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Standing Rock is the civil rights issue of our time – let's act accordingly

The US government sent helpers to protect integration efforts in the 1960s. Why not do more to protect the Dakota Pipeline protesters today?<p>When John Doar died in 2014, Barack Obama, who’d already awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, called him “one of America’s bravest lawyers”. Without …

Rachel Maddow Reminds Everyone of Mike Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Positions

Rachel Maddow teared up while expressing frustration that Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s policies on LGBTQ rights were virtually ignored …

Inside The Anti-Trump Protest Movement

The old left brings Sanders supporters and outraged Democrats from Facebook to the streets. Mainstream groups are planning for January.<p>On the night of Nov. 10 in Portland, protesters smashed store windows, car windows, and government building windows. Glass covered the streets of the city's famous …

15 Best Countries for LGBTQ Expats

Prior to this week’s stunning presidential election results, a number of LGBTQ advocates and celebrities threatened to leave the U.S. should Donald Trump be elected. Now that the real estate mogul and reality TV star is America’s president-elect, NBC OUT has compiled a handy list of LGBTQ-friendly …

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Hillary Clinton's lead in popular vote grows to nearly 2 million

Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote is continuing to grow—and it will likely grow more.<p>Estimates from Saturday indicate that Clinton could have 1.8 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump and hundreds of thousands of votes still need to be counted in California and Washington, …

Transgender Americans fear for safety after Trump win: 'We are traumatized'

Members of the trans community see a threat to big gains made in recent years as the president-elect and running mate Mike Pence take the White House<p>Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>As Emily Colvin, a transgender woman living in the heart of Missouri, watched the election results …

Mourn the election outcome now. Then stand up and protect American values

These are dark and dangerous times, for which the US has now chosen a dark and dangerous leader. It is up to us to ensure our freedoms remain intact<p>When Donald Trump declared his candidacy last year, most people thought it hilarious, a spoof-filled spillover from television into reality. Few were …

Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech: An Apology, and a Message for Young Girls

On Wednesday morning, Clinton told her staff and supporters that this will be painful “for a long time.”<p>The Midtown Manhattan crowd jumped to its feet Wednesday morning when <b>Hillary Clinton</b> walked on stage. Never mind that she was 130 minutes late. Never mind that it was just nine hours after her …

The misogyny apocalypse: Turns out being white and male counts for more than intelligence, grace or decency

It was unimaginable that America would self-destruct rather than elect a female president. But that’s what happened<p>I just keep thinking about that CNN screenshot: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, standing next to his wife Melania while they voted on Tuesday morning, looking over at her …