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Gallup study ranks states according to population of LGBT residents

Friday, February 15, 2013
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PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7 percent in North Dakota to 5.1 percent in Hawaii, and 10 percent in the District of Columbia, according to a new study by Gallup. [...]

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DC forms bias crime partnership with prosecutors, mayor, gay community

Monday, February 4, 2013
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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials are announcing a partnership between prosecutors, the mayor's office and the gay, lesbian and transgender community. [...]

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University reinstates diversity officer who signed anti-marriage equality petition

Monday, January 7, 2013
Angela McCaskill Photo courtesy Gallaudet University
WASHINGTON -- Gallaudet University has reinstated its chief diversity officer after a three-month paid suspension for signing a petition opposing Maryland’s same-sex marriage law. [...]

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Gay business leader arrested for late night entry into male neighbor’s apartment

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mark GuentherPhoto courtesy Joe Tresh, Joe Tresh Photography.
WASHINGTON -- The leader of the D.C.-area gay and lesbian chamber of commerce, who is scheduled to receive a national Chamber recognition this week, was arrested earlier this month and charged with unlawful entry, according to court records obtained by LGBTQ Nation. [...]

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Family Research Council shooter charged with committing act of terrorism

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Floyd L. Corkins II (Booking photo)
WASHINGTON -- The man accused of opening fire and shooting a security guard inside the offices of the Family Research Council in August, will face seven new charges when he appears in federal court on Friday, including committing an act of terrorism while armed. [...]

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Three indicted on hate crime charges for June D.C. stabbing

Monday, October 15, 2012
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A D.C. Superior Court Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman on hate crime charges in connection with the June stabbing of a 16-year-old male outside D.C.’s Howard Theatre whom the defendants believed to be gay. [...]

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FRC shooting suspect found mentally competent, pleads not guilty

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Floyd L. Corkins II (Booking photo)
Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, a former part-time volunteer for D.C.’s LGBT community center, pleaded not guilty in federal court on Friday to three charges related to last week’s shooting at the downtown D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, one of the nation’s leading anti-gay groups. [...]

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LGBT Center volunteer leaves guard wounded in shooting at FRC headquarters

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- A gunman posing as an intern opened fire at the headquarters of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning after reportedly announcing his disagreement with the conservative group's policies. [...]

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DC police chief joins rally, walk against anti-LGBT violence

Friday, August 10, 2012
Attendees of the Eckington ‘safety walk’ march listen as speakers call for an end to anti-gay violence.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, a contingent of police officials, two members of the City Council, and civic activists from the city’s Bloomingdale and Eckington neighborhoods participated in a rally and walk Thursday night against anti-LGBT violence. [...]

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National LGBT Veterans Memorial planned at Congressional Cemetery

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Gravesite of USAF SSGT Leonard Matlovich, at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington. Maltovich died in 1988. Key, The Washington Blade
WASHINGTON -- A national memorial honoring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender veterans representing the five armed services -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard -- is slated to be constructed on the grounds of the historic Congressional Cemetery in southeast D.C. Washington D.C. [...]

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