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Politics

New US Department of Labor guidelines clarify protections for transgender workers

On August 19, the US Department of Labor released guidelines clarifying that under employment laws regarding federal contractors and subcontractors, gender identity is covered under laws against discrimination based on sex, thus providing transgender workers with explicit protections.

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Ircu

Politics

Anti-gay Ugandan organization cuts 90 percent of its staff after loss of US funds

An anti-gay religious coalition in Uganda has let go of nearly all its paid employees after a major cut to its funding from the US.

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Thomas-beatie

Politics

Arizona court rules that transgender man may seek divorce from wife

An Arizona court has ruled that the marriage of a transgender man and his wife is valid under state law, thus allowing them the right to seek a divorce.

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Orlando city council

Politics

Orlando passes non-discrimination protections for transgender people in unanimous vote

The Orlando City Council has approved non-discrimination protections for transgender people, in a unanimous vote of 7-0.

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Wedding venue

Politics

Virginia could have marriage equality as soon as August 20

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to issue an indefinite stay on its ruling against Virginia’s marriage equality ban, potentially opening the door for same-sex weddings to begin on August 20.

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Gai jatra festival

Culture

Nepalese LGBT community celebrates Pride during Gai Jatra festival

On August 11, hundreds of Nepalese LGBT people took to the streets to celebrate Pride during the Gai Jatra festival.

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No dignity here

Culture

FL church cancels man’s funeral after learning he’s gay

What’s more “blasphemous”—hosting a gay man’s funeral, or canceling it at the last minute because some people don’t believe even dead gays deserve any dignity?

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Gender-hero

Op/Ed

Why transphobia is really just people feeling uncomfortable

The gender panic around trans men and women is different than homophobia, and shouldn't get the free pass of "religious objection."

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Celebrating hate

Op/Ed

Ugandan government decides to show the world it’s not anti-gay…via propaganda

Hey, Uganda! If you want to convince your foreign investors that you’re for reals not anti-gay, try actually doing something to show it.

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