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‘Donald Trump’s Think Tank’ admits ‘religious freedom’ means anti-LGBT discrimination

The Heritage Foundation won’t accept any LGBT protections no matter the religious exemptions.<p>The Heritage Foundation has been called “a driving …

LGBTQI

How have you been affected by changes to LGBT rights?

Social attitudes towards the LGBT community has shifted dramatically in the past two decades across much of North America, western Europe and Latin America – given that just 60 years ago, homosexuality was almost universally illegal.<p>But despite significant advances, campaigners say there is still …

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Students Erupt in Protest After Professor Says Muslim Immigration Should Be Restricted in the Name of Gay Rights

Shannon Gilreath, a law professor and member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program faculty at North Carolina's Wake Forest University, recently …

I Came Out As A Lesbian — And Then Fell In Love With A Man

I can’t remember ever not feeling like a lesbian. It’s who I am. But then I met this boy.<p>Last spring, I fell deeply, deliriously, overwhelmingly in love. I’ve been in love before, but never like this. This is the cliched, …

If abortion rights fall, LGBT rights are next

<i>Nancy Northup is the president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Rachel B. Tiven is the chief executive of Lambda Legal.</i><p>We represent the organizations that won leading Supreme Court cases in recent years on sexual and reproductive rights: <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i> in 2015, which …

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Trump’s Planned Rollback on Bathroom Access for Transgender Students Is an Assault on Children’s Welfare

Not even a year after President Obama signed a directive advising public schools allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that matched their gender identities, President Trump is planning to roll it back.<p>After some reported disagreement within the cabinet about pushing ahead with the …

WNBA Star Complains About 'Lesbian Culture' in All-Female League, Bullying of Straight Athletes

When it comes to playing sports, millions of kids all over the world aspire to making it to the big leagues. Few ever do.<p>Candice Wiggins was the rare …

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How Donald Trump Has Flip-Flopped on Transgender Rights

Asked to clarify whether he was saying that states should be allowed to decide whether to implement the law, Trump said “absolutely.”<p>During an …

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Caitlyn Jenner, teen singer appeal to Trump on transgender rights | Reuters

(Reuters) - A teenaged singer with a transgender sister, best known for performing the U.S. national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner have both asked to discuss the issue with him.<p>Jackie Evancho, 16, requested the meeting in a Twitter …

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First Read's Morning Clips: Rolling Back Protections for Transgender Students

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Rescinding transgender protections</b><p>From the New York Times: “President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his …

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Trump’s Rollback On Transgender Rights Is A Threat To All Rights

He’s waging an attack on the LGBTQI+ community<p>On Wednesday, as predicted, the Trump administration rescinded Barack Obama’s order allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. The decision will now be left up to the individual states.<p>The current …

Apple Speaks Out Against President's Rescinding of Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Apple on Wednesday spoke out against President Donald Trump’s order to rescind the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students which …

George Takei on transgender rights roll back

George Takei explains to MSNBC's Ali Velshi that transgender rights are “fundamental human rights” that should always cross state borders, despite …

Apple opposes Trump’s transgender rights rollback

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to roll back Obama protections for transgender kids in schools. Apple quickly responded with a …

Apple speaks out against regressive transgender policies

Apple spoke out against the Trump administration yesterday, criticizing its stance on transgender rights in schools. While the previous administration offered inclusive guidance to schools on transgender rights, the government yesterday revoked a federal law that allowed transgender children access …

Transgender teen at heart of SCOTUS case on Trump rollbacks

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen whose case against his school board over restroom access is headed to the Supreme court, reacts to the Trump …

Arkansas Supreme Court blocks local LGBT nondiscrimination measures | Reuters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state law barred local governments from enacting ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but justices did not address the law’s constitutionality.<p>A woman holds rainbow flags for …

LGBTQI

Donald Trump And Trans Student Bathroom Laws: How Tech Is Responding To Admin's Latest Order

The Donald Trump Administration is once again at odds with parts of the tech community following the decision to roll back Obama-era guidelines that …

What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

Lawyers for a 17-year-old transgender student and the Gloucester, Va., school board that wants to limit which bathroom he can use don't agree on much.<p>But both sides have concluded the Trump administration's decision this week to revoke guidance that protects transgender students' ability to use …

LGBTQI

Federal vs. state law for transgender rights

Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, who was an attorney during the 2015 Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, debunks the Trump administration’s recent …

Colorado’s transgender students will still get to use the bathrooms they choose despite Trump’s order. Here’s why.

Colorado students shouldn’t have to worry about new guidance from the Trump administration that rescinds federal protections for transgender students …

What Trump's policy means for transgender students in California

The<p>Trumpadministration announced Wednesday that it is dropping federal protections for transgender students, causing concern among LGBT advocates and students throughout the country.<p>Here's a Q&A on the consequences of the new White House policy for local schools.<p>What does this mean for students in …

LGBTQI

Schools Assess Bathroom Policies After Trump Rescinds Obama Order

Some legislators in Texas are considering a bill to address issue in their state<p>School districts are assessing transgender bathroom access after the Trump administration officially put the decision back in their court by withdrawing an Obama administration policy that directed schools to allow …

Obama Administration

President Trump Breaks a Promise on Transgender Rights

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump broke with Republican Party orthodoxy by vowing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans from violence and oppression. Soon after taking office, President Trump announced that he intended to continue enforcing an executive order his predecessor …

This ’60s Rockstar Let Chick-Fil-A License One Of Her Songs So She Could Donate The Check To LGBT Rights

You think you just get to have a name as cool as Grace Slick? Nah, man. You have to earn it by being…well, slick.<p>And that’s exactly what the the Jefferson Airplane and Starship singer was when she donated the proceeds of her music appearing in a Chick-Fil-A commercial to LGBTQ charities. The singer …

DeVos Comments on Transgender Bathroom Reversal at CPAC

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DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

President Trump's education secretary, Betsy DeVos, struck a defiant tone in brief remarks before conservative activists at a political conference outside Washington, D.C., on Thursday. But she held back on the administration's rescinding of Obama administration guidance to schools on transgender …

Education

Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many …

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