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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.

2017 Already Looks to be a Disaster for LGBTQ Rights

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 18
The battle for LGBTQ rights in 2016 was a long, hard slog, with North Carolina at the center of the fight, after the passage of House Bill 2. However, 2017 looks to be even worse.

Tennessee Plans to Beef Up Its Anti-Gay Counselor Exemption Bill

By John Riley | Dec 18
Not content to have passed an anti-LGBT law last year, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to add additional teeth to the measure to ensure it's as tough as possible.

Russia MPs Want FIFA 17 Banned For 'Promoting Homosexuality'

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 12
If Russia thinks your video game promotes homosexuality, it may be banned from the country entirely. Such is the case with FIFA 17, the world's most played soccer video game, if Russian MPs have their way.

Florida Congressman Ted Deutch Blasts Rubio In Pride Center Appearance

By John McDonald | Oct 29
U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch blasted U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for "using the LGBT community to advance his own political interests."

As Economic Harm of HB2 Grows, NC GOP Politicians Backpedal

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 26
As unfortunate economic consequences continue to climb, with the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) both canceling events in the state, former supporters of the bill seem to be shifting position.

Texas Republicans Promise to Pass Anti-LGBT Laws Next Year

By John Riley | Aug 15
What most people have seemed to take away from the recent fight over North Carolina's HB 2 is that the fallout from the controversial anti-LGBT law has caused the state much grief. Not anti-LGBT Texas lawmakers, though.

Marco Rubio to Address Conference of Anti-Gay Activists

By John Riley | Aug 6
Sen. Marco Rubio is raising eyebrows among the LGBT community after it was revealed that he plans to address a conference of anti-gay activists in Orlando - on the two-month anniversary of the attack on Pulse nightclub.

McCrory Lets HB 2 Funding Bill Become Law Without His Signature

By John Riley | Aug 6
Under a bill approved last month by the Republican-run legislature, $500,000 that was previously earmarked for disaster relief will now go towards legal costs.

Boycotts & Benefits: Artists Continue to Respond to NC Anti-LGBT Law

By Jeff Taylor | Jun 18
Entertainers concerned about discrimination in North Carolina since the passage of HB2 have been alternately boycotting or playing and donating some or all of their proceeds to organizations fighting for LGBT rights.

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