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Mexican Government Shows Support for the LGBTQ Community

An estimated 140 LGBTQ couples vowed their marriage, initiated by Mexico City.
Brazilian Drag Queen Pabllo Vittar Uses Music as Platform to Champion LGBTQ Rights

Brazilian Drag Queen Pabllo Vittar Uses Music as Platform to Champion LGBTQ Rights

Brazilian drag queen and pop star Pabllo Vittar releases her new trilingual album which continues to be a platform to fight for queer and other social issues.
Colombia Permits 2 Women to Jointly Register Child

Colombia Permits Same-Sex Couple to Jointly Register Child

Colombian authorities allowed a same-sex couple to jointly register a child with the civil registry, a move celebrated by LGBT rights groups as another step toward equal treatment of gay and lesbian citizens in the South American country.
Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage in Jalisco

Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage in Jalisco

Mexico's highest court on Jan. 26 legalized same-sex marriage in Jalisco state, which is home to more than 7 million inhabitants and contains the country's second-largest city, Guadalajara.
Chinese Court to Hear 1st Same-Sex Marriage Case

Chinese Court to Hear First Same-Sex Marriage Case

A Chinese court is set to hear a case that could help pave the way for gay marriage in the world's most populous country, which currently does not legally recognize same-sex unions in any form.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected hearing cases on gay marriage in its next term, which starts Monday.

Transgender Teacher to Open LGBT Private School in Georgia

A new private school in Georgia will open later this year to accommodate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and educators.
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LGBT, Immigrant Rights Advocates Warn President Obama of Private Detention Center for Trans Women

LGBTQ, civil and immigrant rights advocates are mounting the pressure on President Barack Obama regarding the abuses of detention facilities. Several dozen national, regional and state level organizations wrote to Obama about news regarding transgender women transferring to the Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California.
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Gay Pride 2015: Events for Latino Community and a Brief History of Pride

Pride NYC, a celebration of all things LGBTQ, is upon us. More than 40 years since Pride launched, not only is it important to know what cool Latino LGBT events are happening in and around New York City and beyond, but what sparked the annual push for visibility and rights.
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Undocumented Transgendered Immigrant Explains Why She Heckled President Obama at LGBT Reception

An immigrant transgendered woman heckled President Barack Obama while honoring LGBT Pride Month in the White House on Wednesday. She explained her reasons to interrupt Obama in a post on Thursday.
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Hillary Clinton Calls for Immigrant Detention Reforms, Receives Support from National Groups

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for comprehensive immigration reform and support of President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, but the former secretary of state also spoke about reforms on immigrant detention and its practices.
Democrat to GOP: 'Roll up your sleeves' and pass immigration reform

LGBT Organizations 'Deeply Disappointed' With Inaction from Immigration Executive Action - What You Need to Know

While approximately 4.9 million undocumented immigrants may be eligible for President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, one group did not receive as much protection from possible deportation: the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community.

EEOC: Lawsuits Filed to Protect Transgender Workplace Right

For the first time ever, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits seeking to protect transgender workers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Civil Rights Groups Urge Obama to Ensure Executive Action Includes Undocumented LGBT Immigrants

A coalition of Latino, Asian-American and LGBTQ advocacy and civil rights groups have urged President Barack Obama to ensure the LGBTQ community is included in any potential action regarding undocumented immigrants.

Oregon Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban in the State

On Monday, Oregon became the 18th state to permit same-sex marriage after a federal judge ruled that the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Arkansas Supreme Court Suspends Same Sex Marriage Bans

Same-sex marriages in Arkansas were put on hold on Friday after the state Supreme Court suspended the ruling of a lower court that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Gay Marriage States & Map: Which States Will Be Next to Ban or Legalize Same-Sex Unions?

Gay Marriage is still a hot topic in this country despite the fact that more American citizens approve of same-sex unions than not.
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