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A Look at the National Park Service’s LGBTQ Study

A photo of a National Park Service sign.

Sometimes valuable, inestimable data comes from an unexpected source. Such was the case in 2016 when the National Park Service, of all groups, released a 1,200 page, peer-reviewed study of LGBTQ American History. It is quite possibly the most complete, illuminating examination of queer themes available. The study, called LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, […]

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HRC Report Gives 60 Cities Perfect Scores on LGBTQ+ Rights

A photo of the New York City skyline.

  The Human Rights Campaign just released their Municipal Equality Index for 2016 and the results are pretty amazing. This report looks at all 50 state capitals, the 200 largest cities overall, the five largest cities in each state, and the cities which are home to the two largest universities in each state. The report […]

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New U.N. Report Illustrates the Struggle of LGBTQ+ People

The U.N. building located in Geneva.

  A recent 160-page U.N. report on human rights includes a section on LGBTQ+ rights. The report includes steps on how to address hate crimes and acts of discrimination. While things are certainly getting better here in the United States, it’s easy to forget that there are many parts of the world where it is […]

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LGBTQ+ Vines Grow Awareness With Humor

Thomas Sanders won the Vine Star of the Year award for his funny and educational videos that support the LGBTQ community.

“I hope you enjoy my shenanigans,” is the tagline on Thomas Sander’s Vine account, and by and large, the Internet does. His six-second videos, over 12,000 of them, have been seen over 4 billion times and have gained him 7.1 million followers on the relatively new micro-streaming site. His videos are well-crafted jokes and harmless […]

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