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LGBT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons
LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.


First Chick-fil-A in U.K. to Close in 6 Months Amid Protests

A local L.G.B.T.Q. group called for a boycott of the restaurant soon after it opened at a mall in Reading, England.
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LDS Church urges Utah not to bar "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors

The church's stand is opposed by LGBTQ rights advocates, and the American Psychiatry Association and AMA, among others, also want the therapy banned
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Videos for LGBT

Beto Says He Will Go After Intolerant Religions [Video]Beto Says He Will Go After Intolerant Religions

On Thursday night, Beto O’Rourke vowed to revoke the tax exempt status of churches that oppose same-sex marriage. The former El Paso congressman made the comments during a CNN town hall devoted to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Suspicious packages outside Supreme Court as LGBTQ activists gather [Video]Suspicious packages outside Supreme Court as LGBTQ activists gather

Before the U.S. Supreme Court proceedings on a major LGBT rights dispute, police moved demonstrators away from the plaza in front of the courthouse due to concern over "suspicious" packages. Rough Cut..

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Jonathan Van Ness: Shampoo Suggestion For Trump [Video]Jonathan Van Ness: Shampoo Suggestion For Trump

(CNN) "Queer Eye" grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness is not a supporter of our current president, but, he explained to CNN's Brooke Baldwin, he does have a shampoo recommendation for him. Speaking this..

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Warren lists 18 trans women of color killed in 2019 [Video]Warren lists 18 trans women of color killed in 2019

During the LGBTQ Presidential Forum in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren read aloud the names of 18 trans women of color murdered this year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Bosnians hold first gay pride parade amid strong police protection [Video]Bosnians hold first gay pride parade amid strong police protection

In the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, the LGBTQ community held its first-ever gay pride parade event. But it came under strong police protection as counter-protests were called by religious groups.

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CNN, Human Rights Campaign Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall With 2020 Candidates [Video]CNN, Human Rights Campaign Will Host LGBTQ Town Hall With 2020 Candidates

On Wednesday, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced it’s partnering with CNN. They will host a 2020 Democratic presidential town hall focused on issues affecting the LGBTQ community...

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Standing ovation for sister of Lyra McKee as she delivers speech at Stormont [Video]Standing ovation for sister of Lyra McKee as she delivers speech at Stormont

The sister of murdered journalist Lyra McKee received a standing ovation as she followed in her footsteps to deliver a powerful talk at Stormont. The author's Ted talk about religious education and its..

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'SNL' skewers LGBTQ town hall, Ellen DeGeneres with Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda cameos

CNN's LGBTQ town hall was prime fodder for laughs and cameo appearances from Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Woody Harrelson on "SNL."
USATODAY.com - Published

Biden on Impeachment, L.G.B.T.Q. Forum: This Week in the 2020 Race

Here are seven things that happened on the presidential campaign trail this week.
NYTimes.com - Published

Beto O'Rourke criticized by conservatives for comment about tax-exempt status and LGBTQ rights

O'Rourke was the target of pushback after he said that religious organizations opposed to same-sex marriage should not have tax-exempt status.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rainbow Railroad: The organization saving LGBT citizens from hostile governments

For individuals in nations where being a part of the LGBT community threatens their freedom, safety and, sometimes, their lives, the Rainbow Railroad provides a way out. Jon Wertheim reports.
CBS News - Published

Warren's joke during LGBTQ town hall goes viral

When asked how she would respond to a supporter who believes marriage is between one man and one woman, Warren responded with a joke
CBS News - Published

Transgender activist interrupts CNN town hall

Transgender activist Blossom Brown made her voice heard at a town hall event focusing on LGBTQ issues on CNN. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took questions from the audience, but Brown accused..
CBS News - Published

Biden says he would withhold foreign aid if countries discriminate against LGBTQ people

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as he joined eight other Democratic..
Reuters - Published

9 Democratic candidates participate in LGBTQ town hall

Nine Democrats will participate in a town hall focusing specifically on LGBTQ issues. GLAAD senior adviser Zeke Stokes joins CBSN to discuss some of the issues Democratic candidates for president will..
CBS News - Published

Second L.G.B.T.Q. Forum Will Feature Nine Democratic Candidates

In a sign of how essential gay rights have become to the party’s platform, Democratic presidential hopefuls will gather in Los Angeles to share their plans for advancing L.G.B.T.Q. rights.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Trump is a reaction to our great progress': LGBTQ voters looking for change in 2020

LGBTQ voters' voices will be key as Democrats look to energize their base and take back the White House next November.
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court weighs first LGBTQ cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement

BuzzFeed legal reporter Zoe Tillman joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss what we learned as Supreme Court justices heard arguments on whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ..
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court appears split over LGBTQ rights

Today was a historic day at the Supreme Court in regards to whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ community. Jan Crawford reports.
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories October 8 P

Here are the top stories for Tuesday, October 8th: Trump administration blocks ambassador from testifying in impeachment probe; Turkey military build up at Syria border; Supreme Court considers LGBT..
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SCOTUS participants speak out after LGBT hearing

Plaintiffs and defendants responded to a seemingly divided Supreme Court that is considering whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. (Oct. 8)
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Protesters at high court as it weighs LGBT rights

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices hear arguments in two of the term's most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job..
USATODAY.com - Published

Pride Plays festival marks Stonewall's 50th anniversary

The Pride Plays festival aims to "capture the prideful spirit of the LGBTQ community" on stage
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court takes up 2 landmark cases for LGBTQ rights

Cases center on whether federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination
CBS News - Published

Suspicious package found near US Supreme Court before LGBTQ discrimination rulings

A suspicious package forced protestors away from the US Supreme Court on October 8. The group had gathered as the court deliberates LGTBQ+ discrimination cases.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio to include a compound for displaced LGBTQ youth and trafficked women

"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King went behind the scenes at Tyler Perry’s historic, 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta. The site features a dozen soundstages named after black icons in..
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ employment rights case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in three landmark cases for LGBTQ rights concerning workplace discrimination. The cases will determine if it is legal under existing federal law to fire an..
CBS News - Published

America is about to have a huge test on LGBTQ civil rights, discrimination

It's 2019, but job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal in some states. The Supreme Court could change that.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Shocking' numbers: Half of LGBTQ adults live in states where no laws ban job discrimination

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether it's illegal under a 1964 law to fire someone based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Bias Against Gay and Transgender Workers

In three cases argued on Tuesday, the court is considering L.G.B.T. rights for the first time since recent appointments moved it to the right.
NYTimes.com - Published

Supreme Court Justices to weigh whether Title VII protects the LGBTQ community

Supreme Court justices are back on the bench this week, gearing up for a jam-packed term filled with high profile issues. They are expected to weigh in on whether a federal employment law barring..
CBS News - Published

Bernie Sanders will not participate in LGBTQ town hall after heart attack

The Vermont senator was seen walking about his neighborhood in Burlington, with his wife, Jane, Monday, and told reporters he'd be back on the campaign trail "soon."
USATODAY.com - Published

Polish police protect LGBT marchers as tensions rise before election

Polish anti-LGBT protesters clashed with riot police in the south-eastern city of Lublin on Saturday just before a gay pride march that has highlighted increased social tensions in the devoutly..
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Michigan adoption agencies can bar LGBTQ couples

The state often contracts faith-based adoption agencies, which may turn down adoptions by same-sex parents
CBS News - Published

'Love Yourself' - Billy Porter celebrates historic Emmy win

Actor Billy Porter, who stars in the FX drama set in the LGBTQ ball scene of the late 20th century, became the first openly gay man to win a best drama series acting Emmy. (Sept. 23)
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Emmys 2019: Laverne Cox's clutch has an important pro-LGBTQ message

'OITNB' star Laverne Cox carried a rainbow-colored purse, a nod to the LGBTQ flag, with the phrases "Oct. 8," "Title VII" and "Supreme Court."
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LGBTQ forum moderator says Joe Biden called her 'a real sweetheart' after tough questions

After the session,writer Lyz Lenz said as she walked off stage Biden dryly remarked to her that she was “a real sweetheart.”
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Biden defends LGBTQ record at Iowa forum

Joe Biden had a tense exchange with a moderator over his history on LGBTQ issues
CBS News - Published

Betsy DeVos visits school with anti-transgender policy

"Why are you on a constant crusade against our #LGBTQ students & teachers?" one lawmaker fired at DeVos
CBS News - Published

Arizona Supreme Court rules artists don't have to make LGBTQ wedding invitations

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled on a case challenging Phoenix's nondiscrimination ordinance and how it applies to LGBTQ couples.  
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union launch LGBTQ t-shirts

In April, 12-year-old Zion went to Miami Pride with his stepmom, Gabrielle Union, and got his NBA dad's support
CBS News - Published

Prosecutors drop same-sex rape case investigated by disgraced detective who called for LGBTQ executions

Grayson Fritts, who called for LGBTQ executions, testified in trial of Shawn Lee Smith who was indicted on charges including rape and sexual battery.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Drew Brees defends making video backed by anti-LGBTQ group

Longtime star New Orleans Saints quarterback says he didn't know about Focus on the Family's stands when he made the video promoting Take Your Bible to School Day
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New study finds there is no single gene that determines sexual orientation

A new study found that a mix of genetics and environmental factors shape a person's sexual orientation, as opposed to a single gene. Zeke Stokes, chief program officer at GLAAD, joined CBSN to discuss..
CBS News - Published

LGBT Republican group loses board member after group endorses Trump

Jennifer Horn, former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, joined "Red and Blue" to discuss why she recently left the board of the Log Cabin Republicans. She says there's "no way" she..
CBS News - Published

LGBT Republican group that declined to back Trump in 2016 endorses him for 2020

The Log Cabin Republicans declined to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 but said he had taken "bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community" as president.
USATODAY.com - Published

Illinois public schools to teach LGBTQ history

Four other states have similar laws requiring LGBTQ history be taught in public schools
CBS News - Published

FBI arrest suspect accused of plotting bomb attack in Las Vegas

FBI agents arrested a Nevada man who said he communicated with white supremacists about launching a bomb attack in Las Vegas. Conor Climo, 23, is accused of plotting to fire bomb a synagogue or a bar..
CBS News - Published

Another "Straight Pride" event proposal submitted

An organizer said the event is a cultural response to, "anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle"
CBS News - Published

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

One of Europe's biggest annual Gay Pride parades kicked off on the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday, with over 500,000 visitors from around the world expected to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide..
Reuters - Published

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