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President Obama made history this week when he became the first American president in 88 years to visit Cuba in his continuing diplomatic outreach to the island nation. It was no surprise that Obama discussed the half-century old embargo on Cuba, but a surprising part of a speech he gave in Cuba yesterday involved his talk of…

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President Barack Obama has been gaining widespread attention over the last few months over his heavy push for new laws to grant equal rights and protection to the LGBT community. And in that time he’s gained a growing number of supporters, including one cashier in Austin, Texas, who made the president chuckle with a surprise…

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Last month, President Obama set out on a large scale plan to bring about stronger federal laws to protect the LGBT community. Now, Obama is continuing his plans and recently announced that he will sign an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity. According to the Huffington Post, the…

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All last week, President Obama worked tirelessly to improve LGBT rights by pushing Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and by extending family and medical leave benefits to married gay couples. Now, a new report reveals that President Obama finished up the week by expanding a host of government benefits to cover same-sex couples…

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When it comes to LGBT equality, no other sport has been more supportive this week than the world of professional wrestling. Earlier this week, the WWE partnered with the famous NOH8 campaign for a major series of photos in support of marriage equality. Now, one of wrestling’s biggest legends, Stone Cold Steve Austin, is weighing…

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In recent years, Dr. Ben Carson has, sadly, become more so known for his highly conservative beliefs, critiques of President Obama, and homophobic viewpoints rather than his years as a pioneering black doctor. Unfortunately, Carson did nothing to redeem himself in the public eye this past weekend when he spoke at the the Conservative Political…

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Across the globe, issues of LGBT rights and marriage have been a major talking point as governments have decided to either grant LGBT people equal rights or strip them of their freedoms. And although some countries, such as Russia, have done the latter, Russia’s neighbors to the West recently took a step toward progress as…

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For more than a year, President Barack Obama has been a staunch supporter of marriage equality. Now he’s focusing his sights on providing wide spread legal protection and rights to the LGBT community. Last night, Obama took on the role of  blogger for the Huffington Post and wrote a letter supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA),…

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Morgan State University student Brian Stewart has filed a complaint against his school’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, alleging that the fraternity rejected him because he is gay. In an interview with Fox Baltimore, Stewart, a 20-year-old senior business major, explained that he wanted to become a member of Alpha Kappa Psi ever since he was…

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Chris Brown hasn’t at all had a pristine history when it comes to him and the LGBT community. Although the singer has claimed that he embraces and makes music for gay, straight and bisexual fans, he’s been caught many times dropping anti-gay slurs, inciting the ire of many LGBT activists and allies. Now, the singer…

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This weekend, the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles, bringing out several major stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chaz Bono, Charlize Theron and Kelly Rowland. But it was former president Bill Clinton who stole the show when he gave a moving and personal speech about his journey to embracing same-sex marriage. During…

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The LGBT rights activists, the LGBT community, especially the transgender community, are relishing a spike in national coverage and representation that it’s never known before. Although strides are  being made bring equality to the transgender community, many trans people across the country are living without laws to provide them their basic human rights or to protect…

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