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One Year on ICE Prison for Transgender Immigrants in Texas Remains Closed

Photo: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement VICE News has learned that a year-old detention center for undocumented immigrants in Dallas, Texas never opened its unit for transgender people detained by ICE. Prairieland Detention Center had plans to feature a protected, 36-bed pod exclusively for transgender detainees to keep those individuals safe from violence and(…)

New LGBTQIA+ Focused Digital Voter Registration Platform Launched

#QTHEVOTE, a digital voter registration platform for the LGBTQ community and their allies, launched today as its flagship website went live at www.qthevote.com.  #QTHEVOTE was founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Burgess who was the first openly gay CEO of a publicly traded bank in the United States.  #QTHEVOTE leverages cutting-edge voter registration tools from vote.org(…)

First Same-sex Couple Legally Marry at Sea on a Major Cruise Line

Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray In a historic ceremony hosted on board Celebrity Equinox, Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray became the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line. The grooms were joined by their immediate family for an intimate ceremony officiated by Captain Dimitrios Manetas. They exchanged(…)