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First openly transgender official hired at White House

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This handout photo provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) shows Raffi Freedman-Gurspan in Washington.
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. ...

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Exhibition showcases gay donors’ banned blood

Thursday, August 13, 2015
This handout photo provided by American University/Jordan Eagles shows Eagles seven-foot-tall sculpture that includes the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men.
Sculpture uses blood from nine gay, bisexual, and transgender men to protest FDA ban. ...

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Washington, D.C. man raped at gunpoint by six men

Friday, August 7, 2015
This is the second time in less than a year that an adult male has been gang raped by a group of men in the area.
The victim was allegedly walking by himself when a van pulled up. A gunman jumped out and forced him into the back. ...

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Gallup poll finds U.S. support is “stable” after Supreme Court ruling

Friday, July 17, 2015
Chart indicates that Democrats and adults under 30 show the greatest amount of support for gay marriage.
A new Gallup poll indicates that a large number of Americans believe gay marriage should be valid. ...

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Military announces plan to lift transgender ban

Monday, July 13, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, saying the Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military need to ...

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First transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Cameron Partridge
WASHINGTON -- An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest ...

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U.S. military Color Guard leads off pride parade in nation’s capital

Monday, June 9, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Thousands turned out for Capital Pride over the weekend, marked by the annual pride parade through the streets of the nation's capital on Saturday, and a street fair and festival on Sunday. And for the first time ever, ...

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Chris Kluwe named Grand Marshall at Capital Pride

Friday, May 30, 2014
Chris Kluwe
Former Minnesota Vikings Punter and LGBT ally Chris Kluwe will serve as Grand Marshall of this year's Capital Pride parade in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is “Building our bright future.” Capital Pride, which spans 10 days, kicks off on ...

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Marching for King’s dream: ‘The task is not done, the journey is not complete’

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Carolyn Kaster, APParticipants gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington.
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, ...

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More than 100,000 line D.C. streets for Capital Pride parade, festival

Sunday, June 9, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital celebrated the 38th annual "Capital Pride" this past week, culminating with a parade Saturday attended by over 100,000 spectators, lining the streets in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods of northwest Washington. ...

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