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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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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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NJ Transgender Pastor Celebrates with Renaming Ceremony at His Church

NJ Transgender Pastor Celebrates with Renaming Ceremony at His Church

| February 14, 2018

From GayStarNews: Pastor Peter Beeson is one of the first ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to transition from female to male while serving as pastor Since last summer, New Jersey-based Pastor Peter (neé Rose) Beeson has been transitioning from woman to man. On Sunday 11 February, Beeson was officially recognized by his […]

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Lesbian Couple to Appear in Ad for McCain Foods

Lesbian Couple to Appear in Ad for McCain Foods

| February 12, 2018

LGBTQ Nation reports that last September, conservatives were outraged that a gay couple appeared in an ad for McCain, a brand of frozen potato products. McCain is sticking with the campaign featuring diverse families, saying it “celebrates real homes and [is] depicting honest, modern day family life. And a new ad features a lesbian couple. […]

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Trans Woman Activist Running for NY State Senate

Trans Woman Activist Running for NY State Senate

| February 12, 2018

From PinkNews: Activist Andrea Marra has announced that she is running for a seat in the New York Senate, and if she wins she will be the first trans woman to be elected in the state. She would also be the first Asian American elected to the New York State Senate if her bid is […]

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Alabama Girl Suspended for Asking Girlfriend to the Prom

Alabama Girl Suspended for Asking Girlfriend to the Prom

| February 7, 2018

LGBTQ Nation reports: Two students have been suspended from an Alabama high school over a lesbian prom proposal. The female student who asked her girlfriend to prom during Alexandria High School’s talent show on Tuesday and another girl who helped her were given in-school suspension, senior Ashley Fadely told AL.com. The girl who was asked […]

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#QTHEVOTE Initiative Aims to Register LGBTQ Voters Before 2018 Elections

#QTHEVOTE Initiative Aims to Register LGBTQ Voters Before 2018 Elections

| February 7, 2018

From LGBTQ Nation: If more LGBT people had registered & voted, Hillary Clinton would be President right now, according to Trever Burgess,  the first out gay man to lead a publicly traded bank in the United States. Now he’s turning his attention to a different numbers game. Burgess has launched a digital voter registration platform […]

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VIDEO: Danica Roem, 1st Openly Trans Person Seated in a State Legislature in the Us

VIDEO: Danica Roem, 1st Openly Trans Person Seated in a State Legislature in the Us

| February 7, 2018

From The Washington Blade:  Virginia state Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas) was sworn in on Wednesday. Roem last November defeated former state Del. Bob Marshall, an anti-LGBT Republican who had represented the 13th District since 1992. Roem, a former journalist, is the first openly transgender person ever seated in a state legislature in the U.S. Roem […]

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