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'Our Spaces Are No Longer Safe,' Say LGBTQ Latinos In D.C. Area

Violence against LGBTQ community is all too common, especially among members of color. The recent attack in Orlando has made some question whether their rare safe spaces are really safe.

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Attack In Orlando Casts Shadow Over D.C. Pride Events

Sunday marked the last day of two weeks of D.C. Pride events, but the deadly attacks in Orlando dampened spirits among the city's LGBT community.

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Mayor Bowser Bans D.C. Government Travel To North Carolina Over LGBT Law

The mayor says she's banning city employees from traveling to North Carolina on official business, taking a stand against a law critics say limits the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents of the Southern state.
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No Doctor Signoff Required To Change Birth Certificate Under Maryland Transgender Bill

The legislation would allow people who were born in Maryland to make the change on their birth certificates without involving a doctor.

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Conservative Lawmaker Responds To Transgender Protections In Fairfax County

The Fairfax County School Board voted last year to include transgender people in their non-discrimination policy — a move a conservative delegate in Virginia is trying to undo with a bill defining gender.

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In D.C., Nearly Half Of Homeless Youth Identify As LGBTQ, Survey Finds

The Homeless Youth Census found that that 43 percent of homeless youth surveyed identified as LGBTQ. "These kids face discrimination and bullying right in their own homes," says D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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Inside The HQ Of D.C.'s Short-Lived But Influential Lesbian Separatist Collective

For members of The Furies Collective, lesbianism was about more than sexual preference; it was a political act. The 1970s separatist group was based in a Capitol Hill row-house, which could eventually become an official historic landmark.
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Russian LGBT Activists Torn Between Two Worlds

Dmitry Chizhevsky is a Russian LGBT activist who now lives in Washington, D.C., where he is currently seeking asylum after being the victim of violence. He recently returned to his native Russia to bring a vision of equality.

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Strengthening Laws To Protect LGBT Youth Will Be Goal For Some In Annapolis

Anti-discrimination and anti-bullying laws that apply to school systems are heavy on guidelines and weak on actual penalties, one delegate says. She isn't alone.

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The LGBT Swim Team That Fought For Equality — And Better Pools

As society becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, is there still a place for a team created for gay and lesbian swimmers?

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