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Rising GOP star Virginia Foxx called motive in Matthew Shepard murder a ‘hoax’

Rep. Virginia Foxx was arguing against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which is now a law.

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One woman’s answer to homophobic neighbor: 10,000 rainbow Christmas lights

Letting lesbians attend the prom together and teaching kids about being transgender were just too much for this woman's neighbor.

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The president who gave France marriage equality says he’s had enough

Francois Hollande, the least loved French president of modern times, says he will not run for reelection next year.

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Why Oregon is the number one state for post-election hate

“Both the harassment since the election and the energy on the radical right are the predictable results of the campaign that Trump waged for the presidency."

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Study: Bisexual and rural LGBTQ people face highest rates of depression

Nearly half of bisexuals between the ages of 18 and 24 said they had been diagnosed with depression.

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Michigan neighbors fly rainbow flags to drown out the hate

After a Michigan woman received an anonymous complaint about her rainbow flag, her neighbors responded by flying 20 rainbow flags of their own.

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Jeff Sessions tried to block an LGBTQ campus conference as Alabama AG

Sen. Jeff Sessions claimed that allowing the University of Alabama to host an LGBTQ conference would cause "irreparable harm."

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. The administration has been deliberating for roughly a year about whether to back such a change to the Selective Service.
Obama administration announces support for women in military draft

Social conservatives decried drafting women as another step toward blurring gender lines akin to allowing transgender people to use public restrooms.

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3 groundbreaking documentaries to watch on Netflix for World AIDS Day

Two of the films focus on the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America, while the third focuses on the current state of AIDS in America, India and South Africa.

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Chelsea Manning supporters send her holiday cards and books post suicide attempt

This will be the transgender soldier's seventh Christmas in military custody.

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New York City AIDS Memorial unveiled on World AIDS Day

The memorial has been in the works for over five years.

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‘Happy Holidays’ is code for ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy (Christian) New Year’

When people wish others a “happy holiday season” or just “happy holidays,” what exactly do they mean? What events are we including?

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Trump cabinet candidate said Pulse a ‘distraction’ and trans people ‘freakish’

David Clarke would join a cabinet that already contains a host of others who have cast votes, and made statements against, the LGBTQ community.

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Is Saudi Arabia banning transgender people from religious pilgrimage to Mecca?

Reports say the conservative Muslim country has stopped issuing visas to transgender people.

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Mike Pence’s new neighbors hang pride flags on their homes to protest homophobia

Mike Pence has a poor record on LGBTQ rights and their neighbors want him to know that they disagree.

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Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie named one of 100 greatest photos of all time

Time Magazine named the shot one of their 100 Most Influential Images.

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4 arrested at Keith Lamont Scott protest, all trans and gender nonconforming

Demonstrators took to the streets in Charlotte after it was announced that there would be no charges in the police shooting death of Keith Scott.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2015 file photo, a patron smokes a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans hours before a smoking ban takes effect in bars, gambling halls and many other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores. A study released by the American Cancer society on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 shows cigarettes contribute to more than one in four cancer deaths nationwide and the rate is highest _ nearly 40 percent _ among men in southern states where smoking and relatively lax tobacco control policies are more common.
How can we use HIV prevention techniques to lower smoking rates?

Our community has twice as many deaths from cigarettes than HIV every year. New advances can help us lower both rates by 95% or more.

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New UN investigator vows to probe anti-LGBTQ abuses

He is tasked with writing a United Nations report and responding to complaints of discrimination and abuse.

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Utah denies law forbidding talk about homosexuality in schools is anti-gay

The state has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom.

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Will 7th Circuit appeals court enter historic ruling in discrimination case?

Several of the judges signaled they are ready to enter what would be a historic ruling broadening the scope of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to cover LGBT people.

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Video: President Obama’s last World AIDS Day message

"Together, we can do this," Obama says in the video. "And long after I leave office, you'll have a friend in me."

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Russian Orthodox patriarch compares same-sex marriage to Nazi laws and apartheid

"We believe this new trend poses a significant threat for the existence of the human race.”

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Boldly gaying where no one’s gone before: Anthony Rapp cast in new ‘Star Trek’

The out actor tweeted, "I'm thrilled to be on board and want to honor all that has come before me."

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A cautionary tale: Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini’s son-in-laws

We do not know precisely what Jared Kushner’s part will be in history's chapter on the Trump presidency, but we can consider Galeazzo Ciano's fate while we wait.

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Jennifer Saunders says ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ is absolutely finished

“I can’t see the point of doing anything else with [Ab Fab]. It just takes so long. There’s lots of other stuff I’d like to do."

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Romania will consult European court about how to recognize a same-sex marriage

Romania's constitutional court said it would consult with a European court regarding the case of a couple who want their marriage abroad to be legally recognized in Romania.

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Miami leads America’s top ten cities with highest rates of HIV

Despite new treatment methods, Human Immunodeficiency Virus remains one of the most common and most dangerous STDs in the U.S.