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Bill On Transgender Birth Certificate Rules Advances In Maryland

Maryland's legislature is working on a bill intended to provide additional anti-discrimination protections for transgender people. This time, the measure would affect details on a person's birth certificate.

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How A Gay Russian Couple Was Driven To Seek Asylum In D.C.

Andrei Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii didn't want to leave their home country of Russia, but anti-gay propaganda laws, beatings by authorities, and threatening billboards prompted the couple to seek asylum in D.C. And they're not alone.

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Sens. Ted Cruz, James Lankford Attack Two D.C. Laws: Q&A With Roll Call's David Hawkings

Never forget that Cruz is running for president, the Roll Call columnist says.

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Maryland Bill Would Help Secure Fertility Coverage For Lesbian Couples

A bill active in Maryland's General Assembly would ensure that lesbian couples would be treated equally by health insurance companies when they apply for fertility coverage.

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Activists Demand A Police Culture Shift On LGBT Issues

LGBT activists and the Metropolitan Police Department are re-examining how the MPD's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit interacts with the community it's supposed to serve.

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LGBT Discrimination Bill Passes In Virginia Senate

The bill inserts a policy into state law that has been adopted through executive order by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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Legendary Gay Bar Seeks New Home East Of The Anacostia

Development forced D.C. Eagle to leave New York Avenue NW. Now it's moving across the Anacostia, but its owners insist they're not gentrifiers.

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LGBT Activists Say Virginia Bill Codifies Discrimination Based On Sexuality

A new bill introduced by Virginia Del. Bob Marshall would allow individuals, businesses and government agencies to refuse service to individuals on the basis of "homosexual behavior."

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Transgender Activist Realizes Dream of Creating Shelter For Young LGBT Adults

After years of wanting to provide D.C.'s LGBT homeless residents with a safe place to sleep, Ruby Corado's dream is becoming reality.
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On Gay Rights, Barry Remembered For Long History Of Support — And One Vote

For some activists, his long support of the cause is marred by a vote in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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