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Category / Lgbtq Rights

Kentucky county clerk who refused same-sex marriage licenses loses re-election bid

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for defying a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has lost her bid for re-election. SEE ALSO: Lurking John King is the best part of CNN’s election coverage As reported by CNN, the controversial conservative Republican was beaten by Democrat Elwood...CONTINUE READING
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Cate Blanchett defends straight actors playing LGBTQ roles

Hollywood has a long history of straight actors playing LGBTQ roles, and it’s something Cate Blanchett has defended. The Australian actress played a lesbian woman in 2015 film Carol, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, she had never been asked about her sexuality until she played an LGBTQ character.  SEE ALSO: How LGBTQ people are...CONTINUE READING
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How LGBTQ people are breaking down barriers to take on the great outdoors

Up until approximately, mmm, yesterday, there’s been a enduring stereotype of “outdoorsy” people: They’re white, cis, straight, and love granola and/or semi-automatic rifles. Of course, there have always been people who love nature and don’t fall into any of those categories. And over the past few years, opportunities for LGBTQ people who want to camp,...CONTINUE READING
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Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights and the community in India, the country’s highest court has decriminalised gay sex. Five Supreme Court judges struck down the colonial-era Section 377 on Thursday, a ban on gay sex that was rarely applied to consenting adults, but used to stigmatise the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: Same-sex couple...CONTINUE READING
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Fox News airs first major campaign ad featuring a gay kiss

The best way to communicate with the president is by meeting him where he’s at: in front of the TV. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Madaleno did exactly that when he paid for a campaign ad during Trump’s favorite show, Fox & Friends. Madaleno kissed his husband in the ad, hoping to incite the president. SEE...CONTINUE READING
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People are done with Disney remixer Pogo after a homophobic rant on YouTube

Famed for his Disney-themed remixes, YouTuber Pogo has recently been under fire for making homophobic comments. Real name Nick Bertke, the Australian producer has amassed millions of views with his sampling and electronic mashups of movies like Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story. SEE ALSO: Roseanne Barr says she ‘begged’ ABC not to cancel her...CONTINUE READING
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Last night’s primaries proved that LGBTQ candidates are coming to kick ass and take names

Tuesday night was a record night for LGBTQ politicians seeking elected office. You just need to know where to look. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won last night’s Democratic primary for Texas governor. She’ll be the first openly lesbian woman and Latina nominated by a major party to run in the state’s gubernatorial race. A...CONTINUE READING
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Apple may open a campus in North Carolina, home of harsh anti-LGBTQ laws

As far as corporate allyship goes, Apple has been one of the most consistent friends to the LGBTQ community.  Some advocates fear that may be shifting since Apple is reportedly now considering opening a campus in North Carolina, home to some of the region’s toughest anti-LGBTQ laws. While some believe that Apple’s move could bring...CONTINUE READING
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