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Communities Remember Pulse Nightclub Victims on 1 Year Anniversary

Communities Remember Pulse Nightclub Victims on 1 Year Anniversary

Jun 12
Vigils and other events honoring the 49 victims who were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., are being held across the country.

LGBT America Under Trump: The Fight Ahead

LGBT America Under Trump: The Fight Ahead

By Peter Jackson | Jun 10
Any hope for advancement of equality under Trump has evaporated and turned instead to fear. Trump's administration is pandering to the base that supported him -- and things might get a lot, lot worse.

Trans Woman Who Fled Chechnya Targeted by Hitmen

Trans Woman Who Fled Chechnya Targeted by Hitmen

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 28
Forced to flee the Russian republic of Chechnya, the first openly Chechen transgender woman stepped forward to share her experience.

'Unchechen:' Short Film Raises Awareness on Gay Persecution in Russian Republic

'Unchechen:' Short Film Raises Awareness on Gay Persecution in Russian Republic

May 21
The film is based on accounts told by men who have escaped these alleged anti-gay prisons.

40 Chechens Saved From Gay Purge

40 Chechens Saved From Gay Purge

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 14
In an age where gay men are being allegedly persecuted from the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, one group is stepping up to save lives.

Delray Beach, Fla., Outlaws So-Called 'Conversion Therapy' on Kids

Delray Beach, Fla., Outlaws So-Called 'Conversion Therapy' on Kids

By Tucker Berardi | May 6
The number of cities in South Florida that still allow the practice of conversion therapy on minors is dwindling - yesterday one more city commission unanimously decided to ban the practice within city limits.

Survivor: Chechen Parents Told to Kill Their Gay and Bisexual Children

Survivor: Chechen Parents Told to Kill Their Gay and Bisexual Children

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 6
"They tell parents to kill their child," the man told FRANCE 24, choosing to remain anonymous in fear of his safety. "They say, 'Either you do it or we will.' They call it, 'Cleaning your honor with blood.' "

LGBT Organizations Mobilizing to Keep Gay Chechens Safe

LGBT Organizations Mobilizing to Keep Gay Chechens Safe

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 29
Grindr has begun helping gay men in Chechnya by using the app's location services to update users who may be in danger. They have also provided Chechen users with news reports of the progressing situation.

Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Refuses to Bow Out; Will Attend Breakfast With Anti-LGBT Speaker

Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Refuses to Bow Out; Will Attend Breakfast With Anti-LGBT Speaker

By John McDonald | Apr 27
Despite pleas from local LGBT activists, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler is forging ahead with plans to attend an evangelical prayer breakfast this week. Focus on the Family Chief Executive Officer Jim Daly is one of the event's three featured speakers.

Gay Club Night Gas Attack Encourages Hundreds to Gather for Acceptance

By Brittany Ferrendi | Feb 19
On Sunday, an unidentified person threw a canister of tear gas into the gay night at a Croatian club. One day later, hundreds gathered in pro-LGBT protest.

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