12 Aug 2016

Texas, Other States Seek to Suspend Obama Transgender Bathroom Policy

Texas and a group of other states will ask a U.S. judge in Fort Worth on Friday to halt the Obama Administration’s recommendations on bathroom access in public schools for transgender students. According to Reuters, the group of at least 11 states will argue that the policies of allowing transgender

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21 Jul 2016

Ben Carson thinks trans people are “absurd” — and he’s not alone in the GOP

At a Wednesday Republican National Convention “Big Tent Brunch” for the conservative group American Unity Fund, conservative reality star Caitlyn Jenner affirmed that “I feel like our best hope to get back to a constitutional government… is a Republican Party.” But she also conceded to the crowd, “It was easy

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11 Jul 2016

Gay Political Power Reaching Record as U.S. Attitudes Shift

When gay Americans notched some of their biggest political victories in the last year for same-sex marriage and military service, opponents were already preparing an intense battle to roll back the new rights. That onslaught, in state legislatures and Washington, has raised the stakes in the 2016 election for the lesbian,

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29 Jun 2016

Utah’s Misty Snow makes history as Dems’ transgender Senate nominee

Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November. Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for

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29 Jun 2016

Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals

Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed

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15 Jun 2016

Gunman’s Wife Gave No Warning to Cops Before Attack, Sources Say

The Orlando gunman’s wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned. Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured

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