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Newton, Iowa student's rights violated, One Iowa respondsReport: States failing trans, gender-expansive, gender-nonconforming youthNational roundup: Idaho trans suit, skydiver case, Aaron HernandezNational: Anti-hate campaigns, bisexual governor, another United situationWorld news: Pence, global rights, OutRight group, presidential electionsLGBTQI Human Rights Case Moves ForwardWorld news: Nigerian arrests, lesbians attacked, Chechnya itemsEuropean court bans sterilizationThe first 100 days in LGBT rightsThe first 100 days in LGBT rightsThe first 100 days in LGBT rightsProtests Highlight Fort Lauderdale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Over Anti-Gay Guest SpeakerGays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4Tennessee passes 'natural and ordinary meaning' billPinkwashing Fascism? Germany's Far-Right AfD Elects Lesbian ...

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How a court ruling that a lesbian was illegally passed over for a job could be a 'big moment' for LGBT rights
Washington PostApril 5, 2017

As of Tuesday evening, if someone is fired in the United States for being gay (which there are no laws against in more than half the states), they can now file a discrimination lawsuit and reasonably expect it to succeed. That's because a federal ...more »

Alaska conservatives target Human Rights Commission appointee as confirmation vote looms
Alaska Dispatch NewsApril 12, 2017

JUNEAU — Social conservatives are questioning Gov. Bill Walker's appointment of a transgender activist to the Alaska State Human Rights Commission, saying they're worried he'll boost an existing commission effort to add legal protections for gay and ...more »

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Newton, Iowa student's rights violated, One Iowa responds
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

[Des Moines]— Today, the ACLU of Iowa announced it is representing a transgender student from Newton High School after his free speech rights established by Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Schools were violated and his gender identity was not ...more »

Report: States failing trans, gender-expansive, gender-nonconforming youth
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

Child advocates and other experts have long observed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ+ ) youth—and TGNC youth in particular—are dramatically overrepresented in out-of-home care systems compared to the general population and ...more »

National roundup: Idaho trans suit, skydiver case, Aaron Hernandez
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

In a case filed by a now-deceased gay skydiver who alleged sexual-orientation discrimination in the workforce, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied the legal arguments that anti-gay discrimination is prohibited under current federal civil ...more »

National: Anti-hate campaigns, bisexual governor, another United situation
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

Media Matters For America—in coalition other organizations including the National Center for Transgender Equality, The National LGBTQ Task Force, SoulForce, The Equality Federation and The Matthew Shepard Foundation— launched the Eliminate Hate ...more »

World news: Pence, global rights, OutRight group, presidential elections
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association received the Winq Travel Award, presented in association with United Airlines, at Rosewood London, a press release noted. The UK-based magazine's second annual event included nine awards: activism, ...more »

LGBTQI Human Rights Case Moves Forward
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

Oral argument on motions for summary judgment in Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively, a federal lawsuit in which Sexual Minorities Uganda ( SMUG ), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights ( CCR ), is suing Scott Lively, a U.S.-based anti ...more »

World news: Nigerian arrests, lesbians attacked, Chechnya items
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

According to Pink News, Sir Alan Duncan, minister of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, told the British parliament, "Human-rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, ...more »

European court bans sterilization
Windy City TimesApril 29, 2017

Julia Ehrt, executive director of Transgender Europe, said in a statement, "Today is a victory for trans people and human rights in Europe. This decision ends the dark chapter of state-induced sterilisation in Europe. The 22 states in which a ...more »

The first 100 days in LGBT rights
Local 10April 29, 2017

(CNN) - Even before US President Donald Trump took office, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans feared his administration would roll back gains they made in the Obama administration. Now, 100 days into Trump's presidency, advocacy groups ...more »

The first 100 days in LGBT rights
KITV HonoluluApril 29, 2017

(CNN) -- Even before US President Donald Trump took office, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans feared his administration would roll back gains they made in the Obama administration. Now, 100 days into Trump's presidency, advocacy groups ...more »

The first 100 days in LGBT rights
CNNApril 29, 2017

LGBT advocacy groups opposed the nominations of then-US Sen. Jeff Sessions and then-US Rep. Tom Price to head the Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services based on their legislative track records on gay rights issues.more »

Protests Highlight Fort Lauderdale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Over Anti-Gay Guest Speaker
NBC 6 South FloridaApril 28, 2017

The annual Fort Lauderdale Mayor's prayer breakfast wrapped up this morning with mixed reaction – as a group of advocates for gay rights came out to rally in favor in support of the LGBTQ community. The controversy started during the 55th annual ...more »

Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Alexandria Echo PressApril 28, 2017

Kathy Hodges, who was married by Keehn to Patty Puyear, has been active in the fight for equal rights for lesbian and gay couples for many years. Hodges and Puyear have been together since 2000 and had a civil union ceremony performed in Vermont prior ...more »

Tennessee passes 'natural and ordinary meaning' bill
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsApril 28, 2017

The Human Rights Campaign has criticized this bill calling it unconstitutional because gender specific language should be gender-inclusive. “In a shameful haste to undermine marriage equality, the Tennessee State Legislature is opening a Pandora's box ...more »

Pinkwashing Fascism? Germany's Far-Right AfD Elects Lesbian ...
teleSUR EnglishApril 27, 2017

Alice Weidel of Germany's anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany, during an AfD party congress in Cologne Germany, April 23, 2017. | Photo: Reuters.more »

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