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Why Is June LGBT Pride Month?

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The first of June marks LGBT Pride Month. The reasons that Pride Month is so important to the LGBT community are many. The fight to earn civil rights has been hard and those who worked so diligently deserve to be … Continue reading

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IDAHO for LGBT Rights

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On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

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Does Religious Freedom Legislation Really Protect Everyone’s Rights?

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Last year, we watched as many states tried to pass “bathroom bills,” limiting where transgender people could go to use the facilities. But it wasn’t just the transgender community that faced legislation that would limit their rights. Over 200 bills … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians Speak Out Against Discrimination and Injustice

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When they hear the word “Christian,” many individuals in the United States picture right-wing conservative fundamentalists. Their increased involvement with politics, along with the creation of groups such as the late Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and the anti-LGBTQ Family Research … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts to Allow Transgender Kids

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The Boy Scouts of America will now allow transgender boys to join its ranks. Serving about 2.4 million boys and young men just in the United States, the organization has been around since 1908. The early years were not easy. Segregation … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Bills Challenge Separation of Church and State

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The United States Constitution was written to allow for the free exercise of faith by its citizens as well as avoid state-mandated religion. The question of balancing religious freedom with civil liberty has been particularly salient in the first decades of the … Continue reading

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Data That Proves LGBT Teens Need More Support

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Most people are aware that members of the LGBT community face discrimination and bullying, whether the individual is an adult or a child. Every day, there are news reports of laws being passed to prevent the LGBT community from having … Continue reading

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Pope’s Statement on “Gay Lobby” and Judgement

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Despite the legacy left by his predecessors, Pope Francis I has all but turned age-old tradition on its head by proclaiming that he cannot judge LGBT people as morally bad based merely on their orientation. It is yet to be … Continue reading

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