National and International

Would Martin Luther King Jr Have Supported LGBTQ Rights?

Would Martin Luther King Jr Have Supported LGBTQ Rights?

| January 16, 2018

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day every year, discussion often turns to whether Dr King would have supported the LGBTQ rights movement. Nick Duffy, PinkNews, writes that “Dr King often advocated for the rights of everyday people – but his thoughts on homosexuality are less well preserved.” According to Duffy, One of the […]

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Georgetown University Responds to Demand for LGBTQ Housing

Georgetown University Responds to Demand for LGBTQ Housing

| January 16, 2018

PinkNews reports: The oldest Catholic university in the US has introduced LGBT-only dorm for its students. Georgetown University, which was established in 1789, has decided to team up its traditional ethos with its progressive values and offer LGBT accommodation options for residents who desire it. After initially rejecting proposals from the campus LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Policy […]

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Latina Lesbian Launches Run for Texas Governor

Latina Lesbian Launches Run for Texas Governor

| January 15, 2018

Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez has launched a run for governor, the Guardian reports. Her potential appeal to women and Latinos plus her record on law and order could challenge the state’s GOP. A gay Latina Democrat grabbing hold of the country’s biggest red state would rank as one of the greatest political upsets of the […]

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Donations to LGBTQ Organizations May Shrink Under New Tax Plan

Donations to LGBTQ Organizations May Shrink Under New Tax Plan

| January 8, 2018

NBC News reports that nonprofit groups, including thousands of LGBTQ organizations, may lose billions as a result of Donald Trump’s tax overhaul if estimates by the National Council of Nonprofits are correct. Every year, Americans donate billions of dollars to charitable organizations and catch a break from the IRS in the form of a tax […]

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VIDEO: Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Sparks Presidential Run Questions

VIDEO: Oprah’s Golden Globe Speech Sparks Presidential Run Questions

| January 8, 2018

Speculation of an Oprah Winfrey run for US President started as soon as she finished her inspirational speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, January 7. Winfrey spoke out as she became the first African-American woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. PinkNews reports that “Fans and allies have […]

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Charlottesville Activist’s Mother Establishes Foundation to Fight for Social Justice

Charlottesville Activist’s Mother Establishes Foundation to Fight for Social Justice

| December 20, 2017

 Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer’s mother: ‘Am I supposed to sit at home and cry?’ Susan Bro’s daughter was killed while protesting against a far-right rally in Virginia. The Guardian reports that she has set up a foundation in her memory to fight for social justice, and explains why it has helped cope with her grief. […]

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Worth Reading – Iceland Most Gender Equal Country in the World

Worth Reading – Iceland Most Gender Equal Country in the World

| December 12, 2017

From The Guardian:  “It’s no coincidence that last year Iceland was ranked the most gender equal country in the world by the World Economic Forum – for the ninth time – and The Economist recently named it the world’s best place for working women.” “By contrast, after the 2016 election, the US dropped from 52nd […]

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Civil Rights Agency Submits LGBT Employment Discrimination Report to Trump

Civil Rights Agency Submits LGBT Employment Discrimination Report to Trump

| December 12, 2017

NBC News reports: “The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent agency tasked with developing and enhancing federal civil rights laws, has released a report on Wednesday outlining the “long, serious and pervasive history” of employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and called for federal legislation to address the issue.” “Following the […]

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