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When W.Va. Delegate Compared LGBT to KKK, He Highlighted the History of Religious Right Prejudice

When West Virginia House of Delegates member Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, called the LGBT community “the modern-day version of the Ku Klux Klan” in an interview with a Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter last week, it drew condemnation not just in the state, but nationwide. But Porterfield, in fact, joined a long legacy of right-wing ...

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The Jussie Smollett attack highlights the hate black gay Americans face

After “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was hospitalized early Tuesday after reportedly being attacked by two people who hurled slurs, black gay men took to social media and other outlets to share the challenges they face on a regular basis in this current political climate. As The Washington Post reported: Smollett, 35, ...

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NEW JERSEY LAW TO REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO TEACH LGBT HISTORY IN SCHOOL

What a requirement to come up with during Black History Month. New Jersey has become the second state in the United States following California’s lead to pass a law requiring schools to teach LGBT history in their classrooms. Under this latest move by the LGBT community, public schools must include ...

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Being both black and gay shapes how I think about justice — and how I write about it as a journalist

Sometimes my inspiration for this column springs from something happening in the world around me. Sometimes it springs from something deep within. More often than not, it’s a combination of the two. So it is this week. Last week I’d just returned from attending a conference and spending a weekend ...

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Grieving family looking for answers in senseless shooting of HBCU student

It is hard enough to bear the weight of an unsolved shooting. Besides the grief, there’s the pain of seeing the media omit important details about a victim’s life in the brief narrative about the shooting. For many survivors, there’s also the realization that they’ll need to raise thousands of ...

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House conservatives protest LGBT protection in Mexico-Canada trade deal

Protections in the new North American trade pact for LGBTQ people are roiling conservative lawmakers in the House, who are urging President Donald Trump to rescind them. They are displeased that the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement contains requirements that workers be protected from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation ...

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Meet Black Athletes Paving the Way for LGBTQ Equality

HRC celebrates some of the sports stars who have become society’s role models, exhibiting the discipline, courage and determination that motivates us in our own lives. Their unapologetic commitment to being out and proud gives much-needed visibility to Black voices in our LGBTQ communities. HRC is proud to honor these ...

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Seaside Heights targeted Karma over too many black, gay patrons: Lawsuit

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The owner of Karma nightclub has sued Seaside Heights in federal court, claiming police and borough officials unfairly targeted his business because he would not accede to their demands to stop hosting events that could attract African-American and gay patrons. The borough’s’ mayor, council, municipal employees and ...

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LGBT MANAGERS HELP COMPANIES REPORT HIGHER OVERALL PERFORMANCES, STUDY SAYS [VIDEO]

While many companies continue to deny promotions to their LGBT employees citing half-cocked fairytales, a new report, Examining the Impact of LGBT Senior Leadership Representation on Business Outcomes, tells the truth. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce partnered with Dr. Jennica Webster from Marquette University to administer this survey that investigates ...

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LGBTQ/SGL History Month and Inviting In

October marks the observance of LGBTQ/SGL History Month . During this month we celebrate the lives and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people. Too often LGBTQ/SGL people are erased, our contributions are rendered invisible in public schools, in the media, and in our ...

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