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Thousands of trans people take to the streets for first-ever National Trans Visibility March

Thousands of trans people and their allies came together for the National Trans Visibility March in Washington DC on September 28 in support of equal rights for the trans community and to demand justice for the trans people who have been murdered in the US. The first-ever National Transgender Visibility March saw as many as 3,000 people march from Freedom Plaza in downtown DC, where the event began with a two-hour rally, to a street four blocks away from the US Capitol. Speakers included Pose actress Angelica Ross and the...
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Ricky Martin and Husband Jwan Yosef are ‘Pregnant’ with 4th Child: WATCH

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef are expecting a fourth child, the recording artist and political activist announced at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington D.C. on Saturday night. The couple are already fathers to twins Valentino and Matteo (born via surrogate), and a daughter, Lucia. View this post on Instagram Baby Lucia Martin-Yosef being the LIGHT she is A post shared by Jwan Yosef (@jwanyosef) on Aug 8, 2019 at 11:39am PDT Said Martin to his husband and kids: “My husband Jwan, I love you, my beautiful twins, Valentino...
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Trump Nominee for Lifetime Seat on Federal Court Says It Was ‘Unfair’ of Him to Attack HRC Over Reaction to Matthew Shepard Murder

Steven Menashi, Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Circuit Court of Appeals Second Circuit, expressed regret for controversial past writings that were brought to light by CNN’s Kfile in August. Menashi, a Special Assistant to Donald Trump and Associate Counsel to the President who was nominated for a lifetime seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, attacked the Human Rights Campaign and universities’ attitudes toward gay students, denounced feminists, and diversity efforts in editorials in the 1990s and 2000s. Said Menashi in a letter to...
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Black trans women keep being murdered. So this New Yorker decided to do something about it

At least 19 transgender people have been violently killed in the US this year, with all but one of them – Jordan Cofer, who was shot by his own brother in the Dayton mass shooting – being black trans women. The life expectancy for a black trans woman in the US is just 35 years old. “Their lives are being taken away from them simply for being who they are,” said Laverne Cox, in a July BuzzFeed interview. “We have to lift the stigma around trans people existing. Your attraction...
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Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang Will Skip the 2020 Democratic HRC/CNN LGBTQ Town Hall

Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang are the only major Democratic 2020 candidates that will be skipping the Human Rights Campaign/CNN LGBTQ Town Hall scheduled for October 10 in Los Angeles. Yang and Sanders cited scheduling conflicts, according to CNN. CNN released the following schedule. Businessman Tom Steyer will be interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash at 7 p.m.New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be interviewed by Bash at 7:30 p.m.Former Vice President Joe Biden will be interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper at 8 p.m.California Sen. Kamala Harris, will be interviewed by...
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Trump Nominee for Lifetime Seat on Federal Court Denounced HRC for ‘Exploiting’ Matthew Shepard Murder, Said Universities Were Hypocritical for Segregating Gays

Steven Menashi, a Special Assistant to Donald Trump and Associate Counsel to the President who was appointed last week for a lifetime seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, attacked the Human Rights Campaign and universities’ attitudes toward gay students, denounced feminists, and diversity efforts in editorials in the 1990s and 2000s. CNN’s Kfile reports: “Steven Menashi, a Stanford-trained lawyer who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, wrote dozens of editorials and blog posts in the late 1990s and early 2000s for a number...
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Trans activist Sarah McBride running for Delaware state senate

Prominent transgender advocate Sarah McBride, who is currently the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, has announced she’s running for office in Delaware. The 29-year-old, who made history as the first trans person to speak at a major party convention when in 2016 she addressed the Democrat National Convention, would be the first trans person elected to a state senate if she wins. McBride will run for Delaware’s 1st Senate District. Incumbent Democrat Harris McDowell announced on July 1 that he would retire in 2020. In Tuesday’s (July...
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