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Franklin Graham Praises Trump For Denying ‘Offensive’ LGBT Flags From Flying At Embassies

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Evangelical leader Franklin Graham on Saturday celebrated news reports that the Trump administration has denied multiple requests from U.S. embassies to fly the LGBT Pride flag on their flagpoles for Pride month. In a post to his Facebook page, Graham personally thanked Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for “making the decision not to fly the gay flag over our embassies during June in recognition of gay pride month.” It was the “right decision,” Graham declared. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “The only flag...
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RuPaul Has ‘One Thing To Say’ About Trump ‘Pride Month’ Tweet: ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Tweets’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); RuPaul “had one thing to say” about the president’s call to “stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people” on Twitter: “Actions speak louder than tweets,” In his tweet, Trump voiced support for the international campaign to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide, launched by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. ….on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019 (adsbygoogle =...
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Trump Says He Banned Trans Troops ‘Because They Take Massive Amounts Of Drugs’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); British commentator Piers Morgan pressed President Trump in an interview about his tweet this week in support of the LGBTQ community while issuing a ban on transgender people from serving in the military. In an interview that aired Wednesday on “Good Morning Britain,” Morgan asked Trump why he felt the “need to ban transgender people” from serving their country. “This week, you tweeted your support for the LGBT community around the world where they’re being persecuted or excluded,” Morgan said. “Which does prompt the obvious...
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Oregon Church Goes Viral With Pro-LGBT Messages: ‘God Loves You Just The Way She Made You’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Pastor Adam Ericksen’s pro-LGBT roadside messages have gained national attention in recent weeks. Thousands of social media users have been drawn to the progressive political messages being shared by Ericksen’s Clackamas United Church of Christ in Milwaukee, Oregon, showing support for Muslims, African Americans and the LGBT community. “God loves you just the way she made you,” reads one sign shared on social media. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “Our transgender siblings have heartbeats,” read another sign shared last week in response to an Alabama...
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A Father Teaches His Trans Son To Shave In Heartwarming New Gillette Ad

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new trans-inclusive Gillette commercial captures the heartwarming moment a father teaches his transgender son how to shave for the first time. The new Pride-targeted ad, “First Shave,” is a part of the shaving supply company’s #MyBestSelf campaign. The ad features Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a young Canadian trans man, and his father. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “Whenever, wherever, however it happens—your first shave is special,” reads the ad’s tagline. “Growing up I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I wanted...
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Transgender Health Care Protections

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new proposal from the Trump administration would roll back Obama-era health care protections for transgender people by scraping gender identity from the discrimination definition, reports NBC News. The proposed regulation, announced Friday by The Health and Human Services Department, rescinds ObamaCare’s definition of “sex discrimination” to remove protections for people’s “gender identity.” The rule can be finalized after a 60-day public comment period. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “When Congress prohibited sex discrimination, it did so according to the plain meaning of the term,...
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New Trump Proposal Would Strip Protections For Transgender People At Homeless Shelters, Advocates Warn

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Transgender rights advocates are warning that a new Trump administration proposal would gut protections for homeless transgender people, reports The Washington Post. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule would allow single-gender taxpayer-funded shelters “to consider a range of factors” such as religious beliefs for the purpose of “determining sex for admission to any facility.” The proposal, which would weaken Obama-era protections for homeless transgender people, does not create a required basis for making such determination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Civil...
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Judges Can Overrule Parents On Treatment For Transgender Children, Arizona Supreme Court Rules

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Arizona judges can require parents to provide counseling, therapy and other expert help to children who may be transgender, even if the parent doesn’t support treatment, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling said that courts can only intervene if the child is “at risk for physical danger or significantly impaired emotionally,” a higher legal standard than “the best interests of the child” often used in family-court cases. “This is an important decision that will provide family courts with more guidance about when...
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Five States To Defy Trump’s Transgender Ban, Will Allow Trans Troops To Serve In National Guard

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); At least five states say they will allow transgender troops to serve in their National Guard despite Trump’s transgender military ban that recently went into effect. Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California and New Mexico all say they will continue to allow transgender people to serve in their respective state’s National Guard, reports The Daily Beast. All 50 states and four U.S. territories have their own National Guard groups that primarily fall under the governor’s control, though it is not immediately clear how the states would directly...
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