Category: News

New Data on DC LGBTQ Youth
David Mariner of The DC Center reports: Results from the 2015 District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education [...]
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Jason Chaffetz announces retirement from House
Strike up the band! Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), one of the worst homophobes in the U.S. House of Representatives and a frequent meddler in D.C. affairs, announced today that he [...]
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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne report at CNN. The bomb is called MOAB. It is 21,600 pounds and is GPS-guided, dropped by an MC-130 aircraft on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. [...]
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Cosby’s books join ‘most challenged’ list
Graham Bowley reports at NYT: Bill Cosby’s “Little Bill” children’s book series was among the 10 “most challenged” books in 2016, according to a list compiled by the American Library [...]
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DC Surrogacy legalization becomes law
At long last, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, legalizing and regulating surrogate parenting agreements in the District, took effect on April 7 after completion of its congressional review period. It [...]
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FBI Obtained FISA Warrant to Monitor Carter Page
WaPo reports: The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe [...]
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Nebraska State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That Struck Down Nation’s Last Ban On LGBT Adoption
Joe My God reports on the ACLU reaction: The Nebraska Supreme Court today upheld a lower court decision which strikes down a decades old ban on gay and lesbian foster [...]
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LGBT advocates criticize nominee for Army secretary
(Photo of Mark E. Green by Erik Schelzig/Associated Press) Helene Cooper and Maggie Haberman report at NYT: A Tennessee state senator who has criticized federal attempts to bar discrimination against [...]
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State Dept. Urges Russia to stop Chechen murders and torture
Joe My God reports: Yesterday the State Department called on Russia to investigate reports that Chechen police are rounding up and murdering gay men. Tonight the State Department has issued [...]
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Lambda Legal responds to confirmation of Gorsuch to SCOTUS
David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement reports this statement by Lambda Legal Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan: The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but [...]
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