Top LGBTQ Headlines You Might Have Missed This Week: May 22-25, 2017
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- •The Trump Administration 🏛️Students at Notre Dame protest Mike Pence…HRC urges Tillerson to grant visas to LGBTQ Chechens fleeing violence…Trump won’t ‘lecture’ on human rights--in country that murders LGBTQ people…Bipartisan House resolution condemns anti-gay & bi violence in Chechnya…Trump’s proposed budget cuts critical programs impacting LGBTQ people…Betsy Devos refuses to rule out giving federal money to anti-LGBTQ private schools…Civil rights orgs urge trump not to appoint David Clarke to key DHS position.
- •Global Equality 🌎Bangladeshi authorities arrest 27 men on suspicion of being gay/bi...HRC mourns lives lost in Manchester attack…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 activity…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.
- •Transgender Rights 💗💙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-Gurspan…Federal judge rules that trans woman can sue employer under ADA.
- •Equality from State to State 🇺🇸Discrimination approved by TX Senate--HB 3859 advances…Discriminatory anti-trans amendment passes TX House…TX legislature discriminating against its own citizens, attacking LGBTQ people...Bill banning so-called “conversion therapy” introduced in WI...Cleveland Plain Dealer ed board supports statewide LGBTQ non-discrimination protections…NBA returns 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte…Anti- LGBTQ KY judge thought he could avoid same-sex adoption cases -- but he thought wrong.