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FOX 4 Kansas City
Controversy over bathroom access for transgender teen divides Missouri townHILLSBORO, Mo. — Missouri transgender teen Lila Perry began to feel like a girl
Controversy over bathroom access for transgender teen divides Missouri town
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted an hour ago
HILLSBORO, Mo. — Missouri transgender teen Lila Perry began to feel like a girl when she was 13 and started appearing as one in school this year when classes began in August. The 17-year-old Hillsboro High School senior wears skirts, makeup and a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Clerk aims to block Ky. governor's orderMOREHEAD, Ky. — Lawyers for a county court clerk who refuses to issue marriage
Clerk aims to block Ky. governor's order
TribLIVE / Posted 21 hours ago
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Lawyers for a county court clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of the Supreme Court's ruling that allows same-sex couples to wed filed an emergency motion Wednesday to block an order from the Kentucky governor. The... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
VIDEO: Kentucky clerk seeks new way to block marriage licensesMOREHEAD, Ky. (USA TODAY) — Lawyers for a county court clerk who refuses to iss
VIDEO: Kentucky clerk seeks new way to block marriage licenses
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 21 hours ago
MOREHEAD, Ky. (USA TODAY) — Lawyers for a county court clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses in wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that allows same-sex couples to wed filed an emergency motion Wednesday to block an order from the Kentucky... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Human Rights Campaign Not Backing Fayetteville Civil Rights OrdinanceFAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Unlike 2014, supporters of a civil rights ordinance in Fa
Human Rights Campaign Not Backing Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted yesterday
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Unlike 2014, supporters of a civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville are not getting any financial backing from the Human Rights Campaign, a national organization based out of Washington, D.C., for their 2015 campaign. In 2014,... Read more
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The Advocate
The Story Behind the First LGBT History MonthIn August, The Advocate ran an op-ed that seemed to suggest that LGBT History M
The Story Behind the First LGBT History Month
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
In August, The Advocate ran an op-ed that seemed to suggest that LGBT History Month was founded a mere decade ago. As those who were there at the start, more than two decades ago, we’d like to set the record “straight.” In January 1994, a suburban... Read more
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The University Star
Houston deserves a H.E.R.O.The city of Houston’s H.E.R.O.may have just met its kryptonite—Texas-brand cons
Houston deserves a H.E.R.O.
The University Star / Posted yesterday
The city of Houston’s H.E.R.O.may have just met its kryptonite—Texas-brand conservatism. H.E.R.O. is an acronym that stands for Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. This ordinance was passed by the Houston City Council and will make discrimination based... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Gay rights activist Terry Bean hails dismissal of sex abuse case; prosecutor decries $225,000 settlement offerEUGENE – Prominent gay activist Terry Bean no longer faces sex abuse charges be
Gay rights activist Terry Bean hails dismissal of sex abuse case; prosecutor decries $225,000 settlement offer
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
EUGENE – Prominent gay activist Terry Bean no longer faces sex abuse charges because the alleged victim in the case failed to show, but also because of Bean's $225,000 offer to settle the case, prosecutor say. Bean, however, hailed Tuesday's... Read more
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ABC News
Judge Drops Case Against Prominent Gay-Rights ActivistA judge on Tuesday dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights ac
Judge Drops Case Against Prominent Gay-Rights Activist
ABC News / Posted yesterday
A judge on Tuesday dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean after the alleged teenage victim refused to testify against him. Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jay McAlpin gave prosecutors the option to refile... Read more
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TechCrunch
TransTech Helps Transgender People Get Jobs In Tech And, Soon, The White HouseTransgender and gender non-conforming people are at risk of facing injustice an
TransTech Helps Transgender People Get Jobs In Tech And, Soon, The White House
TechCrunch / Posted 2 days ago
Transgender and gender non-conforming people are at risk of facing injustice and discrimination wherever they are: in their childhood homes, schools, the workplace and even in line at the grocery store. This discrimination can lead to missed... Read more
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The Advocate
Freeheld: Love In the Time of CancerLaurel Hester is a New Jersey police detective so closeted at work that she dri
Freeheld: Love In the Time of Cancer
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Laurel Hester is a New Jersey police detective so closeted at work that she drives several towns over just to socialize with other lesbians. When her cop partner Dane arrives at her new home unexpectedly with a housewarming present, he sees her... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Penn Medicine hospitals named among HRC Foundation's 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality' listThe Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Pre
Penn Medicine hospitals named among HRC Foundation's 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality' list
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2015 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's "Leader in LGBT Healthcare... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
National group steers clear of Fayetteville LGBT rights campaignFAYETTEVILLE -- If proponents are successful Sept. 8 in ratifying the city's Un
National group steers clear of Fayetteville LGBT rights campaign
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE -- If proponents are successful Sept. 8 in ratifying the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance, it will be without the support of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization. Representatives for the Washington-based Human... Read more
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Orange County Register
Once a Pariah, Now a Transgender JudgeHOUSTON – Nearly four decades before Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the w
Once a Pariah, Now a Transgender Judge
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
HOUSTON – Nearly four decades before Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world, Phyllis Randolph Frye came out as a transgender woman in a far less glamorous way. No Diane Sawyer, no Vanity Fair. It was the summer of 1976. As Bruce Jenner, 26,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
National group out on anti-bias lawFAYETTEVILLE -- If proponents are successful Sept. 8 in ratifying the city's Un
National group out on anti-bias law
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE -- If proponents are successful Sept. 8 in ratifying the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance, it will be without the support of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization. Representatives for the Washington-based Human... Read more
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Salon.com
Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped
The Evening Sun / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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York Daily Record
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped
York Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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ABC News
Prosecutors: Charges Against Activist Likely to Be DroppedProsecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges aga
Prosecutors: Charges Against Activist Likely to Be Dropped
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday, was delayed for... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be droppedEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child s
Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped
Bennington Banner / Posted 5 days ago
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. The trial, now scheduled to begin Tuesday,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Biden backers eye gay support for presidential bidWashington - Backers of US Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors
Biden backers eye gay support for presidential bid
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
Washington - Backers of US Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden - who endorsed same-sex marriage before Hillary Clinton - decides to run... Read more
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Reuters
Biden backers eye gay support, money for presidential bidU.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business For
Biden backers eye gay support, money for presidential bid
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington July 13, 2015. WASHINGTON Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up... Read more
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Ekklesia
Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 shortlist announcedThe nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards, announced this week, include
Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 shortlist announced
Ekklesia / Posted 7 days ago
The nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards, announced this week, include ground-breaking activists, fearless young campaigners, lawyers and artists who have been at the forefront of the fight for human rights and civil liberties in 2015. The... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
LGBTs see change
under San Jose mayorSan Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality
LGBTs see change
under San Jose mayor
Bay Area Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign due to a number of changes ushered in by Mayor Sam Liccardo during his first eight months on the... Read more
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The Advocate
Chris Christie Opposes Anti-LGBT Discrimination Disguised as 'Religious Liberty'Chris Christie at the Presidential Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair New Jersey g
Chris Christie Opposes Anti-LGBT Discrimination Disguised as 'Religious Liberty'
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Chris Christie at the Presidential Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie stepped outside the standard party line with his response to a question about so-called religious freedom laws... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Sex crimes trial of Terry Bean's ex-boyfriend delayed; judge cites new infoThe sex crimes trial of Kiah Lawson, ex-boyfriend of prominent gay activist and
Sex crimes trial of Terry Bean's ex-boyfriend delayed; judge cites new info
OregonLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
The sex crimes trial of Kiah Lawson, ex-boyfriend of prominent gay activist and Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean, has been postponed for two weeks. Lawson, 25, faces four counts of sex abuse in Washington County Circuit Court for allegedly having an... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Should gay men be allowed to donate blood?The 60-day comment period for the FDA proposal to revise its previous recommend
Should gay men be allowed to donate blood?
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
The 60-day comment period for the FDA proposal to revise its previous recommendation of a lifetime ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood has closed and the FDA is reviewing and considering all comments in finalizing the guidance. For the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Curt Schilling's bizarre tweetCurt Schilling is right. No, I'm not talking about his horribly anti-Muslim twe
Curt Schilling's bizarre tweet
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 8 days ago
Curt Schilling is right. No, I'm not talking about his horribly anti-Muslim tweet in which he shared an image of Adolph Hitler that featured the text: "It's said that only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Civil Rights ordinance campaigns report financesFAYETTEVILLE -- The group supporting the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection
Civil Rights ordinance campaigns report finances
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE -- The group supporting the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance raised nearly twice as much money as opponents through the end of July, according to financial filings with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. For Fayetteville, a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
An Open Appeal to John Key and Murray McCully Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:50 amPress Release: Leslie Bravery – speak up for
An Open Appeal to John Key and Murray McCully
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:50 amPress Release: Leslie Bravery – speak up for the Hares 5Five Palestinian teenagers are facing life imprisonment for a crime... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Good White ManThe news that former US President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer w
The Good White Man
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The news that former US President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer which has spread to his brain was received with deep sadness in this part of the world. This is because Jimmy Carter, 90, was a good friend of African-Americans and of... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Should gay men be allowed to donate blood?The 60-day comment period for the FDA proposal to revise its previous recommend
Should gay men be allowed to donate blood?
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
The 60-day comment period for the FDA proposal to revise its previous recommendation of a lifetime ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood has closed and the FDA is reviewing and considering all comments in finalizing the guidance. For the... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
One-year deferral policy is discriminatoryAny type of deferral that prohibits a person from donating blood because of sex
One-year deferral policy is discriminatory
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Any type of deferral that prohibits a person from donating blood because of sexual orientation is discriminatory, activists say. Fernando Garcia, vice president of the Victoria GLBT, said he still remembers the first time he tried to donate. The... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State's Christian colleges hold on to same-sex restrictionsSILOAM SPRINGS -- Conduct policies for employees at John Brown University and o
State's Christian colleges hold on to same-sex restrictions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Conduct policies for employees at John Brown University and other Christian colleges and universities in Arkansas have not changed after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Christian colleges holding on to same-sex restrictionsSILOAM SPRINGS -- Conduct policies for employees at John Brown University and o
Christian colleges holding on to same-sex restrictions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Conduct policies for employees at John Brown University and other Christian colleges and universities in Arkansas haven't changed after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in June declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Ellen Page battles Ted Cruz over gay rightsLOS ANGELES - As he grilled pork chops at the Iowa State Fair, presidential can
Ellen Page battles Ted Cruz over gay rights
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
LOS ANGELES - As he grilled pork chops at the Iowa State Fair, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got grilled by Ellen Page about his stance on gay rights. Cruz has been among the more outspoken Republican presidential hopefuls opposed... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Ellen Page grills Ted Cruz on LGBT issues in Iowa for Vice showGOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz was grilling pork chops in front of TV came
Ellen Page grills Ted Cruz on LGBT issues in Iowa for Vice show
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz was grilling pork chops in front of TV cameras at the Iowa State Fair on Friday when a petite passerby approached him to ask, "What about the question of LGBT people being fired for just strictly being gay or... Read more
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E! Online
Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz Over LGBT RightsDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic In this day an
Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz Over LGBT Rights
E! Online / Posted 13 days ago
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic In this day and age, you should always expect to be caught on camera. An interaction between actress Ellen Page and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has gone viral today after the... Read more
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The Christian Post
Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for MinorsIllinois Capitol in Springfield, Rear angle. Illinois approved a bill that pre
Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors
The Christian Post / Posted 13 days ago
Illinois Capitol in Springfield, Rear angle. Illinois approved a bill that prevents minors from receiving sexual orientation change efforts therapy from their therapists even if they want it. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 217... Read more
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Roll Call
Poll: House Incumbents Opposed to LGBT Rights Lose SupportPoll: House Incumbents Who Oppose LGBT Rights Lose Support Democrats want to t
Poll: House Incumbents Opposed to LGBT Rights Lose Support
Roll Call / Posted 14 days ago
Poll: House Incumbents Who Oppose LGBT Rights Lose Support Democrats want to target Garrett for his opposition to LGBT rights. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) A set of polls conducted for the Human Rights Campaign found incumbents would... Read more
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CBS 5 Phoenix
Vigil held for transgender woman killed in PhoenixA vigil took place Wednesday night in Downtown Phoenix to draw attention to the
Vigil held for transgender woman killed in Phoenix
CBS 5 Phoenix / Posted 14 days ago
A vigil took place Wednesday night in Downtown Phoenix to draw attention to the death of Kandis Capri, a black transgender woman who was killed earlier this month. "I've just had such an outpouring of love, and I want justice for my child," Capri's... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Civil rights activist Julian Bond dies at 75, remembered as a hero(USA TODAY) - Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who
Civil rights activist Julian Bond dies at 75, remembered as a hero
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 16 days ago
(USA TODAY) - Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who died after a brief illness, was remembered Sunday as a hero who helped lead a generation against racism. He was 75. Bond, who brought the NAACP back to credibility during... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Attorney in Terry Bean child sex case says disclosing settlement offer could sway potential jurorsThe terms of an offer that prominent gay activist and political insider Terry B
Attorney in Terry Bean child sex case says disclosing settlement offer could sway potential jurors
OregonLive.com / Posted 16 days ago
The terms of an offer that prominent gay activist and political insider Terry Bean made to try to settle a criminal case against him will remain under seal while a Lane County judge considers a request to release the information. Bean, 66, and his... Read more
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New Now Next
The One State That Still Bans Same-Sex Adoption Is Facing A LawsuitMississippi, the last state in the nation to deny same-sex adoption, is being h
The One State That Still Bans Same-Sex Adoption Is Facing A Lawsuit
New Now Next / Posted 17 days ago
Mississippi, the last state in the nation to deny same-sex adoption, is being hit with a lawsuit seeking to overturn the controversial ban. The law, part of Mississippi Code 93-17-3(5) which went into effect 15 years ago, states explicitly that... Read more
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The Advocate
LGBT Americans Found a Hero in Julian BondThe fight for LGBT equality has had many heroes, some known, many more unknown.
LGBT Americans Found a Hero in Julian Bond
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
The fight for LGBT equality has had many heroes, some known, many more unknown. They are individuals who have devoted their lives and risked so much for the pursuit of a nation that is more just and more equal. But our collective movement has had few... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP,
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 17 days ago
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Helping others understand transgender transitionPhyllis Whitley raised a daughter, but she now has a son. The Lafayette woman
Helping others understand transgender transition
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 17 days ago
Phyllis Whitley raised a daughter, but she now has a son. The Lafayette woman remembers how the conversation started, more than a decade ago. Her then-daughter mailed her a letter, along with several books explaining what it meant to be... Read more
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Gawker
Gang Member Arrested After North Carolina Transgender Woman Found DeadWalker was reported missing in November 2014, after her family had not heard fr
Gang Member Arrested After North Carolina Transgender Woman Found Dead
Gawker / Posted 18 days ago
Walker was reported missing in November 2014, after her family had not heard from her since 24 October, the Salisbury Post reported. Police gave local media information about Walker’s disappearance in an effort to generate leads, but few were... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75(USA Today) -- Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman, ha
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75
KCEN-TV / Posted 18 days ago
(USA Today) -- Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman, has died at the age of 75 after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Sunday. Bond, who brought the NAACP back to credibility during his longtime... Read more
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