Monthly Archives: June 2016

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North Carolina Lawmakers Double Down with “HB 2.0” Legislation

Yesterday, HRC and Equality NC blasted the leadership of the North Carolina House of Representatives for proposing legislation that doubles down on the state’s...
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Virginia Beach Nephew of Murdered Bangladeshi Activist Honors His Uncle’s Legacy

Virginia Beach Human Rights Commissioner Raj Islam had just worked an overnight shift as an EMS captain for the city’s Department of Emergency Medical...
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[VIDEO] 47 Years Ago Today, the Stonewall Riots Launched the Gay Rights Movement.

Here's a two-minute video primer on the events of that hot June night in New York City which launched a movement.
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Hundreds Sign New Life MCC “Outhouse” at Hampton Roads Pridefest in Opposition to NC...

File this one under Inspired Ideas! On Saturday, June 18, members of New Life Metropolitan Community Church erected an outhouse at Hampton Roads PrideFest. PrideFest...
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Local Therapist Examines the Common Source of Bullying and Terrorism

As an eighth grader, I made a habit of scooting down the hall between bells with little or no comment to anyone else along the...
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Pentagon Expected to Repeal Ban on Transgender Members Next Month

The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members on July 1, U.S. defense officials said. The repeal...
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Congress Responds to Blood Ban in Aftermath of Orlando

In a matter of hours after the nation’s deadliest shooting in history, the death toll and sheer magnitude of the injuries became clear and...
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Court Orders School Board to Let Transgender Student Gavin Grimm Use Same Restrooms as...

A federal district court in Virginia today ordered the Gloucester County School Board to let Gavin Grimm use the same restrooms as other boys...