Top LGBTQ Headlines You Might Have Missed This Week: May 22-25, 2017

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    The Trump Administration šŸ›ļø
    Students at Notre Dame protest Mike Penceā€¦HRC urges Tillerson to grant visas to LGBTQ Chechens fleeing violenceā€¦Trump wonā€™t ā€˜lectureā€™ on human rights--in country that murders LGBTQ peopleā€¦Bipartisan House resolution condemns anti-gay & bi violence in Chechnyaā€¦Trumpā€™s proposed budget cuts critical programs impacting LGBTQ peopleā€¦Betsy Devos refuses to rule out giving federal money to anti-LGBTQ private schoolsā€¦Civil rights orgs urge trump not to appoint David Clarke to key DHS position.
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    Global Equality šŸŒŽ
    Bangladeshi authorities arrest 27 men on suspicion of being gay/bi...HRC mourns lives lost in Manchester attackā€¦Indonesian police detain 141 men on suspicion of being gay/bi...Taiwan approves marriage equality...HRC to survey Mexican businesses on LGBT-inclusive policies...Indonesian authorities caned two men for same-sex sexual activityā€¦Beirut becomes safe haven for LGBTQ refugees...HRC mourns Martyn Hett--LGBTQ blogger killed in Manchester...Toronto blue jays suspend player for anti-gay slur.
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    Transgender Rights šŸ’—šŸ’™
    Georgia transgender advocate who fought to change name dies...HRC mourns the loss of Sherrell Faulkner, a trans woman attacked in November...Metro weekly exclusive with Raffi Freedman-Gurspanā€¦Federal judge rules that trans woman can sue employer under ADA.
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    Equality from State to State šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø
    Discrimination approved by TX Senate--HB 3859 advancesā€¦Discriminatory anti-trans amendment passes TX Houseā€¦TX legislature discriminating against its own citizens, attacking LGBTQ people...Bill banning so-called ā€œconversion therapyā€ introduced in WI...Cleveland Plain Dealer ed board supports statewide LGBTQ non-discrimination protectionsā€¦NBA returns 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotteā€¦Anti- LGBTQ KY judge thought he could avoid same-sex adoption cases -- but he thought wrong.