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Mon Nov 11 11:04:01 2019 GMT

Man Accused of Killing Son for Being Gay Appears in Court
Wendell Melton

Wendell Melton is accused of shooting his 14-year-old son Giovanni in 2017.

Trans People Will Soon Be Able to Use Chosen Names on Debit Cards
Debit card

The service will be available to Mastercard users through BMO Harris Bank and Superbia Credit Union.

New Hampshire’s First Openly Trans City Council Member Elected
Palana Belken

Palana Belken was among more than 100 LGBTQ candidates to win their races this week.

Gender Reveal Gone Wrong Leads to Plane Crash in Texas
Gender Reveal

The plane stalled after releasing 350 gallons of pink water.

Human Rights Groups Ask Turkey to Drop Charges Against LGBTQ Activists
Istanbul Pride March

19 people were arrested during a police raid on a Pride march in Ankara.

Indigenous Tribe Passes Hate Crime Law Protecting LGBTQ People
Crow Creek Sioux Map

“It was a long time coming," said Marlow Medicine Crow Jr., who is on the Crow Creek Tribe Law and Order Committee.

Anti-LGBTQ Group's Effort to Imprison Trans Women With Men Is on Hold
Prison cell

The Alliance Defending Freedom is biding its time, hoping a Supreme Court ruling will enable further anti-trans discrimination.

Gay Film Draws Violent Protest in Republic of Georgia
Georgian police

Hundreds protested the opening of And Then We Danced, with some throwing rocks, smoke bombs, or firecrackers.

Harriet's Director Loved Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe's Chemistry
Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monae

Harriet Tubman and Marie Buchanon never met in real life, but director Kasi Lemmons imagines the relationship they might have had. 

Death of Trump’s 'Denial of Care' Rule Means Life for LGBTQ Patients
Doctors

Two judges slowed, and maybe stopped, one of the administration's most dangerous efforts.

Queer Author Says School Canceled Her Visit Over Harvey Milk Mention
Harvey Milk

“This action sends a very harmful message to students," wrote Robin Stevenson in an open letter Tuesday.

Marriage Equality Overturned in Cayman Islands
Vickie Bodden Bush and Chantelle Day

An appeals court says an earlier ruling for marriage equality went too far but that the government should establish a marriage equivalent for same-sex couples.

Orthodox Church in Montenegro Baptizes Its First Out Trans Person
Montenegro Pride

Nineteen-year-old Vuk Adzic said he feels "church is my only safe harbor."

Buckle Your Seat Belts: Impeachment Will Test Trump's Tenuous Sanity
The Public Impeachment Hearings Will Lead to Ugliness

With public hearings starting next week, the president's instability is likely to increase tenfold.

Calif. School to Gay Teen: Get Counseling or We'll Out You to Parents
Magali Rodriguez

Magali Rodriguez recounted horrific antigay treatment at the Bishop Amat Memorial High School.

Five Malaysians Sentenced to Caning, Jail for Attempting Gay Sex
Malaysian flag

The South Asian nation appears to be continuing a crackdown on its LGBTQ population.

Gay Penguin Couple at Australian Aquarium Expecting Second Chick
Penguins Sphen and Magic

The gentoo penguins made global news last October with the hatching of their first chick, Sphengic.

Iowa Man Arrested for Vandalizing Pride Flag
Blazing Saddle surveillance video

Blazing Saddle owners publicly released surveillance video of the crime.

Atlanta Pastor Says America Isn't Ready for Gay, Married Prez
Atlanta Pastor Sayas America Isn't Ready For Gay, Marries Prez

"I am not Homophobic. But..."

Nikki Araguz Loyd, Trans Rights Activist, Dead at 44
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Among other things, Loyd fought for recognition of her marriage to a Texas firefighter who died on the job.

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