LGBTQ icon Jim Obergefell announces Ohio House bid

LGBTQ icon Jim Obergefell announces Ohio House bid

This post was originally published on this site Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit established marriage equality in the United States, is running for an Ohio House seat. The Sandusky native announced his bid for the 89th District Tuesday morning. In the current map, the district covers the coast in Erie and...

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Top Democrats renew call to end anti-gay blood ban as Red Cross announces first-ever national shortage crisis

Top Democrats renew call to end anti-gay blood ban as Red Cross announces first-ever national shortage crisis

This post was originally published on this site Last week the Red Cross issued its first-ever warning of a blood shortage so dire it is calling it a “national crisis.” In response 22 top Democratic Senators signed a letter urging the FDA to once and for all end the ban...

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US envoy advances LGBTQ rights in a world of ‘mind-boggling’ violence, discrimination

US envoy advances LGBTQ rights in a world of ‘mind-boggling’ violence, discrimination

This post was originally published on this siteJessica Stern, the State Department’s new special envoy, has to perform a diplomatic balancing act when promoting LGBTQ rights across the globe.     

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Stalled Equality Act leaves LGBTQ community to fend for themselves

Stalled Equality Act leaves LGBTQ community to fend for themselves

This post was originally published on this siteWithout the Equality Act on their side, advocates remain determined to create safe public spaces for LGBTQ communities without help from lawmakers.     

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‘Rainbow wave’: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2021

‘Rainbow wave’: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteAt least 410 LGBTQ candidates ran or are running for office in 2021, a 7% increase over the odd-numbered election year of 2019, says a new report.     

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Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 60 House Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to lift the State Department’s blanket ban on U.S. diplomats lobbying for gay

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