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Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, Senior Global Programs Officer, with contributions from HRC Global Fellow

On Thursday, May 18, Bangladeshi authorities stormed a community center on the outskirts of Dhaka and arrested 28 men who were attending a private gathering. Even more shocking than the arrests, authorities outed these men, and local media published information on their identities. Despite being charged with illegal drug use, police forcefully made them stand in front of the media during a press conference where police outed them as ‘homosexual’ men. This is the first time police held a press conference where they publicly outed members of the LGBTQ community. Local media continue to show videos and pictures of arrestees from the press conference, videos of which have since gone viral and further jeopardize the lives of these men.

In a country where LGBTQ people face tremendous violence and discrimination, private gatherings and parties have long served as a safe shelter for the community to meet, socialize, and organize. While this isn’t the first time police have raided LGBTQ gatherings, this is one of the first times police have made arrests after a raid.

This is a gross violation of the basic human rights, putting the lives of these men in extreme danger. This is also a new level of pressure on the LGBTQ community in Bangladesh, and the community is terrified. Bangladeshis recently commemorated the one-year anniversary of the murders of two gay men, Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy, for their LGBTQ work. Given last year’s murders, this brazen act will no doubt threaten the lives of these 28 men.

Police detained all men, mostly aged 20-25, for two days before going to court on May 20. Police sought to remand each of the 28 arrestees for 10 days to get more information on gay groups in Bangladesh, which had nothing to do with the original charge of possessing illegal drugs. (Remand is when a court sends an accused person back into custody to await further proceedings. This procedure has been used by police in Bangladesh to extract confessions through coercion.) The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka rejected bail petition for all and approved two days remand for four men in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

Bangladesh is one of several South Asian countries that continue to criminalize LGBTQ people using an archaic British colonial-era law known as Section 377. Despite the presence of several LGBTQ rights organizations in the country, sexual and gender minorities in the country face severe social and economic challenges as well as violence, discrimination and even murder.

HRC urges the Bangladeshi government to take immediate action to uphold the human rights of these men by stopping targeted arrests of people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, respecting their rights to privacy, and releasing them immediately.

HRC Global advocates for LGBTQ equality around the world through fellowships, partnerships and research. We stand with Bangladeshi advocates as they continue their important work to bring equality for LGBTQ people in their country. Read more about our work here.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:48 pm

Last night, the Texas House and Senate both passed anti-LGBTQ items. The Texas House passed an anti-transgender bill, SB 2078, limited to schools, targeting transgender students directly. Only a few hours later, the Texas Senate passed HB 3859, a discriminatory bill that gives social service providers, including counselors and adoption and foster care agencies, the ability to refuse service based on a “sincerely held religious belief.”

Both bills are on their way to the Governor’s desk and could be signed this week. 

The Texas legislature showed its true colors last night. Despite the urging of major business groups, child welfare leaders, faith leaders, and their own constituents, elected representatives on both sides of the House passed discriminatory legislation.

But it’s not over yet. Contact Governor Abbott and ask him to veto HB 3859 and SB 2078. Both pieces of legislation are abhorrent, targeting transgender youth and youth in foster care.

All eyes are on Texas right now, and we saw who our real champions were last night. The House and Senate Democrats put up valiant fights against these bills. On the House side, Reps. Thompson, Moody, Anchia, Israel, and Farrar led the fight against this bill and delivered powerful testimony pointing out discrimination on the House floor. In the Senate, Sens. Garcia, Menendez, Rodriguez, and Uresti led the charge as they introduced amendment after amendment that could have changed the discriminatory nature of HB 3859 but were refused.

We need you. Send a message to the Governor asking him to veto HB 3859 and SB 2078.  Remember, this isn’t the end - there are still 7 days left in the legislative session. We must stay vigilant every single day until the end of session on May 29th.


Author: Marty Rouse
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:03 pm

The decades-long work of activists across the vast continent of Asia to achieve marriage equality may finally bear fruit this week in Taiwan. The country’s Constitutional Court is expected to issue a ruling on May 24 on a marriage equality case brought by a veteran LGBTQ activist with support from authorities in the capital city, Taipei.

Two HRC Global Innovators --  Jennifer Lu, from the inaugural HRC’s Global Innovative Advocacy Summit class in 2016, and Sean Sih-Cheng Du, from this year’s class -- have been working with the Marriage Equality Coalition in Taiwan.

Lu, who represents the coalition in a national marriage equality dialogue with the government, is also a former candidate for a parliamentary seat. In recent messages to HRC Global, she has expressed optimism about the coming decision. “In our prediction, the result...might stand closer to our side,” she said.

Regardless of the court’s ruling, the National Yuan, or legislature, will need to enact legislation or reconcile an existing bill to facilitate the decision. The three potential outcomes are full marriage equality, civil unions, or some other form of recognition for same-sex relationships.

Lu, Du and the Marriage Equality Coalition plan to launch a campaign on the day of the verdict to press the National Yuan for swift action to carry out the letter and spirit of the ruling.

The odds of achieving marriage equality in Taiwan increased dramatically last January when Taiwan elected pro-equality candidate Tsai Ing-Wen as the country’s first female president. A member of the Democratic Progressive Party, the president publicly declared her support for marriage equality in a short video in October 2015 on the day of Taipei Pride. Three HRC staff were on the ground in Taipei that day, marching alongside more than 80,000 people. Taipei Pride that year set the record as Asia’s largest ever Pride gathering.

Polls show that a large majority of the Taiwanese public support marriage equality, despite vocal opposition from a small, but influential, Christian fundamentalist minority.   

HRC Global sends our best wishes to Global Innovators Lu, Du and their LGBTQ colleagues in Taiwan through a video message as they await the outcome of the court’s decision.

Read more about our work supporting Taiwanese activists and advocates all around the world here.


Author: Saurav Jung Thapa
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:40 pm

HRC mourns the tragic loss of Sherrell Faulkner, a transgender woman of color, who died last week of injuries sustained during an attack last November in Charlotte, North Carolina. Faulkner was 46.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Faulkner was found near a dumpster in a LGBTQ-friendly part of the city. Her death marks the 11th transgender person to die as a result of violence in the U.S. in 2017. Twenty-two trans women were killed in the U.S. last year.

“Our hearts are heavy with the news of the death of Sherrell Faulkner,” said Ames Simmons, the Director of Transgender Policy at Equality NC and a member of HRC’s Board of Directors. “We must address the root causes of violence against our community, and we cannot rest until the violence stops.”

At the time of the attack, North Carolina’s House Bill (HB) 2 was still on the books. HB2 was an outrageous and unprecedented anti-LGBTQ law that eliminated existing municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and living wage ordinances and prevents such protections from being passed by cities in the future. The legislation also barred transgender people from some public restrooms and other facilities matching their gender identity.

HB2 has since been replaced by HB142 , which still prohibits LGBTQ people from achieveing full equality. The legislation passed would effectively ban LGBTQ non-discrimination protections statewide through 2020 and permanently bar cities from passing laws that ensure transgender people can access facilities in accordance with their identity.

Police are now treating the assault as a homicide. No arrests have been made at this point.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit their website here.


Author: Brian McBride
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:29 pm

DISCRIMINATION APPROVED BY TX SENATE -- ANTI-LGBTQ HB 3859 ADVANCES: Last night, HRC called out the Texas Senate for approving the discriminatory HB 3859, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations -- including adoption and foster care agencies -- to turn away qualified Texans seeking to care for a child in need, including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced, or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection. It also could harm children in care; HB 3859 would forbid the state from canceling a state contract with an agency that subjected children in their care to dangerous practices such as so-called “conversion therapy.” “HB 3859 is a dangerous, discriminatory bill that shows the type of overarching anti-LGBTQ animus that is coloring so much of the Texas legislature this session,” said Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign and a foster and adoptive parent. “This ‘Slate of Hate’ that the Texas legislature has made a priority harms LGBTQ Texans. It is unconscionable that a bill would prioritize discrimination over the best interest of kids in the child welfare system, but Texas lawmakers have done just that. As HB 3859 heads to Governor Abbott’s desk, we hope he does not buy into a hateful agenda over the best interest of some of his most vulnerable constituents -- Texas’ children looking for loving, stable homes.” The bill how heads to the governor’s desk. More from HRC.

ALSO, DISCRIMINATORY ANTI-TRANSGENDER AMENDMENT PASSES TEXAS HOUSE: HRC called on the Texas Senate to stop a measure that could further ostracize and harm transgender students. House lawmakers today added the discriminatory amendment to an otherwise unrelated education bill. Policies such as this one, which make classifications on the basis of “biological sex,” are designed to alienate transgender students from their peers. “This shameful amendment is yet another example of Texas lawmakers’ anti-LGBTQ agenda,” said JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs. “Transgender youth deserve the same dignity and respect as their peers, and this craven attempt to use children as a pawn for cheap political points is disturbing and unconscionable.” More from HRC.

ALARMING -- ANTI-LGBTQ SHERIFF CLARKE POSSIBLE DHS APPOINTEE: Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., one of America’s most controversial and anti-LGBTQ law enforcement officials, could soon be tapped by President Trump to fill a prominent role at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- raising alarms with civil rights groups across the country. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Clarke is claiming he will accept a position at DHS’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments. Although DHS has yet to confirm Clarke’s claim, HRC and other civil rights organizations, including GLAAD and the Anti-Defamation League have expressed grave concerns. Clarke’s tenure as sheriff was challenged following the deaths of four people -- including a baby -- under his supervision; his abhorrent “leadership” also includes a long and expansive anti-LGBTQ record. More from HRC.

  • Students at the University of Notre Dame yesterday protested Mike Pence’s commencement speech and anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ views by walking out of the ceremony. More from The Advocate and NPR.

MUST WATCH MONDAY: In a special report from Telemundo, correspondent Alonso Castillo (@acastilloT48) interviews HRC’s Laya Monarez and Lisbeth Melendez about the transgender Latinx community, and what HRC and the National Center for Transgender Equality are doing to fight anti-transgender legislation and the epidemic of violence against transgender women of color. More from Telemundo.

ANTI-LGBTQ JUDGE THOUGHT HE COULD AVOID SAME-SEX ADOPTION CASES… BUT HE THOUGHT WRONG: Kentucky family court judge W. Mitchell Nance recently submitted a proposed procedural change to the state’s chief justice that would let him avoid cases involving adoptions by same-sex couples -- a topic he has openly stated his opposition to. Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. denied the request. More from The Associated Press.

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER ED BOARD SUPPORTS STATEWIDE LGBTQ NONDISCRIM PROTECTIONS: The Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board made a strong case moral and economic case for the Ohio Fairness Act -- a bill being considered in the Ohio legislature that would bring statewide nondiscrimination protections to the LGBTQ community. The Board writes, “That such protections also have an economic dimension should go without saying. Ohio doesn't want companies trying to hire young, talented high-tech workers to move to states that do protect the full civil rights of all employees. To compete in this job market, numerous big Ohio employers already forbid anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination.” Read the full piece from Cleveland Plain Dealer.

.@Clevelanddotcom editorial board: #HB160 seeks fairness for #LGBTQ people & is way overdue. We couldn't agree more. https://t.co/zqhpxLHlcs

— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) May 19, 2017

HONORING HARVEY MILK ON HIS 87th BIRTHDAY: Milk envisioned a place where all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equally. HRC, as well as countless LGBTQ organizations, pro-equality lawmakers and supporters, strive everyday to make Milk’s dream a reality for millions of LGBTQ people. It is now more vital than ever that we, as a community, work tirelessly towards achieving what Milk sacrificed his life for -- equality and justice for all. More from HRC.

.@HRC celebrates #HarveyMilk on his 87th birthday. His mission of achieving full #LGBTQ equality continues to endure https://t.co/5bgoFIIMT7 pic.twitter.com/JcxgGbFU1T

— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) May 22, 2017

TORONTO BLUE JAYS SUSPEND PLAYER FOR ANTI-GAY SLUR: Kevin Pillar has been suspended for two games after calling Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte an anti-gay slur. More from Bleacher Report.

TV SHOW THE FOSTERS HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF LGBTQ ACCEPTANCE IN FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION: In honor of National Foster Care Month, HRC is highlighting The Fosters, a television show on Freeform that has done more to bring awareness to the issues of LGBTQ youth, same-sex couples and the importance of adoption and foster care than most other shows in recent memory. More from HRC.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY MAY ARRIVE IN TAIWAN THIS WEEK: The decades-long work of Asian activists across the vast continent to achieve marriage equality may finally bear fruit this week in Taiwan. The country’s Constitutional Court is expected to issue a ruling on May 24th in a marriage equality case brought by a veteran LGBTQ activist with support from authorities in the capital city, Taipei. Taiwan could become the first Asian country with marriage equality. More from Taiwan News.

BANGLADESHI AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED 27 MEN ON SUSPICION OF BEING GAY OR BISEXUAL: This troubling report comes a year after Bangladeshi LGBTQ advocate Xulhaz Mannan was murdered. Bangladesh is one of at least 72 countries that criminalize same-sex sexual activity. More from The Independent.

READING RAINBOW

The Advocate recounts the incredible story of two women who sailed from Russia to Canada to start a life together; HRC shares that rock band The Main has join its Equality Rocks campaign;

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Author: HRC staff
Posted: May 22, 2017, 2:19 pm

Today. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into public office, would have celebrated his 87th birthday.

Milk made history in 1977 when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor, becoming one of the first openly LGBTQ elected officials in the country. Sadly, less than a year later on November 28, 1978, he was assassinated.

Despite his short time in office, Milk’s contributions and influence the fight for LGBTQ equality live on in the work of activists and allies throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Milk envisioned a place where all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equally. HRC, as well as countless other LGBTQ organizations, pro-equality lawmakers and supporters, share that vision and strive every day to make full equality a reality for millions of LGBTQ people.

During these uncertain times, it is more vital than ever that we, as a community, continue to work tirelessly towards achieving what Milk sacrificed his life for -- equality and justice for all.

The HRC Action Center and Store in San Francisco’s historic Castro District is located in Milk's former camera shop. In addition to keeping LGBTQ individuals and allies informed on national issues, the action center engages advocates to push leaders at all levels in support of equality.  

Learn more about HRC’s Action Center and Store in San Francisco here and share the image below to show your support in the fight for LGBTQ equality.


Author: Brian McBride
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:38 pm

HRC called out the Texas Senate for approving the discriminatory HB 3859, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations -- including adoption and foster care agencies -- to turn away qualified Texans seeking to care for a child in need, including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced, or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection. It also could harm children in care; HB 3859 would forbid the state from canceling a state contract with an agency that subjected children in their care to dangerous practices such as so-called “conversion therapy.” The bill now heads to the governor’s desk.

HB 3859 is just the latest bill in a slate of unconscionable anti-LGBTQ bills being pursued by the Texas legislature, which is undertaking a systematic effort to roll back the rights of LGBTQ Texans, piece by piece.

“HB 3859 is a dangerous, discriminatory bill that shows the type of overarching anti-LGBTQ animus that is coloring so much of the Texas legislature this session,” said Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign and a foster and adoptive parent. “This ‘Slate of Hate’ that the Texas legislature has made a priority harms LGBTQ Texans. It is unconscionable that a bill would prioritize discrimination over the best interest of kids in the child welfare system, but Texas lawmakers have done just that. As HB 3859 heads to Governor Abbott’s desk, we hope he does not buy into a hateful agenda over the best interest of some of his most vulnerable constituents -- Texas’ children looking for loving, stable homes.”

HB 3859 would enshrine discrimination into Texas law by allowing discrimination in two directions: against prospective parents, and against children in their care.

It would allow state contractors who provide child welfare services to discriminate against qualified same-sex couples seeking to care for a child in need -- including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective parent has previously been divorced, or other parents to whom the agency has a religious objection.

National child welfare organizations such as the Child Welfare League of America, the Donaldson Adoption Institute, North American Council on Adoptable Children and Voice for Adoption have condemned this bill in a letter to lawmakers. This law would most harm children in the system who are awaiting placement in qualified, loving homes and are instead forced to remain in care. Child welfare services should be guided by the overarching principle that guides all family law: all determinations should be in the “best interest of the child.” It isn’t in the best interest of a child to deny them a qualified, loving family simply because that family doesn’t share all of the tenets of the placing agency’s faith.

Further, this bill would have a significant and tremendously harmful impact on children in care. HB 3859 would allow the agencies tasked by the state with caring for these children to put discrimination over the best interests of the child – they are allowed to refuse to provide services that children in care may desperately need, or subject children to care that is contrary to a child’s best interest. For example, this bill would allow an agency responsible for caring for LGBTQ youth to refer that child to a provider of the abusive, discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy,” if that was consistent with the agency’s religious beliefs, without the state being able to intervene, cancel the contract, or withdraw support in other ways.

Research consistently shows that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system, as many have been rejected by their families of origin because of their LGBTQ status, and are especially vulnerable to discrimination and mistreatment while in foster care. HB 3859 will only exacerbate the challenges faced by LGBTQ young people.

HRC has seven field organizers in four offices across Texas who work to mobilize opposition to any anti-LGBTQ legislation. HRC continues to work alongside Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, the Transgender Education Network of Texas and others on the ground to battle against dangerous or harmful bills that attack the dignity of LGBTQ Texans. As a coalition, we will stand together; we will support and comfort one another; and we will continue to work together until we defeat every bill this session that discriminates against LGBTQ Texans.


Author: Nick Morrow
Posted: May 22, 2017, 2:49 am

HRC called on the Texas Senate to stop a measure just passed by the Texas House of Representatives that could further ostracize and harm transgender students. House lawmakers today added the discriminatory amendment to an otherwise unrelated education bill -- the latest effort in a slate of more than a dozen unconscionable anti-LGBTQ bills being pursued by the Texas legislature. Policies such as this one, which make classifications on the basis of “biological sex,” are designed to alienate transgender students from their peers. Research shows that anti-transgender legislation can lead to increased instances of bullying of LGBTQ students and even an uptick in suicide. With this move, the legislature continues to waste taxpayers’ time and money while playing politics with people's lives by targeting LGBTQ people and, in particular, transgender children.

“This shameful amendment is yet another example of Texas lawmakers’ anti-LGBTQ agenda,” said JoDee Winterhof, senior vice president for policy and political affairs. “Transgender youth deserve the same dignity and respect as their peers, and this craven attempt to use children as a pawn for cheap political points is disturbing and unconscionable.”

Hundreds of businesses and several Texas chambers of commerce, celebrities and performers, tourism groups and events and sports organizations including the NBA, the NFL and the NCAA have spoken out against legislation targeting transgender people for discrimination.

HRC, Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, the Transgender Education Network of Texas and others have been fighting harmful bills that attack the dignity of LGBTQ Texans. 


Author: Nick Morrow
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:34 am

Post submitted by HRC Consumer Marketing Coordinator Josh Rentschler

American alternative-rock band The Maine has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign.

Originally from Tempe, Arizona, The Maine is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a band this year. The group first formed in 2007, and its first album Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop was released in 2008. The Main has since released five more albums, the most recent being Lovely Little Lonely, which launched in April 2017.

In 2010, The Maine won three AP Readers Awards for Best Live Band, Album of the Year for Black and White and Best Song for Inside of You. Additionally, the band started and headlined its own festival in Phoenix called 8213 Fest to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The sold out festival was made up of more than 3,000 fans from all over the world.

HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign is sparking a conversation about love, fairness and equality around the globe through music. To join, visit www.hrc.org/EqualityRocks.

To check out other artists who rock for equality, including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence and the Machine, Phoenix, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, Sleater-Kinney and Animal Collective, follow HRC on Spotify now.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

One of America’s most controversial and anti-LGBTQ law enforcement officials could soon be tapped by President Trump to fill a prominent role at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- raising alarms with civil rights groups across the country.   

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is claiming he will leave the office next month to accept a position at DHS’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments.

BREAKING: @SheriffClarke announces he will "accept an appointment as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security."

— Alan Neuhauser (@alneuhauser) May 17, 2017

Although DHS has yet to officially confirm the Clarke’s claim, HRC and other civil rights organizations, including GLAAD and the Anti-Defamation League have expressed grave concerns over Trump’s possible pick.

Not only has Clarke’s tenure as sheriff been called into question following the deaths of four people -- including a baby -- under his supervision, but his long and expansive anti-LGBTQ record is just as abhorrent:

  • He said that the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize marriage equality nationwide would result in a conservative revolt against President Obama’s “socialist agenda.”

Encouraged to see that the sense of resignation over SCOTUS and modern lib cultural rot is turning to anger today. Next is rage, then revolt

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 27, 2015
  • He condemned Democrats and advocates for calling on sensible gun safety measures; following the tragic shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shooting that took lives of 49 people;
  • He said on his right-wing podcast that transgender people “suffer from mental disorders” and “live freakish lifestyles”;
  • And he said a supportive mother of a transgender elementary school student was guilty of "child abuse."

@VickiMcKenna Reference to the mother of a transgendered elementary school student tells me all I need to know about this story. Child abuse

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 19, 2015

In addition to these extremely anti-LGBTQ statments, he’s also referred to Planned Parenthood as “Planned Genocide” and has insisted the Black Lives Matter movement would “join forces with ISIS” to bring down the U.S.

Clarke’s appointment to DHS would be a grave mistake that would cause undue harm to people across the nation. His homophobic, transphobic, racist and sexist views have absolutely no place anywhere, including and especially in law enforcement agencies or the federal government.


Author: Brian McBride
Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:33 pm

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Posted: July 8, 2016, 3:10 am
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Posted: July 8, 2016, 2:45 am
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 22, 2016, 4:14 am
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 22, 2016, 4:03 am
The Orlando Massacre: A Reminder of the Dangers LGBT People Live With Every Day There have been scores of attacks on LGBT spaces, some of which received more attention than others. 06/12/2016 10:46 am ET | Updated 5 minutes ago Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-Large, HuffPost Queer Voices Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, The Huffington Post STEVE NESIUS / […]
Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 12, 2016, 8:17 pm
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 12, 2016, 8:00 pm
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