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Lori Lightfoot, an out lesbian candidate for mayor in Chicago, has gained key endorsements from across the political spectrum and appears to have the edge in the home stretch of the race despite getting hit with a vicious last-minute wave of homophobic flyers distributed outside of churches. Comment
A comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill re-introduced March 13 has won overwhelming support among Democrats, but one holdout in the Senate as well as the former leader of the Log Cabin Republicans are opposing the bill by echoing the concerns most commonly spouted by the far right. Comments (1)
The out lesbian leader of a New York City-based veterans advocacy group has delivered a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson asking him to address concerns that Veterans Committee Chair Chaim Deutsch has failed to lead on issues pertaining to LGBTQ veterans. Comment
A major LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill known as the Equality Act has been re-introduced in both chambers of Congress, setting up potentially historic votes on a bill that would usher in wide-ranging protections for the community. Comment
Bronx Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr., retweeted a bizarre Twitter post March 12 featuring a screenshot of a 2017 Daily Beast article with a highlighted sentence saying, “Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors.” Comment
Groups opposed to the movement to decriminalize sex work in New York State took their campaign to City Hall on March 11, and among them included a transphobic United Kingdom-based organization whose representatives held a sign saying “No to sex trade, surrogacy, and transgenderism.” Comment
The executive director of Equality Utah resigned from the state’s Youth Suicide Task Force after Governor Gary Herbert and leading Republican state legislators endorsed a watered-down version of a bill that would have banned gay conversion therapy. Comment

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