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.
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.
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.
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.
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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