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Donald Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked concern and suspicion among LGBT Russians and their allies. READ MORE.
Hillary Clinton's controversial remark that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" for espousing bigotry have contributed to a tulmultuous week for the Democratic presidential nominee, but her LGBT supporters insist her comments were accurate. READ MORE.
North Carolina is a battleground on two fronts these days: Over the state's recently enacted anti-LGBT law and over the political race for the White House. And at least one of those battles could come to a major turning point this week. In a strange twist, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Sept. 16 said he'd call a special session of the state legislature this week to consider repealing HB2, but only if the city of Charlotte first repealed its non-discrimination law. That law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, sex and other categories. READ MORE.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to back off some remarks she made before an LGBT fundraiser last Friday, but her poor choice of words there is now being overshadowed by reaction to concerns that she appeared to collapse while getting into her Secret Service van on Sunday morning. READ MORE.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A new trial was ordered Friday for a former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man, with a New Jersey appeals court throwing out his 15-count conviction. READ MORE.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an hour-long walk on the MKT Trail. At 52, Lavender, an independent living specialist for low-income seniors, made a goal to stay active for her health, especially after having both of her knees replaced in August 2013. READ MORE.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its legal case against the release of 911 calls from the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida, saying Wednesday that withholding the recordings is no longer necessary to the federal investigation. READ MORE.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Sept. 8 in Savannah. She was 59. READ MORE.
ATLANTA (AP) - An LGBT rights group is asking an appeals court to step in after a Georgia judge declined a legal name change for a second transgender man. READ MORE.
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - A school district in northeastern Minnesota is facing a lawsuit over its transgender restroom and locker room policy. READ MORE.
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. READ MORE.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state's discrimination law when she was fired because she's married to a woman. READ MORE.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. READ MORE.
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