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LGBTQ Americans Report More Financial Struggles and Anxiety Over Money than Other Americans

LGBTQ Middle Americans are more likely to worry about the direction of the country, feel less financially secure, and struggle more with personal financial issues than other Americans, according to research by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). “Nearly half (47 percent) of Middle-income earners who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning  (LGBTQ)(…)

Chechen Gays Are Accused of Terrorism So They Cannot Flee Country

The authorities of Chechnya have found a new way of persecuting Chechen homosexuals following they cannot leave Russia. Gay men are charged with terrorism and are wanted as supporters of the Islamic State (an organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation). Chechen security forces visit homosexuals’ relatives and demand to write statements about(…)

Trevor Project Reports Spike in Calls to Suicide Hotline; Equality Texas Speaks Out

The Trevor Project – the nation’s largest LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization – issued a press statement about the amount of incoming calls, text messages and online chats they’ve received from transgender youth. The influx of communications to the suicide prevention organization corresponded most notably after President Trump’s tweet regarding transgender military(…)

Lambda Legal Blasts Trump; DOJ Over Plans to Undermine Affirmative Action Policies

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven blasted the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over new reports revealing plans to undermine and attack affirmative action policies. A report from The New York Times this week affirmed the effort will dedicate resources from the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative(…)

Voters Say 68 – 27% Let Transgender People Serve, Quinnipiac Poll Finds

American voters say 68 – 27 percent, including 55 – 39 percent among voters in military households, that transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Republicans opposed transgender service 60 – 32 percent, but every other party, gender, education, age or racial group(…)

Family Research Council claims Trump Will Issue Anti-LGBTQ ‘Religious Exemptions’ Executive Orders Next Week

GLAAD today released the following audio of Tony Perkins, the president of anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council (FRC), claiming that the Trump administration is set to reveal additional executive orders next week that could allow people to use “religious exemptions” as an excuse to openly use a violent and discriminatory agenda against LGBTQ Americans.(…)