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From books to booze to pop-up tents to toiletries, tell Amazon what you want and they’ll deliver almost anything — except a straight answer about their outreach to the LGBTQ community through advertising, marketing, and communication. Comment
We buy Apple’s phones, wear their watches, and use their products to drive our businesses — but finding their iconic ads in the pages of your local LGBTQ newspaper or website is like looking for an apple in an orange grove. Comment
An influential-turned-disgraced gay Democratic donor who has been linked to multiple overdose-related deaths of vulnerable black gay men in his Los Angeles home was arrested on September 17 after yet another man overdosed in his home last week, prosecutors in Los Angeles announced. Comment
A Las Vegas man has embarked on a mission to raise awareness about the deeply entrenched homophobia permeating the Mormon Church after his 14-year-old son’s suicide, which the father attributes to the institution’s anti-LGBTQ teachings and culture. Comments (5)
One day after hundreds gathered in Times Square in reaction to the latest wave of murderous mass shootings, anti-gun advocates and elected officials held an evening vigil at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope on August 5 to speak out against the violence, white supremacy, and racist rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump. Comment
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Mass Shootings Mobilize Gays Against Guns

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Mass Shootings Mobilize Gays Against Guns

Gays Against Guns, other advocacy groups and activists, and elected officials held a demonstration in Times Square on August 4 to protest gun violence just hours after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and one week after a separate mass shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Comments (2)
A married lesbian couple in Waco, Texas, is expressing outrage after their daughter was rejected admission to a local Christian school simply because her parents are gay. Comment
The US women’s soccer team, which boasts five out LGBTQ players, captured their second straight FIFA World Cup victory on July 7 when they beat the Netherlands in the final round, 2-0. Comments (1)
It’s like “All Lives Matter” but for straight people. Comments (4)
The valedictorian of Brigham Young University’s (BYU) class of 2019 spent most of his graduation speech congratulating others, but when it was time to focus on himself, he turned heads by making a short, but bold statement: “I am proud to be a gay man of God.” Comment
The ban on transgender service members initially announced by President Donald Trump in 2017 and later fleshed out further by the Pentagon went into effect on April 12, officially signaling the beginning of a new era of government-sanctioned discrimination by the nation’s largest employer. Comment
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Tom Duane Visits West Point

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Tom Duane Visits West Point

In an April 2 visit to Spectrum, the LGBTQ organization at the United States Military Academy at West Point, former State Senator Tom Duane recounted tales from his early days as an out gay elected official, while hearing coming out stories from both cadets and officers who had served during the days of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Comment
In a surprise move on April 4, the Mormon Church announced it would immediately begin allowing children of LGBTQ couples to be baptized and that gay couples would no longer be viewed as “apostates,” which is a term used to describe people who deviate from Church teachings. Comment
More than 2,000 Google employees and others in the tech industry have written a letter demanding that the tech giant revoke its appointment of the president of the anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation to its Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC). Comment
By his own admission, Aaron Bianco was a “nobody” until he was discovered by the alt-right. Comment
Gay male couples — especially black gay couples — are at heightened risk of discrimination by mortgage lenders nationwide when they are seeking to purchase a home, according to an analysis published in the University of Chicago Law Review based on empirical data disclosed under federal housing law. Comments (1)
Kevin Hart is coming out — to tell you he won’t host the Oscars. Comments (3)
Politics

Alt-Right Site Denies Harassing Gay Catholic

A radical right news site that calls itself the “Christian militia” is pushing back against allegations by a former administrator of a Catholic church in San Diego after he blamed that site and others for harassing him until he was forced to resign, marking the latest twist in the ongoing targeting of the gay community’s presence in the Church. Comments (1)
It was a holiday dream come true. Comments (3)

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