LGBTQ+

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HUD Rule Allows Homeless Shelters to Deny Admission to Transgender People

Young transgender people of color, especially Black youth, experience disproportionately high rates of homelessness.

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Two Dozen States and Cities Sue Trump Administration to Protect Reproductive Rights

The lawsuits seek to block the “conscience rule,” which allows health care providers to deny abortion care and other legal medical services.

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ICYMI: Report Finds Nearly Half of Transgender Southerners Experience Violence

The numbers were higher for transgender people of color.

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New Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

The Brooklyn Museum highlights the work of 22 LGBTQ artists.

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'Pose' Producers on the Driving Force Behind the Show

“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals on why his show needed to be made: “We weren’t seeing Black and Brown people who also happen to be queer and trans.”

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'I'm Black and That's Not Going to Happen': A Queer Black Femme on the Mueller Report [OP-ED]

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Candace Bond-Theriault says it never made sense for Black folks, queer folks and feminists of color to put faith in the Mueller report because they know better.

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Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

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Advocates Demand #JusticeForJussie Smollett

The “Empire” star was reportedly attacked by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, physically attacked him and put a noose around his neck.

Supreme Court Moves Trump's Trans Military Ban Step Closer to Implementation

In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the Supreme Court lifted most of the injunctions that were preventing the Trump administration from keeping transgender people out of the military.

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3 Rising Asian-American Actors Cover The Advocate

Jake Choi, Vincent Rodriguez III and Nico Santos talk about being young, queer and Asian-American in Hollywood.

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Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?

The comedian dropped out after people criticized him for homophobic tweets.

Photo of person holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

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Illustrated Guide Offers Resources for LGBTQ Muslim Youth

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council at Advocates for Youth developed “I’m Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight” for LGBTQ peers who don’t see themselves reflected in the broader LGBTQ community. 

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How I Survived 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy

At age 17, Darren Calhoun was manipulated into conversion therapy by a pastor. Here, he reflects on his path from confused teen to advocate for the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people in the United States who are subjected to the same treatment.

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House Dem Introduces Legislation to Abolish Discriminatory Wing of HHS

The bill targets the recently formed Conscience and Religious Freedom division in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights.

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This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week

Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.

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Queer and Trans Activists of Color Speak Out on the Future of Activism

Priorities and hopes that are shaping the work of ten leaders for social change. 

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What You Need to Know About the LGBTQ Discrimination Case Currently Before the Supreme Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission addresses the question of whether a creative business can refuse to serve LGBTQ customers on religious grounds.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

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Judge Says Trump Administration Can't Stop Funding Surgeries for Transgender Service Members

A second federal judge blocked Trump’s transgender military ban.