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Editorial: 2017 Brings Continued Progress on LGBTQ Health

Editorial Health
When I’m asked about the most important thing we’ve done for LGBTQ health, the answer is always the same: the Affordable Care Act. ...
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First National Study on LGBTQ History Released on National Coming Out Day

National
The release of the theme study coincides with National Coming Out Day, a commemoration first celebrated in 1988 on the anniversary of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. ...
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Raffi Freedman-Gurspan Becomes First Openly Trans White House Official

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Politics
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the first openly transgender official in history to serve in the White House. ...
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Obama Proposes New Measures to Facilitate Cuba Relations

The United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.
Top News Politics International
The following is from a White House memo to members of the media regarding U.S. and Cuba relations. Wednesday, the United States is taking historic steps to chart ...
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First Woman of Color to Serve White House as LGBT Liaison

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The White House has a new liaison to the LGBT community following the departure of Gautam Raghavan, and she’s already making history on her first day. ...
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Streep, Kennedy, Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey was a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Top News Politics National
President Barack Obama named 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Tom Brokaw, Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas, and Ethel Kennedy. ...
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Holder: Federal Government Will Recognize Seven New States with Same-Sex Marriage

Attorney General Eric Holder
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AG Eric Holder announced that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in the states affected by the Supreme Court’s recent decision. ...
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Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Leaves Civil Rights Legacy

Top News Politics
Holder has been a legal stalwart for the Obama administration’s agenda on civil rights and LGBT issues and has made significant progress. ...
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Education Department: New Actions to Keep Colleges Safe

Top News Politics National
Colleges would be required to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, among other crimes. ...
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White House: Further U.S. Efforts to Protect Human Rights in Uganda

Top News Politics
White House responds to Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Act," citing key initiatives to protect LGBT people in Uganda. ...
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