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Man sentenced to life in prison for killing transgender wife

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his transgender wife Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien. Mark Steele-Knudslien entered his guilty plea in Berkshire Superior Court, Massachusetts, yesterday (January 23). He was handed a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years, WWLP.com reports. Steele-Knudslien had been accused of stabbing his wife and hitting her with a hammer on January 4, 2018. The 49-year-old originally pleaded not-guilty but later changed his plea. Transgender woman Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien died from stab...
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GOP State Lawmakers Have Been Filing More Than One Anti-LGBTQ Bill Per Day in 2020

Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. have already introduced at least 25 anti-LGBTQ bills in 2020. NBC News reports: Many of the bills, like South Dakota’s, focus on transgender youth, but a number of others deal with nondiscrimination protections and religious exemptions. Chase Strangio, deputy director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, called this legislative session “one of the most hostile” for LGBTQ people in recent years. More from the Washington Blade: Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT and HIV project, said in...
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NJ Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Gay and Trans Panic’ Legal Defense

Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation making New Jersey the ninth state to ban the use of “gay and trans panic” legal defenses. I just signed a bill banning the gay and trans panic defenses for charges of criminal homicide. We will always stand with our LGBTQ+ community and promote full equality for all our residents.https://t.co/yZtqnjq1YN pic.twitter.com/HaEeRDa8Vf— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 21, 2020 The governor’s office wrote: “Defendants have successfully argued that gay or trans panic constitutes heat of passion provocation in order to reduce charges of murder to...
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NJ Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Gay and Trans Panic’ Legal Defense

Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation making New Jersey the ninth state to ban the use of “gay and trans panic” legal defenses. I just signed a bill banning the gay and trans panic defenses for charges of criminal homicide. We will always stand with our LGBTQ+ community and promote full equality for all our residents.https://t.co/yZtqnjq1YN pic.twitter.com/HaEeRDa8Vf— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 21, 2020 The governor’s office wrote: “Defendants have successfully argued that gay or trans panic constitutes heat of passion provocation in order to reduce charges of murder to...
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Ellen Talks to Beauty Guru NikkieTutorials About Blackmail That Led to Her Coming Out: WATCH

Ellen DeGeneres sat down with popular YouTube beauty guru Nikkie De Jager (NikkieTutorials) about her recent coming out as transgender and the blackmail attempt that led her to do it. Said De Jager: “A couple of weeks ago I got emails from a certain person and he was not okay with the fact that I was ‘lying’ and he wanted to expose that. He had a very pressuring voice and was like, ‘if we don’t get an answer by tomorrow, it’s out.’ I feel like his whole goal with this...
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Florida Republicans Launch Full-Scale Assault on LGBTQ Rights

ALERT: A slate of 8 anti-#LGBTQ bills have been filed in the #flleg — including an attack on trans youth.This is the most overtly anti-LGBTQ agenda by the legislature in recent memory: https://t.co/1J22xZYXBN #flapol pic.twitter.com/mSBoz7TiqY— Equality Florida (@equalityfl) January 14, 2020 Perhaps emboldened by President Donald Trump, Republican state lawmakers in Florida have unleashed a hateful barrage of anti-LGBTQ legislation as the 2020 session gets under way in Tallahassee. NBC News reports: “Seven Republican lawmakers in Florida filed anti-LGBTQ bills late Monday, just hours before the deadline to file new...
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Trump Jr., GOP Lawmakers Mock Warren For Saying Trans Inmates Should Be In Women’s Prisons

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Conservative politicians and right-wing commentators took to Twitter on Monday to lash out at 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she argued that incarcerated transgender women should be housed in women’s prisons, as men’s prisons pose a major safety risk. “We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility,” Warren said Sunday in at a campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa. Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Marshalltown, IA: "We have to...
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