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Delaware: Pastor proposes excluding LGBT definitions from textbooks

(Editor's note: This first appeared on AlterNet.)

LGBT rights: The fight's not over

The recent mid-term elections marked a blazingly clear reversal of fortune for the Democrat and Republican political agendas. What's less obvious is how the reverberations will affect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.

Russian LGBT group stigmatized with "foreign agent" designation

ILGA-Europe is very dismayed to learn that one of its member organizations has become the first LGBTI group to be listed as a so-called "foreign agent" under Russia's notorious legislation. Rakurs, an Archangelsk-based organisation dedicated to LGBTI rights, was recognized as a "foreign agent" by the Russian Ministry of Justice on Monday (Dec. 15, 2014).

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State of LGBT rights: Married on Sunday, but fired on Monday

If you asked most anyone in America how things were going for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, they would probably respond, “Great!” Gay and lesbian people who live in one of the more accepting, urban settings on the East or West Coast might even agree, given that these bastions of liberal thinking have enacted many protections already. Indeed, the struggle for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples has made great strides, going from a handful of states only a year ago in which gay and lesbian people are able to marry to an astounding 35 states at present.

RNC teams up with anti-gay extremist and hate group

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus insists that the GOP’s opposition to marriage equality must be “draped in the concepts of grace, love and respect” … and what better way to show it than partnering with two radical anti-gay groups to send 168 RNC members to Israel.

Did LGBT Tennesseans just get legal protections?

A largely overlooked case issued by the Tennessee Court of Appeals may have given lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals new protections from discrimination in the state of Tennessee.

#DontEraseUs: A campaign to end anti-LGBT curriculum laws

We go to school to learn about the world and how we fit into it. But in 8 states, LGBT students face legal barriers to learning about the lives and experiences of people like them. Join Lambda Legal to learn more about these laws and how we can support students in these states.

Israel's High Court is sadly silent in case of lesbian couple

Many people in Israel, including the prime minister, take pride in society’s liberal attitude toward women and gay people and boast that Israel’s liberal democracy is superior to other regimes in the Middle East. But sometimes this effusive self-praise comes up against the gloomy Israeli reality.

VOSD: Who lied? Part III: The problems with Todd Bosnich’s story

Scott Lewis, the head honcho over at the Voice of San Diego, has been dissecting the allegations made against Carl DeMaio during the recent congressional campaign against Scott Peters.

In his ongoing series, Lewis writes this piece titled Who Lied? Part III: The Problems with Todd Bosnich’s Story.

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Commentary: Many LGBT families left out of Obama's executive action

Last week, President Obama took bold action to grant relief to an estimated five million undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the United States.

This step represents a huge victory after Congress refused to pass legislation to overhaul and repair our broken immigration system. But while the president’s proposal will help make the system more humane and workable, it is only a first step. Significant work is still needed for the system to work for everyone, including the estimated 267,000 undocumented people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).

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