in New Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Promote Equality

Time's Up
Entertainment
Time's Up founding donors include J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Capshaw, and Steven Spielberg's Wunderkinder Foundation. ...
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Seattle LGBTQ Commission’s Open Letter to Elected Officials

Politics Local
The following open letter was sent to The Seattle Lesbian via the Seattle LGBTQ Commission on November 5, 2017. ...
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Just Published: ‘The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality’

National
The late Edie Windsor remembers a 2007 briefing in which she was told by an LGBT movement leader that marriage equality would be addressed “a couple years down the line.” The fierce and feisty activist recalls retorting:  “‘I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!" ...
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Maj. Margaret Witt Finds the Courage to ‘TELL’ All

Sarah Toce, Maj. Margaret Witt and Kristin Leong at Museum of Flight
Local
Maj. Margaret Witt's book is indeed a love story first and foremost - a love of country, of family, friendship, and, perhaps most importantly, a love for oneself. ...
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Full Fifth Circuit Denies Challenge to Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

Plaintiffs in the Barber v. Bryant case
National
HB 1523 sets forth a list of discriminatory actions that certain individuals and entities could take against Mississippians based on religious and so-called “moral” objections to the existence of transgender people, marriages of same-sex couples and non-marital sexual relationships. ...
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