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Michigan President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

President Obama will designate a new national monument June 24 at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad movement for LGBT equality. The new Stonewall National Monument will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community's uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States. READ MORE.

Presidential Proclamation for the Establishment of the Stonewall Monument

President Obama will designate a new national monument June 24 at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City to honor the broad movement for LGBT equality. The new Stonewall National Monument will protect the area where, on June 28, 1969, a community's uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement in the United States. READ MORE.

Mississippi Attorneys: LGBT Law Protects Religious Rights

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves scheduled hearings on the lawsuits Monday and they will continue on Thursday.The law would provide protection for people with three religious beliefs: that marriage is only between a man and a woman, that sexual relations should only take place inside such a marriage and that a person's "immutable biological sex" is determined by anatomy and genetics at birth. READ MORE.

2015 Hate Crime Report Shows Significant Disparities

The 2015 Hate Crime Report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects reports significantly higher victimization of youth, people of color, and particularly transgender individuals. READ MORE.

Advocacy Groups Call for Unity in Wake of Orlando Mass Shooting

WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2016--The National LGBTQ Task Force along with 52 other groups today called for unity in the wake of the mass shooting that took place in Orlando last weekend. READ MORE.

Aftershocks of Orlando: Is GOP in 'Solidarity' with LGBT Community or Squirming Over Trump's Embrace?

The aftershocks of a mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub June 12 continued to rattle through the 2016 presidential campaign during the past week.Almost every day, Donald Trump claimed that LGBT voters would support him because he wants to ban Muslims who, he says, "murder gays." READ MORE.

Trump and Clinton Spar over Orlando Attack

"The terrorist in Orlando," said Clinton, in a speech Monday, "targeted LGBT Americans out of hatred and bigotry. And an attack on any American is an attack on all Americans. I want to say this to all the LGBT people grieving today in Florida and across our country: you have millions of allies who will always have your back. And I am one of them." READ MORE.

New Employer Resource to Help End Transgender Employment Discrimination

WASHINGTON- On June 6 the National LGBTQ Task Force and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights published a first-of-its-kind resource to help eliminate workplace discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people. The guide, titled URL "Valuing Transgender Applicants and Employees,http:www.thetaskforce.orgvaluing-transgender-applicants-employees" provides in-depth best practices intended to help employers across the nation create a genuinely inclusive and welcoming workplace environment for transgender people. READ MORE.

LGBT Favorite Clinton Secures Dem Nomination, Trump Promises Attack

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton unofficially secured the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, even before votes were tallied in the six states that held primaries June 7. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders vowed to continue his now long-shot campaign, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump suggested he would make a "major" speech next week to launch an assault on Clinton's character. READ MORE.

National Orlando Gay Nightclub Attack Likely an Act of Terrorism

Media are reporting that alleged shooter Omar Mateen called 9-1-1 prior to entering the gay club Pulse shortly before 2 a.m. During the 9-1-1 call he announced the attack and "pledged his allegiance to ISIS," the Islamic group waging war in Iraq and Syria. Mateen was shot at as he tried to exit the club by a uniform police officer, and retreated back into the club where he held hostages. Orlando Police Department's SWAT team raided the club shortly before 5 am and Mateen was killed in a shoot out. READ MORE.

Fifty Dead After Mass Shooting At Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida

Police arrived at the gay club on Orange Ave. after gunshots were fired at 2 a.m. Witnesses say there were about 40 gunshots in rapid succession as people inside Pulse tried to escape. Orlando Police confirmed via their Twitter account that there was a controlled explosion, which police clarified later was a distractionary device. READ MORE.

LGBT Favorite Clinton Secures Dem Nomination, Trump Promises Attack

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton unofficially secured the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, even before votes were tallied in the six states that held primaries June 7. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders vowed to continue his now long-shot campaign, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump suggested he would make a "major" speech next week to launch an assault on Clinton's character. READ MORE.

National Presidential Proclamation for LGBT Pride Month

Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. READ MORE.

NLGJA Applauds the Launch of NBC OUT, the Newest Vertical from NBC News

The National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) has announced NBC OUT as the first of its kind from a major broadcast news network. READ MORE.

House Chants

While the nation rivets its attention to the increasingly bizarre presidential campaign or eagerly counts down the calendar to when the livin' is easy, Congress has returned to a business as usual battle over LGBT issues brought up inside funding measures. READ MORE.

Poll Finds More Americans Accepting Gender Fluidity

Americans divide about how society should define gender, according to an Exclusive Point Taken-Marist Poll, commissioned by WGBH Boston for its new late-night, multi-platform PBS debate series "Point Taken." READ MORE.

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