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Outlast Youth Wants to Dramatically Reduce LGBT Homelessness in Dallas by 2020

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The official count of homeless people in Dallas, Texas as of March 2017 is over 3,500 people, with at least 1,000 of those unsheltered. But it’s difficult to get a good count; the homeless population is not a cooperative one to census. Which has been a problem for Dallas City Hall’s LGBT Task Force, who […]

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How Many of These Covert Acts of Racism Have You Experienced?

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  There’s an alarming number of Americans who believe racism no longer exists. But talk to any person of color and they’ll tell you that it certainly does. Part of the reason people believe that racism is no longer an issue is because blatant, overt acts of racism such as slavery and segregation have been […]

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Oprah Gives Homophobe His Own TV Show

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  The newest Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) television series is finally here. It’s called The Book of John Gray. The reality show will document the life of Houston pastor John Gray, who leads the largest church congregation in the U.S. There’s just one small problem… Gray is a homophobe. It’s a bit shocking that Oprah would […]

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Chechnya Rounds Up Gay Men

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The Chechan Republic, a small republic inside Russia’s current borders near the Caspian Sea, is a deeply unstable region, having gone through two violent civil wars since the ’91 dissolution of the Soviet Union. As a result, the area is fairly opaque to the outside world, with news emerging only erratically. Even the population of […]

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Government Employee Warns Colleagues ‘There Are Cross-Dressers in the Building’

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  On Monday, April 10, 2017, about 70 LGBT activists paid a visit to the Oklahoma state capital to campaign for HIV/AIDS funding. But while visits from lobbyists is a routine occurrence at the capital, a government employee felt the need to sound the alarm about this group in particular. Why? Because there were “cross-dressers […]

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It Turns Out the Pastor Who Said Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims Got ‘What They Deserve’ Is a Child Molester

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  On Monday, April 10, 2017, 57-year-old Kenneth Adkins was found guilty on eight charges of child molestation. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Adkins has been in the news before. Shortly after the Pulse Nightclub massacre in June 2016, Adkins tweeted, “I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as […]

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Kimberly Hively Wins Historic LGBT Civil Rights Case

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Kimberly Hively, a former teacher at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, will be one of those names mentioned in law books for future generations. Her case is an iconic stepping stone in the path to progress. She alleges that her former employer denied her a full-time position after she was seen kissing her girlfriend goodbye […]

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Trump Stands With Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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  We’re only five days into April and President Trump is already kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by defending Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The news comes after a recent New York Times article revealed that O’Reilly and Fox News paid out $13 million to settle complaints from women who accused O’Reilly of inappropriate […]

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Life as a Homeless LGBT Youth

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  It’s difficult to find hard statistics on homeless youth in the United States for many reasons, not all of them obvious. But the current educated guess is in the neighborhood of 1.6 million. (Youth, in this instance, means under 19 years old). And slightly more than forty percent of them, or roughly 640,000 children, […]

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Whatever Happened With #TheIdesofTrump?

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  The short answer is: no one knows. There hasn’t been one peep from the White House about it. But to be fair, if you were Trump and you were getting flooded with pink slips, would you want to admit it? Alas, the best follow-up we can provide you with is an idea of how many […]

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