Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist and Chief Washington D.C. correspondent and Bureau Chief for LGBTQ Nation.

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Senate committee advances military spouses, veterans benefits bills

| Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday approved a package of bills to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families, including the Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act.

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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

| Friday, July 19, 2013
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TORONTO -- Tim Hortons, the Ontario-based coffee and doughnut house with more than 3,500 locations in Canada and the U.S., said Friday it has lifted a block of a popular Canadian LGBT news website from its in-store Wi-fi under pressure from gay rights advocates who vowed to launch a boycott of the chain.

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Mass. legislature considers proposed ban on conversion therapy for minors

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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BOSTON -- A proposed measure to ban controversial gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" on minors in received its first public scrutiny in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon in a session of the state legislature’s Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

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Lawmaker who wants gays flogged says Russian public needs protection

| Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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CHITA, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia -- A Siberian region lawmaker who advocates publicly flogging of gays, said Tuesday he intends to establish a group to protect Russians from homosexuals.

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LGBT group calls for boycott of ‘Ender’s Game’ over author’s anti-gay activism

| Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Gay rights advocates are calling for a boycott of the upcoming release of the science-fiction film "Ender's Game," which is based on the 1985 novel by anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card.

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Catholic Cardinal refers to gay U.S. Ambassador nominee as ‘faggot’

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- President Barack Obama's choice of openly gay nominee, James “Wally” Brewster as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, has touched off a firestorm of criticism including from Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, who referred to Brewster in Spanish as a “maricón” — a slur usually translated as “faggot."

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D.C. police investigating six attacks in LGBT community in recent weeks

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Police in the District of Columbia are investigating six reported attacks, which include a fatal shooting, a beating, a stabbing, a sexual assault, and two non life-threatening shootings against members of the LGBT community over the past two weeks.

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Senate committee schedules vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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Remembering Stonewall: Why LGBT pride can now be celebrated openly

| Friday, June 28, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Forty-four years ago tonight, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, uniformed and plain-clothed New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Greenwich Village gay bar on Christopher Street.

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Hagel honors gay service members at Pentagon pride event

| Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- In his first appearance at a Pentagon LGBT Pride Month event, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday honored gay and lesbian service members, calling them “integral to America’s armed forces.”

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