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Backstory: How Equal Rights Washington Worked to Get Conversion Therapy Banned

Politics Local
Two months after Equal Rights Washington secured the passage of statewide marriage equality for LGBTQ couples in November of 2012, they were already asking, “what’s next?” The answer? Get conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors banned in Washington state. ...
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Harvard Professor Introduces Classic Trans Young Adult Novel

Stephanie Burt
Editorial
This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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Groundbreaking Opinion: Trans Puerto Ricans Have Right to Correct Their Birth Certificates

National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued its opinion, as promised in the order earlier in April, that denying accurate birth certificates to transgender people is a violation of their privacy. ...
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Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial

National
Friday, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. ...
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Court Tells Puerto Rico to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for Transgender Puerto Ricans

National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico struck down a policy that prevented transgender people born in Puerto Rico from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificates and ordered Commonwealth officials to allow such corrections. ...
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Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition Awarded $550,000 King County Grant

Photo: Equal Rights Washington
Local
Led by Ingersoll Gender Center, the Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition has been awarded a 2-year grant of $550,000 by King County as part of the Communities of Opportunity partnership. ...
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District Court Urged to Permanently Block Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

Politics
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court ...
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Jim Parsons to Receive Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Jim Parsons/Vulture
Entertainment
Jim Parsons will receive GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance. ...
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Court Orders Idaho to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates to Transgender People

National
A U.S. District Court judge late Monday ordered Idaho state officials to allow transgender people born in Idaho to apply to correct the gender markers on their State of Idaho birth certificates by April 6, 2018. ...
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Portland Outranks Seattle in Top 20 Cities for LGBT-Friendly Retirement in 2018

SeniorAdvice.com infographic
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The country's Northwestern region had several cities make the list. Seattle, Washington boasts a large number of senior living facilities, and Portland, Oregon has a high LGBT population. ...
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