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A federal court has ordered the Idaho Department of Correction to provide a transgender inmate with medically necessary gender confirmation surgery. Adree Edmo, a Native American transgender woman who has been in the custody of the Department of Correction since 2012, sued the department and Corizon LLC, which contracts with the department to provide medical […]

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Hallett allegedly told another attorney that he and Mortensen should "suck each other's dicks"

The post New York judge resigns after homophobic remarks about Viggo Mortensen appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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FreeState Justice, Maryland’s top LGBTQ legal organization, has filed an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the conviction of an Amazon employee who assaulted his co-worker because of that man’s perceived sexual orientation. In January, James William Hill III, of Chester, Va., was found guilty of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate […]

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For the third time this year, Lambda Legal has sued the Social Security Administration for denying survivor’s benefits to an LGBTQ widower because he was not married for the requisite period of time prior to his partner’s death. Anthony Gonzales, 63, of Albuquerque, was in a committed relationship with Mark Johnson from 1998 until Johnson’s […]

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A transgender man says he was repeatedly kicked in the face, had hot coffee thrown in his eyes, and called derogatory names by a mob of seven people in Pittsburgh due to his gender identity. Zahair Martinez, who recently moved to the Steel City from Florida, said he was accosted by the group after going […]

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Hatch: "Protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are not mutually exclusive"

The post Orrin Hatch urges Republicans to protect LGBTQ rights appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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"Morning Joe" host criticized for calling Secretary of State "wannabe dictator's butt-boy"

The post Trump slams MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski for homophobic slur about Mike Pompeo appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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GLOBE Act would create a special envoy on LGBTI rights and call for sanctions on those who commit human rights abuses

The post Congressional Democrats introduce bill to combat anti-LGBTI abuses abroad appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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Congressional Democrats have introduced a bill that will establish an envoy within the State Department who will be tasked with tracking and responding to human rights abuses committed against members of the LGBTI community across the globe. The bill, known as the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act, seeks to enable […]

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The landmark gay drama was deemed worthy of preservation due to its "cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage"

The post Brokeback Mountain inducted into Library of Congress’ National Film Registry appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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