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Anti-LGBT Day

Anti-LGBT Day

President Trump’s attack on the LGBT community was threefold on Wednesday.

Gay Workers Not Protected from Discrimination, Justice Department Says

Gay Workers Not Protected from Discrimination, Justice Department Says

Trump administration continues discriminating against LGBTs; meanwhile, EEOC provides a very different viewpoint.

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

South Carolina Court Rules Domestic Violence Laws Cover Same-Sex Couples

The ruling stemmed from a case in which a woman, named as Jane Doe in the court filings, was denied a protective order against her former fiancée.

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

“No one is going to assume the big football player is gay,” former Patriots player Ryan O’Callaghan said.

Portraits of Pride in Los Angeles

Portraits of Pride in Los Angeles

A “Resist March” in Los Angeles against President Donald Trump took the place of the city’s annual pride parade.

Trump Praises Anti-LGBT Supporters, Still Does Not Recognize Pride Month

Trump Praises Anti-LGBT Supporters, Still Does Not Recognize Pride Month

The president was the guest of honor at a conference organized and sponsored by anti-LGBT groups just days ahead of the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Washington Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands and Protest

Washington Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands and Protest

Protesters who oppose the Capital Pride parade’s corporate backing briefly blocked the parade route and forced it to be rerouted.

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

The Education Department “is not going to be issuing decrees” on civil rights, according to DeVos.

Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

As Trump breaks tradition, daughter Ivanka receives backlash for empty support of LGBT community.

LGBQ Students Often Go Off-Campus for Mental Health Help

LGBQ Students Often Go Off-Campus for Mental Health Help

LGBQ students were more likely than heterosexuals to report potential barriers for on-campus services, including concerns over confidentiality, embarrassment, costs and access.

History Unerased Aims to Cast Light on Gay Americans in Schools

History Unerased Aims to Cast Light on Gay Americans in Schools

History Unerased is the only entity licensed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide lesson-ready curricula covering LGBT issues.

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wednesday’s decision, the first such ruling in Asia, cements Taiwan’s position as a beacon of liberalism in the region.

Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Julia Tate-Keith, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the couples, said the law’s aim was to take away same-sex rights.

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

The legislation requires words in Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.”

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

More fantasy language from Republicans denying discrimination. Hate uses religion again as the orphan and abortion count likely to rise as consequence.

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

“So-called ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t therapy at all — it’s a tortuous, fraudulent practice,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Texas A&M, Rick Perry Clash on Election of Gay Student Body President

Former Gov. Perry said the student election may have been rigged to secure a result that projected diversity.

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

Transgender people and activists fear violence will only get worse under a Trump presidency.

GLAAD Report: LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

GLAAD said some TV characters and storylines still portrayed the LGBT community in a negative or stereotypical way and added that numbers only tell part of the story.

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

Statistically, the LGBT community is already more vulnerable to abuse and violence than the general population — and discrimination and other barriers complicate the reporting process.