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World Nomads Releases Color-Coded Map of Intolerance for LGBTQI Travelers

International Travel
In total, 72 countries and territories worldwide criminalize same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. In eight of those countries homosexuality can result in a death penalty. ...
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Kesha, St. Vincent, Bob Dylan Support LGBTQ Inclusion with ‘Universal Love’ Album

Entertainment
UNIVERSAL LOVE offers six newly recorded versions of iconic love songs that give same-sex couples a soundtrack for their own love stories and feature pronouns changed to reflect the world of LGBTQ relationships. ...
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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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The Circus Didn’t Close in May 2017 – It Just Moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Politics
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are moving toward the Oval Office like a speeding freight train. Almost every day brings new revelations of financial misdoings and secret meetings with Russians by people within the Trump circle, now pushing into the inner circle. ...
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Lambda Legal: Oregon Courts Are Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

The Bowman-Cryer family
National
Lambda Legal Friday urged the Oregon Supreme Court to deny a petition from the former owners of an Oregon bakery seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that they violated Oregon’s anti-discrimination law in 2013. ...
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Conversion Therapy Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth Passes WA State Chambers, Inslee Urged to Sign

Politics Local
Washington state’s House of Representatives approved SB 5722 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” ...
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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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Camp Lightbulb Launches First-Ever LGBTQ Spring Camp for Teens in New York City

Travel
Parents of LGBTQ teens aged 14-18 can register their children to attend the new Spring Camp run by Camp Lightbulb in New York City. The two-day, overnight camp begins the morning of Saturday, March 31, continuing into the evening of Sunday, April 1. ...
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Global Pop Star Britney Spears to Receive GLAAD Vanguard Award in L.A.

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Entertainment
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Princess of Pop Britney Spears will receive the Vanguard Award at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 12, 2018. ...
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ClexaCon Returns to Las Vegas to Celebrate Artsy LGBTQ+ Women and Allies

Entertainment Travel
Last year, Sara Ramirez, known for her role as bisexual Dr. Callie Torres on the popular television series, Grey’s Anatomy joined the conversation at the queer women of color pop-up panel, speaking about her own bisexuality and struggles as a biracial woman. ...
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