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    Trump Administration 🏛️
    PBS reports -- LGBTQ Dreamers particularly vulnerable as Trump-Pence move to end DACA…New HRC foundation report highlights Trump-Pence’s stealth attacks on democracy and the LGBTQ community…Congress must pass the DREAM act to protect DACA recipients…NYTimes -- pandering to religious right, Trump-Pence aggressively undermining rights of women, immigrants and LGBTQ people.
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    Equality from State to State 🇺🇸
    So-called ‘Texas values’ group wants schools to be able to discriminate against LGBTQ employees and students…Same-sex Utah couple challenges anti-LGBTQ parenting law…Shameful -- anti-LGBTQ threats derail plans for Arkansas homeless youth shelter…Ohio pro-equality business group surpasses 200 members.
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    Transgender Equality 💗💙💗💙
    Raising Ryland -- parents of trans boy become advocates for equality…Model Teddy Quinlivan comes out as transgender...Cosmo goes inside Danica Roem’s campaign to be the first openly trans person serving in a state legislature...New survey -- 3 out of 4 trans students in Arizona experience mistreatment.
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    LGBTQ News in Entertainment🌟
    Jay-Z’s mom opens up about coming out…Laverne Cox speaks out on behalf of trans prisoners…Netflix releases trailer for documentary honoring trans rights icon Marsha P. Johnson…”Love is love” -- Debra Messing speaks out in support of Australian marriage equality.
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    #ProtectTransTroops 📢
    Senators file amendment to block portion of Trump-Pence ban on transgender troops…Bipartisan effort to #ProtectTransTroops in the U.S. Senate…Senate Republican leadership blocks votes on NDAA amendment protecting trans troops…Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN file for immediate halt of Trump’s trans military troops ban.
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    Global Equality 🌎
    Canada grants asylum to 31 gay and bisexual Chechens…Rally for marriage equality in Australia draws record crowd…The Faroe Islands has its first same-sex wedding…Australian citizens, check your mailboxes…Cuban LGBTQ community center damaged in hurricane Irma…Lighting the way for marriage equality in Australia…Shameful -- Brazilian LGBTQ art exhibit forced to shut down…Ted Cruz pollster behind despicable anti-marriage equality robocalls in Australia...Belgrade is celebrating Pride Week.
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    LGBTQ Health 💉⚕️🏥
    HRC and GLAAD call on Stanford and responsible media outlets to denounce junk science…Texas Health Institute & Equality Texas to launch Texas Transgender Health Program…HRC and NCLR partner on critical resource for parents protecting their children from “conversion therapy”…Under pressure, Fresno school board to consider disciplining its president over anti-LGBTQ comments…So-called “health care” bill would cause millions to lose coverage…September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.