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GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

After Republican leaders claimed to “stand in solidarity” with the LGBT community following the tragedy in Orlando, GOP leaders rejected a proposal to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

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AT&T Launches 4th Annual Live Proud Campaign

Friends, allies and members of the LGBT community are invited to participate in AT&T’s Live Proud campaign to celebrate awareness and empowerment for the LGBT community, and enter to win a trip to Palm Springs Pride Week in November.

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Hypocrisy Reigns in Orlando Aftermath

Pro-gun, anti-LGBT officials suddenly "stand with" gay community.

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Orlando Shooter ‘Not Open About Being Gay’ Said Police Academy Classmate

Former classmates, club patrons say Omar Mateen led a secret life and used a gay dating app.

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Orlando Massacre Motivated by Long-Simmering Hate

Despite attempts by some to politicize tragedy and tie incident to religious-based terrorism, it appears suspect may simply have been a deranged, hate-filled individual.

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Veterans Discharged for Being Gay Should Correct Records

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus encouraged vets to correct less-than-honorable discharges based on “morally wrong” policies.

5 Things Not to Say to Transgender People

Here are some words to avoid and some ways to support and be inclusive of transgender colleagues in the workplace.

‘Are You the Husband or the Wife?’ 6 Things NOT to Say to LGBT People

Despite growing acceptance of LGBT employees, offensive comments and stereotypes still persist in the workplace. Our experts reveal the phrases you should avoid.

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Racial Resentment Clearly Motivates Trump Supporters, Study Shows

A report shows Trump supporters view non-whites, gays and others more unfavorably than do white supporters of other GOP candidates.

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Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Top Military Leader

As Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning becomes highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon.

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Republicans Freak Out Over Transgender Guidance

Political and religious leaders decry “social engineering” by Obama administration.

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Anti-Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act, Says Justice Department

The DOJ gave North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory until Monday to advise "whether you will remedy these violations."

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Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

The governor signed the controversial bill Wednesday, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on “sincerely held principles.”

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Curt Schilling Fired Following Anti-Transgender Remarks

Schilling is the latest public figure to lose his job over a discriminatory post on Facebook.

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

In response to the anti-LGBT legislation passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, 10 mayors have come together and formed a coalition against such discriminatory laws.

TD Bank, Hilton, Accenture, Kellogg’s and Others Demand North Carolina Repeal Radical New Anti-LGBT Law

Letter from major business leaders to be delivered by HRC President Chad Griffin and Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro to Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law

Companies, including several DiversityInc Top 50, threatened to leave the state if the law passed.

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N.C. Gov. Blocks LGBT Rights Statewide

"This legislation is literally the most anti-LGBT legislation in the country."

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WACHOWSKI BROTHERS NOW SISTERS! ‘Matrix’ Co-Directors Now Both Publicly Transgender Following Media Pressure

Lilly Wachowski: "... you have to face the hard reality of living the rest of your life in a world that is openly hostile to you.”

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DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

It is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 32 states. The Equality Act would end employee discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Monsanto Joins Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for Equality

Global agricultural company joins group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act.

Georgia Senate Passes Act to ‘Religiously’ Discriminate Against LGBT Community

The bill's sponsor said it could even protect the rights of the KKK.

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Court Rules Being Gay Not a Disorder

Judge closes “gay conversion therapy” saying views on homosexuality are scientifically discredited, “like the notion that the Earth is flat and the sun revolves around it.”