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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Homeless gay youth are our youth

Despite all the gay excitement and celebration we can't overlook the hundreds of young LGBT people sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles every night.

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Strategy working for same-sex marriage supporters

Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.

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"Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman" laws protested at Beverly Hills hotel

The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.

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Meet the Trans 100

The first ever Top 100 Trans Americans list recently was announced by inaugural sponsor GLAAD, with the support of Chicago House.

 

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Michigan same-sex marriage ban overturned, but not for long

We were "excited, nervous, just like everyone else would feel," said Kim Hettinger and MaryAnn Northcote of Waterford.

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Asian Pacific rights group elects first openly gay chair

Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."

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Oklahoma LGBT activists with a potential big win

A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.

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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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