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Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

| February 23, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe nearly had to leave these Winter Olympics without a medal. It would have been a downright tragedy, as the American speed skater had a fourth- and two fifth-place finishes. Making it to the bronze-medal race in the team pursuit, she faced collecting another oh-so-close fourth-place finish, leaving her […]

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Trump: Health Care Workers Now Can Refuse Services on Religious Grounds

Trump: Health Care Workers Now Can Refuse Services on Religious Grounds

| February 23, 2018

Shared from National Public Radio – Health care workers who want to refuse to treat patients because of religious or moral beliefs will have a new defender in the Trump administration. The top civil rights official at the Department of Health and Human Services is creating the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to protect […]

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Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

| February 22, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Sophie Vercruyssen is part of the two-woman bobsled racing in the Winter Olympics for Belgium. Competition started Tuesday, and Vercruyssen and teammate An Vannieuwenhuyse managed 15th place after the first two runs. A medal, at this point, will be very difficult to achieve. Vercruyssen didn’t even consider competing in bobsled […]

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Daniela Vega Will be First Openly Trans Person to Present an Oscar

Daniela Vega Will be First Openly Trans Person to Present an Oscar

| February 20, 2018

By Jess Glass, PinkNews – The star of A Fantastic Woman Daniela Vega is set to be the first openly trans person to present at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4. A Fantastic Woman was Vega’s international debut and was highly praised after it premiered last year. Vega’s character Marina has to deal with her […]

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Lesbian Business Owner is Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Maryland Midterm Election

Lesbian Business Owner is Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Maryland Midterm Election

| February 20, 2018

From GayStarNews – Democrat Alec Ross is running for governor of Maryland in this year’s midterm elections with lesbian business owner Julie Verratti as his running mate. Verratti has experience in politics and policy. Prior to becoming a business owner, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Small […]

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Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

| February 20, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe finished in fifth place in the 500-meter, again tantalizingly close to a medal. The out American speed skater has had a fantastic Olympic games, completing her individual events with a fourth-place finish and two fifth places. Of course it’s a tough pill to swallow being that close to […]

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Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

| February 17, 2018

By Jim Buzinski, Outsports – Two months ago, Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff reinjured the ACL in her knee that she tore a year ago. The fact she even made the Olympics was surprising and once there she fought through the pain to reach the semifinals of the women’s snowboard cross race. Brockhoff fell in her […]

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Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

| February 17, 2018

‘It’s good to be able to play… (but) I and other trans people have much bigger things to worry about’ From GayStarNews: A trans woman who was not allowed to play professional in the women’s league of Australian Rules Football (AFLW) has now been given the green light to play. Last year Hannah Mouncey was […]

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