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Congressional Equality Caucus Calls for LGBT-Specific Immigration Reform

After activists staged a seven-hour sit-in at the offices of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the lawmakers issued a statement in support of LGBT-specific immigration reform.

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Activists Call for Release of Trans Immigration Detainee Raped in Custody

A trans immigration detainee says she was raped by her male cellmate weeks after reporting that she had been verbally harassed by the man, and threatened with sexual assault.

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Canadian Trans Girl: Amended Birth Certificate Is Just the Beginning

Among the first British Columbians to have her gender corrected on her birth certificate, Harriette Cunningham argues that there's more change yet needed.

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Hot Sheet: August 1, 2014

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include a nearly naked Zac Efron and Bear, go-go boy obsessions, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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ESPN Short 'Lifesize: Brittney Griner' Highlights Income Disparity for WNBA Stars

ESPN has released its “Nine for IX” short film series, which includes a moving portrait of WNBA star Brittney Griner.

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LGBT Immigration Activists Make A Deal With Congressional Equality Caucus

Members of several LGBT groups struck a deal with the LGBT Equality Caucus following a seven-hour sit-in demanding that LGBT-specific issues get consideration in immigration reform.

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WATCH: NBC’s Jenna Wolfe (And New Mom) Can Sure Relate To Viral Video

The correspondent lamented her and partner Stephanie Gosk’s daughter growing up so fast in a feature for Nightly News.

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You Decide: Who Should Be on The Advocate's Next Cover?

Everyone on The Advocate's annual list of 40 exemplary people under age 40 has a message we think you should hear. Help us pick who should be on the cover.

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BREAKING: Ugandan Court Throws Out 'Jail The Gays' Law

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

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40 Under 40: It's Probably A Good Idea to Listen to Nate Silver

The Messengers: Is Washington media finally ready to listen to Nate Silver? Odds are they should.

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Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married

Someone has to face the struggles of discrimination to get the equality we all deserve.

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Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand

One dad knows he doesn't have a ton of time left with a son who wants to hold hands with him in public.

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Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly

Trans military advocate Allyson Robinson may have a new job as a Baptist church minister, but she's not done with helping all military personnel serve openly.

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Art or Porn?: Filmmakers Who Tested the Limits

These films were censored for obscenity when they first screened. Now they are shown at museums and on YouTube.

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WATCH: A Trans Girl's Inspiring 'Letter to the World'

Teen activist Jazz has a message for other youth about the pride, confidence, and strength that accompanies being transgender.

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WATCH: Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing 15-Year-Old Trans Girl

After a 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed in the back on D.C. public transit, police have a suspect in custody, and plan to file hate crime charges.

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BSA: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, But They Still Can't Be Leaders

Despite its insistence that 'there is no relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia,' a BSA spokesperson said there is no current plan to review the discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders.

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Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality

One of the best known skateboarders in the sport's history has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to stump for marriage.

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California Assembly Speaker Becomes First Gay Governor For A Few Hours

Three political absences made out California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins acting governor for a day.

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GOP Senators Want to Give Religious Adoption Agencies 'License to Discriminate'

Two Republican senators have introduced legislation that would ensure religiously affiliated adoption agencies don't lose state or federal funding, even if they refuse to place kids with LGBT prospective parents.

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