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18 min ago | EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law

1 hr ago | Breitbart.com

Emmy Noms Honor Climate Change Doc, Obama, Transgender Star

Today's Emmy nominations included the usual snubs and surprises, but one factor bled through several categories.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

5 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Venue refused to serve gays; sets off social media firestorm

When Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, Desiree Mark of Greenfield Twp.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Scranton, PA

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Pelosi Backs Gay-Rights Bill Despite Concerns

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama

9 hrs ago | Townsend Times

Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

PROUD TO BE NOMINATED: "Orange Is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox is breaking down another barrier: She's the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celebrities, Nathan Lane

9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

PROUD TO BE NOMINATED: "Orange Is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox is breaking down another barrier: She's the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celebrities, Nathan Lane

10 hrs ago | EDGE

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Supports Repeal of Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced its unconditional support for the overturning of bans on same-sex marriage in Florida.

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Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Marketing

10 hrs ago | EDGE

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Equality, IL

10 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Laverne Cox tears up: 'My whole life is different'

This morning, the actress was nominated for her first Emmy, for Orange is the New Black .

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15 hrs ago | Advocate

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Too many men and women have been forced out of the military after being raped. I've heard these heartbreaking stories, but never in a homeless shelter.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Switched

Homosexuality Is 'Unique From Any Other Sin' And An 'Attack On God,' Mat Staver Claims

The Liberty Counsel 's Mat Staver fired off at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in an impassioned speech at a " Celebrate America " event in Washington D.C. this month.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Maiden, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Judge quashes assault charge for man accused of touching transgender lover

The case might have been simple. An engaged couple gets into a domestic dispute in public.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Examiner.com

Kendra Wilkinson divorce? Kendra and Hank 'discussing divorce' after scandal

A Kendra Wilkinson divorce might be closer than you think. According to a new report, Kendra and her husband, Hank Baskett , are talking about splitting up, after Hank allegedly cheated on Kendra with a transgender model.

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World Magazine

Gay-rights groups drop ENDA support over religious exemption

The American Civil Liberties Union and a slew of gay rights groups on Tuesday announced they are withdrawing support for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act-popularly known as ENDA-because it includes an exemption for those with religious objections.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Southland Times

Out, proud and ready to retire

The first generation of openly out and proud gay and lesbian people are reaching retirement age and a new "silver rainbow kit" has been put together to prepare carers.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

WFIE-TV Evansville

Atherton SBDM council makes no change in restroom policy

Tuesday night, several students and parents appealed the decision claiming it is not an issue of sexuality, but of safety and privacy.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

KABC-AM Los Angeles

ACLU, LGBT Groups Withdraw Support for Employment Non-Discrimination Act

A number of national social organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday citing the recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

Transgender algae reveal evolutionary origin of sexes

Throughout evolution, living things have repeatedly developed physically distinct sexes, but how does this actually happen? A discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri, has revealed the genetic origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system in a single-celled relative.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science

Martinsburg Journal

DMV allegedly refuses transgender women

Two transgender women who were allegedly humiliated and refused to be photographed while trying to update their driver's licenses are requesting that the local DMVs allow the women to be photographed as they appear every day, without harassment.

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Related Topix: Ranson, WV, Mount-Storm, WV, Charles Town, WV

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